Sewer gas/trap question

Discussion in 'Toilet Forum discussions' started by jlsl1081, Jan 2, 2005.

  1. jlsl1081

    jlsl1081 New Member

    Jan 2, 2005
    Hummelstown, PA
    I'm currently remodeling our powder room and I plan to replace the floor and toilet. After I remove the toilet and put a rag in the trap to close off the sewer gases, how long can I leave it like this before I put my new toilet on? Is it ok to leave it like this for a couple weeks before I get the new toilet on, or is this unsafe?

    Thanks (this is a great & informative site)
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    I think that you can leave it as long as you wish.
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