Floor toilet hole


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Old 03-29-08, 03:42 PM
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Floor toilet hole

I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?
 
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Old 03-29-08, 03:47 PM
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Yes, you need to plug the toilet pipe to keep sewer gases from escaping.

You can use a tightly wadded rag with a stout string tied to it and some immovable object in the room (to keep the rag from being pushed too far down the pipe) or you can buy a "test plug" from the local big-box home improvement store for a few dollars.

I have had a test plug in my toilet pipe for several years with no problems.
 
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Old 03-29-08, 03:50 PM
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Furd if you've had a test plug in your toilet pipe for several years...uhhhh where does yer 'stuff' go?? lol
 
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I been smelling something here in Port Orchard, Furd could be my neighbor. LOL
 
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Old 03-29-08, 05:13 PM
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Thanks I assume I should plug it as soon as I get the toilet off. If not the Sewage gases are a health hazard to people in my house and could start a fire from any spark near there?
 
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Old 03-29-08, 05:23 PM
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My "stuff" goes down the OTHER toilet. I've been remodeling the back bathroom for several years.

And before you ask, yes, I live alone.


Kensington, yes, sewer gases are a health hazard and while I do not personally know of any any instances where they were attributed to fire, the principal gas is methane which is flammable.
 
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Old 03-29-08, 05:28 PM
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Thanks for your quick responses!
 
 

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