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I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several
days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole
in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if
necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to
cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?
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I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several
days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole
in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if
necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to
cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?




Most of the plumbers I see doing this use a towel or large rag. I think
that there are plugs available for this as well.

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I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several
days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole
in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if
necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to
cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?


Stuff a rag into the top of the pipe. Keep it covered as long as you'd
like.


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I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several
days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole
in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if
necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to
cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?


Stuff a rag into the top of the pipe. Keep it covered as long as you'd
like.


For the few dollars I prefer the much better seal of one of the
expanding rubber plugs. A rag will keep debris from falling down the
hole, but does little to prevent gasses from escaping.
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stuff it with a rag, cover with a piece of plywood, anything will work.
And you can leave it that way forever if you please.

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I am replacing the toilet and tiling in my small basement bathroom.
Since I am doing tiling I will need to have the toilet off for several
days. After I take the toilet off, do I need to plug the toilet hole
in the floor so no sewage gases leak into my house? Please advise if
necessary to cover the hole and what should I use? And if I have to
cover the hole, how long can I keep it covered?





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