2" pvc cover (as opposed to cap) for outdoor vertical exposed pipe


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2" pvc cover (as opposed to cap) for outdoor vertical exposed pipe

I have a 2" pvc pipe flush with the concrete floor that I can't put a cap on since the cap would required depth into the concrete which isn't an option.
Is there a flat cover with a stub on the underside that will fit into the inner diameter of the 2" pvc pipe so that it doesn't shift or fly away?
 
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Old 06-06-16, 06:46 AM
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A test plug might work.

This kind is common:

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If that would be a trip hazard I found these but not in 2"

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I've looked at those but couldn't find one that fits into the inner diameter of a 2" pvc ...
 
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Oatey makes test caps that are supposed to be glued in place but I have had good luck using them for temporary closures. Pretty cheap and usually available from any big box mega-mart homecenter.

Knock-Out™ Test Cap | Rough-In Products | Oatey

MS End-Cap™ Test Cap | Rough-In Products | Oatey (I think these are better for use as removable caps.)
 
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A 2" test plug will fit into the inside of a 2" PVC pipe (note that PVC pipe goes by inner diameter, so if you are measuring outer diameter it's not 2" pipe). You have to loosen the screw or nut first and kind of squeeze the rubber part to compress it a bit before it will slip into the pipe. Then when you tighten the screw or wing nut it expands the rubber part to make a tight seal.
 
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This looks like one like ray pointed out. The specs say fits Min dia. 1.96 and Max dia. 2.25

(for some reason I just can't get the link accepted here, but it's on grainger.com
2" pipe plug from CHERNE INDUSTRIES)



PVC Schedule 40 has I.D. = 2.049

PVC Schedule 80 has I.D. = 1.913

So if your PVC is schedule 40 it looks like you’d be OK.

p.s. 2" PVC O.D. = 2.375

Maybe you could use one of these and cut the lug shorter if it stuck up too far. Looks like this would also be OK for Schedule 80 PVC. (I assume the lug would be easy to shorten – but I could be very wrong – LOL).

https://www.zoro.com/test-tite-test-...85/i/G1790451/

p.s. 2" PVC O.D. = 2.375
 
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This is helpful, I'll choose a test plug and plug 'er up, thanks!
 
 

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