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What is the basic process for removing and replacing roofing materials around clean out vents?

So on the roof the other day, and put my foot near a clean out vent. There was noticeable give in the roof surrounding the vent. It felt like it was just being held by the shingles and whatever felt ...
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Why can't I find a cleanout plug to fit my drain pipe?

Trying to cap a water line that connects to my sewage out line. I purchased a cleanout adapter with cap in 2" and 3" and one is too big and one is too small. I think I need a 2-1/2" ...
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Can't get fish through cleanout in utility room to clean pipes above?

The cleanout is about three feet off the floor in the utility room with a 90 degree bend coming down from above and going through the wall to the septic system. I cannot see how to get a wire fish up ...
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Unidentifiable worms appear on apartment floor

I found some worms on my apartment floor. I can’t find anything rotten around the apartment, but I don’t know how they got there. Are those maggots? video link
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How To Neatly Cover an Indoor Sewer Cleanout?

I am currently renovating my room and realized that there is a wall popping out. It was bothering me because it would be an obstruction when placing new furnitures. I removed it and planned to make ...
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Which of these is the sewer cleanout

I’m trying to locate the sewer cleanout. I found a box that looks like it contains it but there are 3 separate plugs. Which one should I use? I also found this which I’m guessing is something else
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Plumbing plan for freestanding tub

remodeling my master bath (3rd floor), replacing the old acrylic shower/tub unit with a clawfoot tub. Want to make sure I'm doing the plumbing correctly. Tub outline (roughly) in black. Plumbing ...
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removing bacteria from bathroom and toilet

A tenanted place which I live in has a bathroom that looks nice and clean. However if I spend some time in it my nose will start watering, and I believe the place only looks clean but is flooded with ...
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Can I use sewer cleanout as washing machine water outlet

I live in LA and we have a convenient sewer cleanout where I would like to place the washing machine. Is there an adapter for the cleanout to accommodate the outgoing water? Thank you in advance!
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Mystery Plastic cap/pipe in front yard

Can someone please identify the purpose of this covered plastic pipe in my front yard. I can provide further details as necessary. I thought it was a drain clean-out, but the plumber disagreed. In ...
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Waste cleanout plug too big or too small

I have a 1950s home and it started to smell like poop in the basement. It didn't overflow, I see the water, but when the cap is off the smell is terrible. There's a hole in the concrete floor where ...
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Sewer pipe cleanout

My house was built on a slab in1964 and has a walk out basement. There is a floor drain in my basement, along with a toilet & utility sink. Water from the main floor fixtures is backing up through ...
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Repair or Plug a rusted cleanout

I am selling a house, and am just about ready to put it on the market. Just yesterday I noticed the cleanout to the sewage line is rusted through just below the cap. Is there some way to repair ...
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Able to / good way to cover / handle cleanout in the floor

I am trying to install vinyl plank flooring in my basement and the cleanout is right in the middle of the floor unfortunately. Am I able to cover it and/or is there a good way to handle putting the ...
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What do you call a cover for outdoor main sewage cleanout and where can I find one?

I am looking for something like this: It is for my home after adding a new clean out. Here is what it looks like: I searched the web high and low but I can't seem to find where to buy it. Maybe ...
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How big of access panel for DWV cleanout

I have a 3" (I believe, maybe 4") DWV line that is running behind a basement wall. There is a cleanout that I need to get access to and the cleanout is not flush with the wall. I see that there are ...
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What should I do with these old cleanouts?

Three years ago I had my house's septic tank replaced, and the guys put in new cleanouts because they couldn't find the original ones. Well, by chance I just found them: buried under about 6" of dirt ...
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Installing a Sewer Cleanout

Recently I've been experiencing some backup with my toilet and tub due to some roots in our line. I've had Roto Rooter come out a couple times to do their thing and cut out some of the roots to ...
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