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 Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: jblanche (WI)

Movin' on up - My new office has a restroom. Unfortunately all of the plumbing has been decommissioned, so there are a bunch of useless stubs and caps sticking out from the tile where I want to put some storage shelving, cabinets, etc.

The yellow plug here is inside what appears to be a 4" pipe nipple screwed into the carrier. If I found a big enough wrench, would it be possible to unthread that and put in a 4" flat plug? Would it be practical? Or more realistic to sawzall the thing and chisel it out?

Or?

I already removed the 4 threaded rods shown in this photo. This was built around 1982.



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Links to the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code:
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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: bernabeu (SC)

try a 48" pipe wrench

be prepared to notch and chisel

a brass flush plug 'should' work

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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638
"Measure Twice & Cut Once"

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: packy (MA)

just cut the nipple flush with the fitting.
use that plug with a regular hex nut rather than the wing nut.
tighten it well and cut off any excess bolt threads.

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: bernabeu (SC)

IF, repeat IF, the rubber expansion will remain EXPOSED that will 'work'.

But, you may NOT, repeat NOT, leave a temporary rubber expansion test plug in a concealed location.

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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638
"Measure Twice & Cut Once"

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: packy (MA)

just cover it with a 12-15 dollar access panel.

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: Curly (CA)

Just extend the nipple and make it a waterless urinal. laugh

You'll thank me later. smiling smiley

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: bernabeu (SC)

packy,


While an access panel will make the plug ACCESSIBLE it would still be concealed, therefor NON compliant.

A 'cheat' would be to use a PVC flush plug a/k/a clean-out plug instead of a metallic plug.




............. SHEEEEZ

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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638
"Measure Twice & Cut Once"

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: jblanche (WI)

Thanks for the comments and suggestions.

I looked around the shop for a 48" wrench for a few minutes before just deciding to use the sawzall. What I didn't realize was that the fitting is PLASTIC and the blade went thru it like buttah.

Now I need to get a plug: DWV? or S&D? I have not worked with a carrier before.

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Links to the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code:
[docs.legis.wisconsin.gov]
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I am not a plumber.
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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: packy (MA)

plain old flush plug will do it..
[www.homedepot.com]

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: bernabeu (SC)

ditto

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Retired U.A. Local 1 & 638
"Measure Twice & Cut Once"

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: jblanche (WI)

It is done. Flush plug and a piece of plywood roughly 16" x 18".





Unfortunately the waterless urinal would probably not be a good idea. I doubt the pipe is connected to anything on the low end, and I am pretty sure the vents were all removed when the roof was replaced years ago.

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Links to the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code:
[docs.legis.wisconsin.gov]
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I am not a plumber.
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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: Curly (CA)

Well thanks for considering it.....wink

End result looks nice and clean.

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: packy (MA)

well, the plywood ain't gonna fall off.. that's for sure. hahaha

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 Re: Removing 4" nipple from wall carrier
Author: sum (FL)

I suggest adding a sticker to the plywood.

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