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I have a open rectangular piece where my tub drain line

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I have a open rectangular piece where my tub drain line comes out. There is no concrete here, just some tar. House was built in the 60's. some of the tar I'd missing and just exposed dirt. Should I fill this in with something to seal it from bugs and termites? Thanks!
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Plumbing
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

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Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

Yes you can. The purpose of it is to allow access to the trap. I'd fill it with a soft paster. That way it can still be accessed if needed.

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
What is soft plaster? Is it something I mix myself??
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

Yes. Just like a plaster of Paris or a Fixall brand filler

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Do I get from Home Depot??
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

Yes. Fixall comes in a green and yellow box. In paint department

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
How thick should I put it??
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

Just make it so the dirt is sealed. By about 1/2" of plaster

Customer: replied 2 months ago.
Thanks!
Expert:  WCohn replied 2 months ago.

You are welcome please leave me a five star rating for helping you