Can you identify this?

(Steve Nadeau) #1

8" diameter in the middle of a new build poured basement slab. Stub-outs for a future bath are nearby, The X in the bottom won’t budge - though it looks like it’d screw into place. Also visible off to the bottom of the pic is a flush cover plate.

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #2

Backwater valve by Sioux Chief.

(Dave Fetty, CMI) #3

Did you test it?

(Steve Nadeau) #4

Thanks for the ID - and how would you go about testing it? Don’t think i would…

(Stephen W. Stanczyk, WA License #221) #5

There is no testing without removal and cleaning the unit. Not something a home inspector would be doing.

(Robert Young) #6

I concur with Stephen. PVC commercial backwater valve.

I open residential backwater valves when I can. Typically/usually the cap at the bottom of the riser is recommended by the manufacturer to be installed hand tight for routine maintenance.