Clean out Plug in Basement Floor

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Old 09-10-14, 04:47 PM
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Clean out Plug in Basement Floor

I am refinishing my basement and the clean out plug in the floor sticks up about 11/2 inches above the floor. Before I put down the carpet I would like to make the top of the plug as level with the floor as possible. Is it possible to cut off the top of the clean out pipe and/or replace the plug with a flat cover?
The current cover is of the standard type with a big square nut for removing it.
 
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Old 09-10-14, 05:15 PM
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There are two types of standard caps. A big square sticking up (male) and a square, recessed socket (female). If your's is the male type I'd see if the female can do what you want.
 
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Old 09-11-14, 12:14 AM
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Don't forget to cut out the carpet so you have access to the clean out. They make brass cover plates for the finished floor. You might have to look on-line or go to a plumbing supply (not a big box homecenter) to find the recessed plug and cover plate.
 
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Old 09-11-14, 05:25 AM
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When I did my basement I did not want to put in access panels but knew that someday finding cleanouts might be needed. The ceiling in my basement is pure white. I used a label maker to print really small labels that I stuck to the ceiling: "drain cleanout directly above" "drain cleanout in floor directly below". The problem is I know they are there but so far nobody has commented seeing the labels so someone in the future may be screwed if they don't look up.
 
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