Sewer Cleanout Cap?

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  1. zp1418

    zp1418 New Member

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    Hit what I think is the sewer cleanout cap with lawn mower. It is right by the sidewalk, closer to the street then the house. Not broken all the way through, just took a big chunk out. Should I replace? How do you remove this type of cap? It doesn't appear to be threaded. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
     

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  2. plumber69

    plumber69 In the Trades

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    Probably fine. And it should pull off if you pry each side back and forth
     
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  4. zp1418

    zp1418 New Member

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    That's what I figured thanks for the reply. Ok to remove and take to hardware store to match up?
     
  5. Reach4

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    Yes, but
    • If you see purple on the pipe just under that cap, you will not be able to wiggle off.
    • For that little damage, no reason to bother to replace with the same thing.
    • You can put in a lower cap to clear the lawn mower blace (maybe with flush screw cap) but you would have to cut the PVC down a bit.
     
  6. zp1418

    zp1418 New Member

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    Ok, makes sense. Thanks for the help. Could this type of cap be used? Seems like the blades would have a better chance of clearing it.
     

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    Reach4 Well-Known Member

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    Yes. However you were going to raise the blade until fall anyway.
     
  8. zp1418

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    True. I guess the advantage of the black cap is I can just get it online. Thanks for help.
     
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