What type of drain is this in my basement room

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Old 10-19-20, 04:53 PM
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What type of drain is this in my basement room

Hi, I have basement with 2 rooms and a full bath. in one of my rooms in basement I see some type of drain, I am not sure what it is .. if you can identify and tell me how to close it for good,

I had carpet in that room so I removed it, and then to my surprise I found that there is this drain ? , so now i can not put floating/laminate floor,, I have to level it , and go around it, but I dont want to see any type of drain in the room.

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Old 10-19-20, 05:07 PM
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Is that a drain cover..... has holes in it or a blank plate/cover ?
 
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Left is drain pipe, right is cover. Cover does not have any holes in it
 

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Old 10-19-20, 07:43 PM
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What do you see when you look down in there ?
My first thought is that could be a cleanout.
 
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it is dry, no smell. and I see just 2 -3 dry papers clippings.

Can Clean out pipe smell? and how can it be in the room and less than 2 feet from a closet? and cover is not like pvc bolt, it just sits lose there
 
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It's probably a cleanout of some type. It could be for your main sewer, or could be a cleanout for a foundation drain. With a loose fitting cap, I would guess a foundation drain... but it's just a guess.

Regardless, it probably shouldn't be completely sealed up as you may need to clean it out at some point. Even if you floor over it and make a note where it is just in case you need to open it up at some point.
 
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