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What Is A Cleanout In Plumbing?

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What is a Cleanout in Plumbing?

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What is Purpose of a Cleanout in Plumbing?

sharp spinning blades

 

Images highlighting the purpose of a cleanout in plumbing

What Does a Cleanout Look Like?

Cast iron rust and scales. Flushable wipes and other items can get caught on the rough surface.

plastic was invented

built before 1980 probably cast iron

built after 1980 see more white PVCVC being used

 

Plumbing cleanouts come in different colors and materials

white pvc and green are both PVC but are different (link to differences between white and green. 

Cleanouts are found in different sizes too

standard 4 inch is what aplumber is referring to.

2 inch cleanout under a kitchen sink with auger removing blockage

would be very difficult if the cleanout wasn’t present. 

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