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Are these sewage vents or cleanout in our backyard?

We saw this in our backyard. We are thinking the opening on the black pipe with the black cap tilted sideways is the sewer vent, and the grey "mushroom-looking" cap is to cover the sewer ...
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Do I dare try to open this cleanout?

The tub that this connects to drains slowly. I've snaked it from the tub and the overflow but not found anything. I think I need to open this cleanout but it hasn't been opened in at least 18 years (...
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How do I remove a cleanout plug?

I need to use the clean-out valve to clear what's likely a blockage. I think I found the right one (more or less directly below the second floor bathroom that's misbehaving). It looks like it was ...
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Exposed sanitary tee as cleanout?

If my sanitary tees (with an extension) are exposed through the finished wall, can I forgo adding a dedicated cleanout at the end of this long drain run? If I ever need to snake this line, I can do it ...
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Drain cleanout requirements only count horizontal angles?

I've always wondered why drain, waste, vent (DWV) requirements have horizontal angle requirements, but not vertical. What is to prevent me from using a series of 45 degree elbows and exceed 135 ...
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Can rain cause the dirt on the roof?

It's a terrace shed that has roof made of tin-can steel. There are no trees or buildings higher than this. I wonder how rain has brought this much dirt onto the top of my roof. Should I clean this or ...
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Can these concrete sewer clean out covers be safely removed

Located in CA. I had the sewer lateral replaced and the company put the code required clean outs in the flower bed by our front door. They also put these terrible concrete covers on top of them which ...
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How can I clear a clogged drain vent without going on the roof?

I seem to have the classic problem of a clogged vent; flush toilet and shower drain "gasps". Is there a good alternative to going up on the roof and clearing it from there? What's the ...
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I think this is an awkwardly broken sewer cleanout cap...if so how to remove and replace?

This is just outside the door to the laneway house and was broken after being stepped on and after doing some googling it looks like it's the sewer cleanout cap which is now broken awkwardly. I tried ...
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Identify Basement Plumbing Access

I am considering finishing my basement and trying to identify the plumbing in the photos. Cutout is approximately 42" x 22" with a 1-1/2" shelf formed into the concrete where layers of ...
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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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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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