LEt's PLay "Name That Pipe" - General DIY Discussions - DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > DIY Repair > General DIY Discussions

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-10-2011, 12:36 PM   #1
Member
 
Superswid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


What the hell is this pipe sticking out of the ground for? It used to have an empty electrical outlet screwed on top of it which I removed. There are no wires or anything going into or out of this thing. Yet I can't pull it out of the ground because it won't budge. Does this serve some kind of purpose or can I just pull/dig it out?

Advertisement

Superswid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 12:49 PM   #2
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Greensburg, PA
Posts: 147
Rewards Points: 75
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


Conduit for the wiring but it was never finished?

Advertisement

housegsx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 01:47 PM   #3
Crusty Old Dude
 
Big Stud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 111
Rewards Points: 75
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


If you just want to get rid of it, dig down just below grade and cut it off and cap it. then you can just give it a decent burial
__________________
All the best to you and yours, Tom
Big Stud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 01:49 PM   #4
Member
 
Superswid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


Quote:
Originally Posted by Big Stud View Post
If you just want to get rid of it, dig down just below grade and cut it off and cap it. then you can just give it a decent burial
what would I cap it with? And is it really necessary to cap it or can I just cut and bury?
Superswid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 03:47 PM   #5
Member
 
joed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Welland, Ontario
Posts: 8,356
Rewards Points: 3,506
Blog Entries: 4
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


If it is an electrical conduit it could run inside you house somewhere. If you don't cap it, water could flow into the house. I would do at least some investigation to see where it might go.
__________________
Do not PM with questions that can be asked in a forum. I will not respond.
joed is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 03:53 PM   #6
Member
 
Superswid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


Quote:
Originally Posted by joed View Post
If it is an electrical conduit it could run inside you house somewhere. If you don't cap it, water could flow into the house. I would do at least some investigation to see where it might go.
Well it has always been un-capped and exposed. I cut it down and then stuffed a long rag down the top and then buried it.
Superswid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 04:03 PM   #7
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Canada (s/w ON.)
Posts: 2,294
Rewards Points: 1,000
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


Quote:
Originally Posted by Superswid View Post
Well it has always been un-capped and exposed. I cut it down and then stuffed a long rag down the top and then buried it.
A proper cap may be purchased at any hardware store. A little glue and you would be safe.
However, now that the pipe opening is below ground level its conceivable that the rag would rot away and that you would have a river of water running into your electrical panel.
If this happened, you would then have a major problem on your hands.
Wildie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-10-2011, 06:17 PM   #8
JOATMON
 
ddawg16's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: S. California
Posts: 7,651
Rewards Points: 2,616
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


See if you can force air down it....if it flows....it's comeing out somewhere....if not...then the other end is blocked...
__________________
Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

My 2-Story Addition Build in Progress Link ... My Garage Build Link and My Jeep Build Link
ddawg16 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 10:40 AM   #9
Member
 
Superswid's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 36
Rewards Points: 25
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


Quote:
Originally Posted by ddawg16 View Post
See if you can force air down it....if it flows....it's comeing out somewhere....if not...then the other end is blocked...
too late, already found a nice cap at Lowes. Cut it down, put some water-proof silicone inside the cap and placed it over the hole than buried it. I'm sure it was an electrical conduit that was not in use because as I said, it had a box on top without any outlets wired in. Just an empty box sitting screwed into the top.
Superswid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-11-2011, 01:14 PM   #10
Crusty Old Dude
 
Big Stud's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Detroit
Posts: 111
Rewards Points: 75
Default

LEt's PLay "Name that Pipe"


I know it was not in use. That does not mean it doesn't come into your house somewhere. You did well to put a cap on it,

Advertisement

__________________
All the best to you and yours, Tom
Big Stud is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Big Stud For This Useful Post:
Superswid (12-11-2011)
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Swing set play area frame out... 68MHJCs Building & Construction 10 05-14-2013 01:32 PM
Bug free kids play area sippinjoes Pest Control 7 11-02-2011 05:51 AM
Childrens Play Structure staining gone wrong nobeginnerluck Painting 3 09-11-2011 06:08 PM
Backyard Play Area for Kids sippinjoes Landscaping & Lawn Care 8 06-30-2011 10:29 AM
plug and play jacuzzi or buy from friend? pollybest Appliances 4 09-23-2009 08:08 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts