Is there a way to tell what type of pipe it is?

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Old 09-23-16, 03:50 PM
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Is there a way to tell what type of pipe it is?

My basement has a white pipe in the basement coming out of the concrete that is close to the wall. Is there a way to tell what this pipe is for without hiring a professional plumber? The PVC pipe is about 2-3 feet tall from the concrete floor. I like to know if it is a waste drainage pipe for future sink in the basement.
 
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A picture showing the area the pipe is in would help us help you. http://www.doityourself.com/forum/li...rt-images.html
 
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Thank! I'll upload it in here once I have the picture.
 
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Okay, I finally have a chance to take the picture of the pipe that is in my basement.
I hoping this could be a drainage pipe. It has a cap covering it.

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Usually when stubs are left for a future bathroom.... there are several of them.
Toilet, sink, shower, etc.

Are there any others in your basement ?
What is the diameter of that PVC ?
It's pretty hard to tell what that one is for. Looks to have writing on it that may be under the cap.
 
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Yes, it is a drain pipe. It may be for a washing machine since it is 2".
 
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I measured the outside and looks like the pipe is 2.5 inch diameter.
 
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Are there any more stub outs in room close to pipe?
 
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There is one drainage pipe close to the furnace but that one is about 3.5" diameter -- measuring the outside. The one I'm questioning is only about 2.5" in diameter. How do I go about finding out if the 2.5" pipe is a drainage pipe or not? What do plumbers do? Do they try to get a hold of the blueprint of the house? How do I even get a blueprint of the house?
 
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Okay, so I have a plumber came over. She determined it was a drainage pipe; however, the reason it was capped off is so that the sewage smell don't escape to the room. So, if I'm going to use this drainage pipe for a utility sink or other things, what do I need to do so that I keep the sewage fume from escaping?
 
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You will have to put a trap in drain line. Here are some different types
https://www.lowes.com/search?searchTerm=plumbing+traps
 
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