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Old 04-07-2013, 10:31 AM   #16
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This is in California, no heating oil here.
That's not always been the case, and I wouldn't bet there aren't still people using oil for heat in that area. There's not many reasons for a vent line like that. An oil tank is but one, could be any number of other things (pool pump being another). The guy asked a question, how are you helping to answer it? By assuming it just couldn't possibly be that? If it is and the tank has be left to rot underground, are you willing to step up and pay the hazardous material cleanup costs? Better to find out for sure, not just assume.
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That's not always been the case, and I wouldn't bet there aren't still people using oil for heat in that area. There's not many reasons for a vent line like that. An oil tank is but one, could be any number of other things (pool pump being another). The guy asked a question, how are you helping to answer it? By assuming it just couldn't possibly be that? If it is and the tank has be left to rot underground, are you willing to step up and pay the hazardous material cleanup costs? Better to find out for sure, not just assume.
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Old 04-07-2013, 10:42 AM   #18
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I'd cut it 1" or so above concrete height and cap it with a plug and then notch the wall plate around it and not think about it again. though I'm a carpenter and tend to think of these things in this way. problem solved
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I got a LOL out of the post, ddawg16. I think I'm going to just go with hand drive's suggestion: cap and forget.

I wouldn't be surprised if some joker just stuck this piece of pipe in the ground chuckling to himself thinking some time in the future a bunch of knuckleheads would be scratching their knuckleheads (mine included) wondering what the heck it is...
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I got a LOL out of the post, ddawg16. I think I'm going to just go with hand drive's suggestion: cap and forget.

I wouldn't be surprised if some joker just stuck this piece of pipe in the ground chuckling to himself thinking some time in the future a bunch of knuckleheads would be scratching their knuckleheads (mine included) wondering what the heck it is...
The reality is.....THAT^ is the most likely answer....
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could be a vent for a underground sleeved gas line
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I'd fish a wire through it and see how far it goes. If it is anything like an oil tank, it should come back with some residue on it. Is your sewer lateral anywhere close by?
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