How high should a clean out be?

How high should a clean out be?

4) A full size cleanout shall be located within 5 feet of the building foundation, inside or outside, in direct line with the building drain and sewer. 5) All cleanouts in vertical stacks shall be located no higher than 48 inches above the floor.

What are Cleanouts used for?

A drain cleanout provides access to your main sewer line and is located outside of your home in the front or back yard. Cleanouts typically go unnoticed until there is a problem. They look like capped pipes sticking a few inches above the ground.

Should there be water in my clean out drain?

If you see any sewage or water around the outside of that cap, you definitely have a blocked sewage drain. If you pull off the cap and see standing water inside the sewer cleanout, that’s also indicative of a blocked sewer drain.

What size are drain cleanouts?

4 inches
Cleanouts shall be the same nominal size as the pipe they serve up to 4 inches (102 mm). For pipes larger than 4 inches (102 mm) nominal size, the size of the cleanout shall be not less than 4 inches (102 mm).

How do you cover a floor cleanout?

I would fit your flooring neatly around the clean-out rim, and then screw down a stainless steel cover plate that laps onto the flooring. You can run the screw right into the cleanout plug. The clean-out is presumably for your main sewer line, which probably runs under the floor and out to the street or septic system.

Can you cover a floor drain in the basement?

There are two main options for covering a basement floor drain: cement or a lid or cap. While a permanent option may be the way to go when finishing a basement, a temporary cap or lid is ideal in other situations.

What is the cleanout cap?

A cleanout plug is a cap or lid used to close off a drain cleanout pipe. The term cleanout or cleanout pipe may refer to any branch of a plumbing pipe that is used for cleaning or unclogging the system.

Why is toilet paper coming out of outside drain?

If your outside drain is overflowing you know the blockage is downstream of that, so if that drain is teed off the main waste line coming out of your house, you know you’ve got a block between the drain and the sewer or septic tank.

Why do you need a cleanout?

When you have a backed up drain in your home, a plumber can run a special camera through the cleanouts and into your main sewer drain to locate the problem. This is sometimes necessary if they have trouble clearing the blockage or if you experience frequent problems.