Does the rough-in still work?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Ian Gills, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

    Jul 24, 2007
    Robber, with some DIY on the side.
    I am remodelling my basement. When the house was built in the 1950s a rough-in was installed for a shower, toilet and vanity in the basement.

    All cast-iron.

    The shower and vanity rough-ins were capped when I bought the house but the cap on the toilet rough-in was smashed. It did not smell, but I capped it anyway and forgot about it.

    But now I am starting to wonder whether these rough-ins actually work. The one I am particularly worried about is the toilet one which did not smell and had a smashed cap.

    Is the test to throw several buckets of water down it?
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

    Aug 17, 2004
    Bothell, Washington
    I would throw some buckets of water through it to test.

    I'm guessing it will be fine.
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