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Unread 03-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #1
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flood test plug

did search, and found lots of old threads on flood tests.

Did not find much of an answer on this though, what is used to plug the drain? I've read references to a balloon, plumbers bladder, tenis ball, etc.. but not sure.
Im thinking whatever is used needs to seal 100%

Can I just use a rubber sink drain plug with a flange wide enough to cover the kerdi drains I use?
I don't have weep holes to worry about.
Or is there a special tool that is for this purpose? If so, where could I find one?

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Unread 03-18-2013, 03:42 AM   #2
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I've used both inflatable and hard plugs, but prefer the inflatable type. You should be able to purchase the hard plug at any big box or hardware store and the inflatable type will probably be available at your local plumbing supply.
http://www.petersenproducts.com/130-0_pipe_plug.aspx
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I have seen them at HD and Lowes,but plumbing supply houses have them if they will sell to you.
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I have the Oatley 2" that fits into the inside of the Kerdi drain.

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If your doing kerdi, just cover the hole and cut out when complete.
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I have the Oatley 2" that fits into the inside of the Kerdi drain.
Those things can be a bear to get out sometimes, I prefer the inflatable. But I have/use both.
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I just use the type Brian pictured.
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Test Plug

I keep a test plug like the one Brian posted in my kit for toilet waste lines during installs. After the toilet is removed, the plug gets popped into the line. I don't want sewer gas issues, and the plug helps me sleep soundly at night.
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Or is there a special tool that is for this purpose? If so, where could I find one?
Plumbing distributors have most sizes in stock.

Few plugs I have when needed.

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Brian's, post 4 is what I use here on the west. Home depot, under $5.
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Plumbing inspectors like to see the balloons.
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I use the inflatible like Greg showed, i have the same as Brian as well but they wont fit in the Kerdi Linear drain.
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i need a terlit plug dont know the size though
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We carry a 4" KO knock out / test cap (very thin plastic plug) on the rare occasion we need one. It also makes a handy template for cutting holes.
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