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Joe Bottari
capped cast iron drain at sump bottom

My house was built in 1959. There is a cast iron drain in the bottom my sump with a brass cap. Can I uncap the drain to let the sump water flow out? Is this ok to do? Also, the brass cap is so tight I cant budge it? Any suggestions on how to loosen the cap?:eek:

bosara
Re: capped cast iron drain at sump bottom

I have a similar cap on a pipe leading out of my sump pit, and have been wondering the same thing -- why would this be capped?

jde
Re: capped cast iron drain at sump bottom

Is it possible that it's a cleanout (ie: access for a snake/rooter if the pipe plugs on the way out to the street)? That would be my first guess. In that case, I'd say that if you do open it, you're going to get sewer gas flowing unchecked into the house.

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