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  • The pipe to nowhere

    This is in my front yard. A continous piece of what looks to be styrene pipe. The weird thing is that is doesn't go anywhere. I camered the line and there's no tap, nothing. I used my shopvac to get out all the water and today there was water in it. No idea what it's for. Any ideas?
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  • #2
    Re: The pipe to nowhere

    i'm just taking a shot in the dark here.

    a fountain that was never installed. one drain, one supply for the pump????

    Vince

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    • #3
      Re: The pipe to nowhere

      Do you have irrigation?

      J.C.

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      • #4
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        You guys are obviously not from California.You don't see it goes between the two property lines.It's a communication link between neighbors.Ever seen the vacuum tube systems in the banks years ago.

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        • #5
          Re: The pipe to nowhere

          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
          You guys are obviously not from California.You don't see it goes between the two property lines.It's a communication link between neighbors.Ever seen the vacuum tube systems in the banks years ago.

          I installed many thousands of feet of TransitTube (as MCC Powers called their systems) years ago. It was nice work.

          Back on topic.

          Ben, how long is this run to nowhere? What is the diameter, looks to be about 3" or 4", maybe more.
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          • #6
            Re: The pipe to nowhere

            no ben, you just uncovered the access to the porta potty lines

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: The pipe to nowhere

              Hey Ben, that lawn looks real nice at your new digs.
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              • #8
                Re: The pipe to nowhere

                The run is about 7' and is 4" diameter. The pipe is perforated with holes and not slots and is covered with a drain sock. I do have an active sprinker system.

                Our new place is real nice. We got real fortunate with it. I'm 10 minutes from the seabee museum Bob so come over anytime and you got your own room.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #9
                  Re: The pipe to nowhere

                  What is your lot elevation vs. the street?Some developers don't hire capable engineers/graders and the lots won't drain or have soggy pockets

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                  • #10
                    Re: The pipe to nowhere

                    Why don't you find out for yourself?
                    Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                    • #11
                      Re: The pipe to nowhere

                      You could put a sign in it or an art project.

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                      • #12
                        Re: The pipe to nowhere

                        I know what this is. I've seen it a thousand times.

                        It's called the diversion technique.

                        Somehow Ben has convinced his wife that spending all day investigating this pipe is far more important then unpacking those last few boxes, painting the bathroom, hanging blinds, and fixing the drip on the kitchen faucet.

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                        • #13
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                          Where's the A/C Condensate?

                          J.C.

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                          • #14
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                            Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                            Why don't you find out for yourself?
                            So What are you trying to say?
                            I need to go to Roxnardia

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                            • #15
                              Re: The pipe to nowhere

                              Originally posted by gear junkie View Post
                              This is in my front yard. A continous piece of what looks to be styrene pipe. The weird thing is that is doesn't go anywhere. I camered the line and there's no tap, nothing. I used my shopvac to get out all the water and today there was water in it. No idea what it's for. Any ideas?

                              There is a development near my home, the landscapers installed those for the trees they planted the root ball went in between those two pipes I believe they encourage the roots to go deep instead on staying on the surface. Was a tree or shrub removed from that location ? David

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