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Old 12-02-2005, 06:09 AM   #1
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Cover for cleanout

The bath floor has a 3" cleanout- how do you guys deal with this? Is there a cover made you can lay flush with the tile? Current plan is to use a "Clean out cover" which is essentially a steel disk with a screw in the center-- not terribly elegant.

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Old 12-02-2005, 07:04 AM   #2
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Why in the world would someone put a 3" cleanout in the bathroom floor?
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:28 AM   #3
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What's the floor tile?
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:57 AM   #4
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Not sure why they put it there- it's a slab floor, and I'm glad it's there- might come in handy once tenants move in...


The tile is 24x24 slate, appx 5/8 thick...

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Old 12-02-2005, 06:57 PM   #5
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Not knowing much in the way of details about that cover and how it sits in relationship to the tile setting surface - is there a way you could cover it with a piece of tile which would be only caulked into place?
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Old 12-02-2005, 07:40 PM   #6
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pichers?

we LUB pichers!


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Old 12-02-2005, 09:33 PM   #7
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That is a good idea Mike if you can get it below the floor.
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Old 12-02-2005, 10:16 PM   #8
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My suggestion is along the same lines as Mike's. Since your field tile is deffinately larger than the clean-out, it mightn't be any trouble to simply tile over it. Alternately, you could trace the clean-out lid onto the piece of tile to be installed over it with a scratch awl and then use a 1/16 drill bit and a rodsaw to cut out the circle. This would leave you a stone cap which would be easily identifiable yet not totally out-of-place?
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Old 12-03-2005, 11:52 AM   #9
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Thanks for all the responses-

Unfortunately, the opening is flush with the slab, so the square "nut" on the brass cleanout plug sticks up to where it will be roughly even with the finished tile surface. I suppose I could use a plastic plug, screw it in upside down, but then it'd be hard to install it tight, I'd have to break it to remove it, and the "nut" would then be a "cup" destined to collect crud.

The plumbing supply house has a brass "door" designed to be used in a concrete floor for a cleanout access cover- it's around $30, and, being brass, it will attract atttention rather than disappear.

I guess I'll use the metal disc cover and paint it black...

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Old 12-03-2005, 12:11 PM   #10
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I'm thinking about the same as the others. Cut a circle in the slate the size of the cleanout pipe. Cut another piece of tile to fit the circle leaving about 1/8 clearance. Cut a square in the small tile to go around the brass or plastic leaving the square showing since it is flush with the tile surface. The small circle will probably have to be cut in half to be able to cut the square out of the middle. Is that clear as mud?
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Old 12-03-2005, 07:23 PM   #11
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Unfortunately, the opening is flush with the slab, so the square "nut" on the brass cleanout plug sticks up to where it will be roughly even with the finished tile surface. I suppose I could use a plastic plug, screw it in upside down, but then it'd be hard to install it tight, I'd have to break it to remove it, and the "nut" would then be a "cup" destined to collect crud.
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You can't reverse a plastic plug because pipe threads are tapered with the small end going in first.

I believe I have seen brass cleanout plugs with a recessed wrench fitting.
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Old 12-03-2005, 08:37 PM   #12
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what about a plug that you can fit down INTO the pipe a little that will "expand" and close the hole? kinda like a

http://www.cherneind.com/products-di...sp?pind=mp_2_b

will any of these work??

sw (shawn)

(here's a countersunk cleanout plug that starts at $3.00)
http://www.statesupply.com/displayCategory.do?Id=2320

or look at one of these...

http://www.pascospecialty.com/produc...?navid=2&pid=4

http://plumbing.hardwarestore.com/52...ug-185819.aspx

http://www.cherneind.com/products-di...sp?pind=mp_1_c
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Old 12-08-2005, 01:07 AM   #13
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Thanks for the help!

The opening for the cleanout ended up being about 1" below the surface of the tile, so a standard brass or plastic plug fits fine- I just need someting to cover the hole in the tile...

I got a "cleanout cover" at HD that is essentially a steel disc with a countersunk hole in the center-- you drill and tap the cleanout plug and screw the cover in with the supplied machine screw.. is this code?

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