I have two holes in lower foundation wall that I need to plug. The
holes were originally going to be for utilities but they were
relocated during construction so they are no longer needed. The holes
have 2-1/2 pvc which is embedded in the concrete which is 10" thick. I
was thinking of plugging with hydraulic cement but would like to
remove the pvc first but am not sure how. I am worried about water
finding its way between the pipe and the concrete if I just fill in
pipe. Any suggestions for solution would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
If they were poured into the wall. they won't leak. I
assume there is backfill on the outside. I would shoot
half a tub of caulk into the pipe, wad up some paper,
shove it into the pipe until it stops and that will
seal the end. Then forget it.
On Feb 24, 3:02 pm, email@example.com wrote:
I agree with Glen. Water is not going to leak around the pipe. Fill
it with hydraulic cement and/or an expandable rubber plug. You can get
more opinions on these sites if it will help. www.concretenetwork.com
Good luck, jim www.expertbasementrepair.com
On Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:02:05 -0800 (PST), firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I think your two choices if you *must* remove it are:
1. Break up the pipe (long pointy object... <g>)
2. Solvent. (Caution, fire hazard if you are not careful.)
Personally I'd leave it, stick inj a cap to cover the end and don't
worry about it.
email@example.com wrote on 24 Feb 2008 in group
I'm always reluctant to delete a feature. I always left old, unused things
in when I was a programmer, and now I do it in remodeling. That pipe might
be just what you need a few years from now. Or it might be what the next
owner of the house needs.
Fill it up with trinkets, seal it, and open it back up in ten years. You
can have your own time capsule.
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