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  • #16
    Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

    when you posted picture that reminded me I have the exact same pipe coming out of my basement wall it is 1" black iron. I used to have a well behind my house right where the pipe comes through the wall. my house is about 70 years old. mine is not gas.

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    • #17
      Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

      where in the piping wall with the through hole and the branch piping wall are integrally formed, annular grooves are arranged on a peripheral surface of the piping wall with the through hole on the right- and left-hand sides thereof adjacent to its opening and on a peripheral surface of the branch piping wall adjacent to its opening, respectively, and elastic O-rings are inserted into the respective annular grooves, while an engaging mechanism engaging with an outer peripheral surface of the pipe
      Last edited by kaitlin; 03-09-2009, 07:00 AM.
      Builders South London

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      • #18
        Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

        Originally posted by kaitlin View Post
        where in the piping wall with the through hole and the branch piping wall are integrally formed, annular grooves are arranged on a peripheral surface of the piping wall with the through hole on the right- and left-hand sides thereof adjacent to its opening and on a peripheral surface of the branch piping wall adjacent to its opening, respectively, and elastic O-rings are inserted into the respective annular grooves, while an engaging mechanism engaging with an outer peripheral surface of the pipe
        huh?

        Vince

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        • #19
          Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

          Seen this a lot ! Many old farmers called these Pipe safes. Usually stashed with gold coins.
          Right thing is to leave it for the next family! On second thought - oh, never mind
          I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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          • #20
            Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

            Why dont you pull some of the wall apart around the pipe & see where it leads to & trace it back?

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            • #21
              Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

              Send the lil lady down wid a 40" stilson
              I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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              • #22
                Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                I have a similar pipe protruding from the front street side of my house. The house too is approximately 100 years old. My pipe has a double capped T on the end, protrudes about 12 inches and is about 2 feet of the floor. The pipe comes in directly under the front living room, beside the front door.

                I'm looking to finish the basement too and I need this pipe gone, but I'm afraid to even unscrew the caps. I am contemplating calling the building inspector to see if he knows, but I'll probably have to pay a fee.

                Anyone have more ideas regarding this?
                Last edited by jspear; 03-16-2009, 01:41 PM.

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                • #23
                  Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                  jspear,

                  My thought is that if you are a public health inspector you must know some people in the building dept... can't they help?

                  Ask your neighbors if they have something similar and know what it is?

                  Call up gas co and ask if they know? Or what it'd cost for them to have a look?

                  It's probably abandoned. I'd just twist a cap off slow and careful and find out... but then I've been labled cavalier on occaision.
                  This is my reminder to myself that no good will ever come from discussing politics or religion with anyone, ever.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                    My quick idea is to dig down outside about a foot or two to where the pipe leads into the house. If its disconnected or cut, then out comes the pipe. If it goes out to the street, then I'll try and twist off the cap inside. Unfortunately, connections in the building dept are slim. The building dept is with the city, and I work for the region so my hook ups are slim in that department.

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                    • #25
                      Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???



                      Looks like snowman porn to me.

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                      • #26
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                        TheChucker,
                        Did you ever find out what the pipe was?

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                        • #27
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                          Well thechucker logged on today, so it must not have blown up.

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                          • #28
                            Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                            I'd just move the house over a foot ! Leave well enough alone!
                            I can build anything You want , if you draw a picture of it , on the back of a big enough check .

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                            • #29
                              Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                              Still haven't figured this out, buiding department doesn't want to come out for a while (arrgh). Don't know what to do. Anyone have an idea if this is safe to cut off. I have to get moving on this reno.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Pipe Protruding from Basement Wall???

                                Find someone with pipe locating equipment and trace it back to see if it continues all the way back to the street. I would say crack the cap open a little, but there is a small chance that it is could be high pressure gas( I doubt it's water at 1-1/2") in which case u might not get the cap back on. But even if u take it out a couple turns, you should get a trickle of either out of it ...just enough to answer your question without taking it fully off. Just make sure to back it up with TWO wrenches.

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