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Old 12-26-2010, 05:52 PM   #1
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Can someone tell me what this hole in my basement is(pics inculded)


I think it might be a sump pump crock. its right next to the furnace and the water heater. when the house was purchased it was sealed off with tape, and the tape has not been removed since. the home is older, > 30yrs old is my guess. Photobucket does not allow thumbnails, so here are the links

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I am just curious to find out, thanks in advance

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Old 12-26-2010, 06:43 PM   #2
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kind of hard to tell from your pictures. why don't you pull that tape off and see whats there.

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Old 12-26-2010, 07:29 PM   #3
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I have no clue about the hole but I do have a question about the furnace. It appears to be the type with a condensing vent. Most of that type of furnace require that the combustion air be taken from the same atmospheric pressure zone as the vent termination. That would mean outside near the vent termination and yours appears to take combustion air from the basement. I cant see the other side of the furnace so I may be wrong.
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Furnace supply.
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Old 12-29-2010, 07:05 PM   #5
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could it be a covered sump pit?
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Sump pits don't usually stick up above the floor like that, but I can't think of what else it might be. What in the hole? What's that paper in the little bag on top of the covering?
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A basement entrance to a gold mine. You never know till you look. Open it up and look.
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Open it and show us!!!!!
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If it were my house, I know what I would do. (Edit: I would jump right in and investigate.)
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looks like a old well

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