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Old 09-14-2017, 04:14 PM   #11
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These always annoy me when I'm doing service but almost all covers are done this way from what I see. Sometimes they'll get lucky and the screw doesn't go all the way through but it usually does. By the time I get to them the screw is mostly rusted away from moisture, so the screw will fall out as you remove, liquids jet out the cover and you can't get the screw back in. They actually do make slotted ABS caps with a small brass threaded insert in the center if you want to be a bit more professional on the install
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:07 PM   #12
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They actually do make slotted ABS caps with a small brass threaded insert in the center if you want to be a bit more professional on the install
Those slotted plugs with brass insert is what we use here. I would never dream of just driving a screw through it.

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It's very common here. I'll self report, I've done it quite a bit.
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I like the slotted CO plugs with insert, stainless screw cut to length and a nice chrome cover plate flush to that wall

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I oppose test tee clean outs as a drain cleaner. However they're better than pulling and reset.
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Usually if I am lucky enough to have a cleanout available in a commercial building, it is a female tee with a zurn chrome cover, held on by a bolt screwed threw the cleanout plug. They are almost always above the toilet meaning you probably won't have anything behind it even with a clog as it will just overflow from the toilet.
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If it really bothers you, get brass plugs, fill the centers with solder, then drill and tap partially through. That would seem reasonably easy to me.
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I can also confirm that we do this as well at the company I work for. We try to use the shortest screw possible though, sometimes we don't have short enough screw to not penetrate and end up sticking it straight through if nothing is available and time is pressed. Not my call though, I would atleast wait until I have a short enough screw.
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