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Capping off macerator pipe work

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by jtmk, 7 Mar 2018.

  1. jtmk

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    I've removed an old toilet and macerator as we want to change the room back into a bedroom. Are the pipes just 15mm copper piping so just use normal blanking caps for them or do I need something else? Here's a photo:


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    You could cap it ,but that would leave a dead leg ,which may or may not be a problem. And of course you would have that unsightly section of pipework visible. Would be better to lift floorboards and remove that branch pipe totally.
     
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    Hi Terry,

    The pipe goes down into the room below but then I can't trace where it goes from that. We are not working on the room below yet so I wasn't planning on taking up the floor in that room yet. Could I temporarily cap off under the floorboards in the room that was a bathroom and then remove the rest of the pipe in the room below at a later date?
     
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    Yes you can . I would solder a cap on ,as it is under a floorboard. But if you can't do it ,fit a compression ,as JP posted earlier, until you are ready to strip it out mate.
     
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    Thanks for your help Terry
     
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    Your welcome mate
     
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