Is this for a toilet in the basement?

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Old 03-13-19, 05:19 AM
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Question Is this for a toilet in the basement?

I live in an older brick home from 50's. I was wondering if this folded over and sweated lead pipe was for a toilet in the basement.

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Old 03-13-19, 05:30 AM
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Unless my eyes deceive me, that looks like that cheap dryer vent duct.
 
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Old 03-13-19, 06:32 AM
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Not a dryer vent

It's coming out of the floor, its soft metal like lead. It has nothing to do with the dryer. I just have the dryer vent running behind it.
 
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Old 03-13-19, 06:51 AM
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Oh! OK, looked at the wrong thing.
That looks like a piece of rock that was cemented over. How about another view from the other side? Does it have and opening that is called?
 
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Old 03-13-19, 06:52 AM
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Yes, that is a lead pipe for a future toliet. My house has one.
 
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Old 03-13-19, 08:12 AM
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Thank you!!! I appreciate the help. Now all I have to do is figure out how to use it. I would like to add a shower and sink also to the basement. Any advice would be awesome.
 
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That looks primitive and probably not to code if you plan to add a shower, sink and possibly a toilet. I cut out my concrete floor, laid out the new runs and tapped into the existing sewer line below the slab. Then re-poured the floor. That lump will never go over well after all the upgrade work.
 
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Old 03-13-19, 08:41 AM
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The toliet stub is solely for a toliet and nothing else.
 
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With plumbing of that age I would be concerned about the vent. I would plan on cutting open the concrete, which you'll have to do anyhow, and run new drain and vent lines for your planned bathroom.
 
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Old 03-13-19, 03:31 PM
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The toilet stub in the photo was stubbed out for a 1/2 bathroom during construction. On the adjacent wall nearby, you will find a steel 2" drain, a foot off the floor, with a threaded plug in it to cap it off, awaiting a future sink. That is going to be your sink drain. Just remove the plug.

You will not find a shower stub because they were not standard 50 years ago. To add a shower, you must cut the floor as others described, to add a shower drain with a trap and a clean out. I doubt you have a tub drain in the floor either. Your toilet stub is not the same as a floor drain. They are completely different plumbing objects.
You did not mention a floor drain in your post, but it will be nearby as well. Do not use the existing standard floor drain to drain a tub or a shower because it simply will not work for several reasons.

The toilet stub is in your photo is located adjacent to your homes main 4" stack, so toilet venting has been planned out as well.

Just pop in a toilet and a sink and your done! However a shower or bath will be large project.
 
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