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 3 1/2 sewer cleanout
Author: jason1974 (WI)

I have a 3 1/2 inch sewage cleanout on the floor in my basement. I am trying to find a male adaptor, but without any luck. Menards, ACE, and Lowes all only carry 3 and 4 inch ones. Everyone looks at me like I am crazy when I tell them that is 3 1/2. I brought the cap into menards to prove that I am not crazy (actually they sell the caps, but don't carry male adaptors). Can anyone provide some advice? Do they make male adaptors for 3 1/2 inch?

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 I detect illegal activity...
Author: Mr Boffo (--)

A good plumbing supply would have a 3&1/2" bushing. I'm sure you're not going to use this to connect a drain to this clean out, right?

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: jason1974 (WI)

Thanks for the heads up. I am no plumber, so I wan't aware that you could't do that. I guess I won't be needing the adapter.

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: x apprentice 22 (MA)

A 3 1/2 " bushing is mostly used in commerical heating and steam heat.If you are tying in to that clean out it should be drain fittings and be sure to add a clean out too and make sure your sewer line is large enough for the fixtures you plan on adding. be carefull what you discuss about illegial work on this site because some plumbers dont like it and you will never hear the end of it. My co plugs are 3 5/8" brass :think2:.you should think about back water valves incase your main sewer line clogs and how are you venting your new fixtures?



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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: redwood (CT)

"I'm sure you're not going to use this to connect a drain to this clean out, right?"

Oh Absolutely Not!

But I do detect a hacked up mess in the making... :eek:

Maybe something like this Laundry Standpipe...



Or, maybe not even that good. Perhaps maybe not even leaving access with a cleanout for use in the event of a sewer blockage...

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 Thats some righteous plumbing!
Author: Mr Boffo (--)

Hmmm looks like the plumber was pretty concientious, there's a trap, end clean out, and it's stack vented! Looks good to me!

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 Re: Thats some righteous plumbing!
Author: redwood (CT)

Yea an s-trap and wet vented between floors!:laugh:

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: shacko (MD)

That looks like what a lot of (PLUMBERS?) hook up nowadays!!

"If all else fails, read the directions"

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: x apprentice 22 (MA)

Looks like the work of ANY ONE CAN PLUMB PLUMBING COMPANY :laugh:.



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 Re: 3 1/2 sewer cleanout
Author: hj (AZ)

NO. The best you can do, and it will take a lot of searching would be a 3 1/2" x 3" bushing.

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: hj (AZ)

Connecting a drain to the cleanout is not necessarily an "illegal" thing, but it depends on what kind of cleanout it is.

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: hj (AZ)

That looks like what a lot of (PLUMBERS?) hook up nowadays!!

If they do, then they are not really "plumbers".

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 Re: 3 1/2 sewer cleanout
Author: dlh (TX)

now that just makes no sense in this thread as he is trying to find an adapter that will allow the op to add pipe and make it a drain. they want it open not plugged

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: PBwrencher (WI)

You are so right!:)

42109,8+22

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: caja715 (Non-US)

I forgot allready, but isnt that an illegal s trap ??

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 Re: I detect illegal activity...
Author: dlh (TX)

yes

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