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dougp23 04-22-2012 10:06 AM

Pull chain outside, goes in the ground?
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I have attached two pics. As I was cleaning up some plants yesterday, I stumbled on this little cable, with a "handle" on it, that goes into the ground. Where it goes in has been widened up to about 3/4 inch, implying that maybe it has been used. We moved in about six months ago, and didn't pay much attention to the outside during the winter.

Just in front of where this cable goes, is a wall downstairs, and directly inside is a drain, where he had a very large bathtub. The location of the drain made me wonder, since the septic tank is a good 30 feet away, and I am not sure the down slope is enough for the drain to reach there. I wonder if it's not some sort of a pull to open a pipe to go to a drywell or some other means of emptying the tub, rather than letting it go into the tank. The tub looked like an 8 or 10 person seater, it was huge.

My obvious solution is to dig up around the cable, but it's raining today (thank goodness, we need it bad). So if you have ever seen something similar, I'd like to know!

In the 2nd pic I put a sheet of paper around the cable so it's much easier to see.

Thank you!

joecaption 04-22-2012 12:00 PM

Going to have to dig it up. I can think of nothing normal it would have done. Looks like some sort of DIY thing.

Jeeps 04-22-2012 12:05 PM

You pull that thing and all the people in China will fall out in your yard. :laughing:

Fix'n it 04-22-2012 12:30 PM


Originally Posted by Jeeps (Post 904623)
You pull that thing and all the people in China will fall out in your yard. :laughing:

:laughing::no: jimmy hoffa is down there.

hubbard53 04-26-2012 07:00 PM

previous owner's link to their mason jar of 19th century gold coins?

gregzoll 04-26-2012 07:03 PM

Pulls the trigger to implode the home.

rusty baker 04-28-2012 11:37 PM

Well, what was it?

Red Squirrel 04-28-2012 11:49 PM

Don't pull on that. The house must be built on the toilet of one of our ancient ancestors, who were 100 times our size. If you pull it, it will flush.

dougp23 05-01-2012 09:40 AM

Dug down two feet last night, still didn't find what it attaches to. Ran out of time as we were late to be somewhere else. Plan to dig it up this weekend!

trickytrip 05-01-2012 03:03 PM

you are very patient, I would of had to dig it up as soon as I found it. Hope it is buried treasure.

dougp23 05-03-2012 07:27 PM

Dug it up in the rain, lol! Went straight down for 3 feet, then to a connection, which had broken off from ANOTHER cable. This one pulled right up with no effort and had nothing on the end of it. So I guess, it was just a lot of nothing....

Jeeps 05-03-2012 07:35 PM

Some old man spirit in the sky is looking down and just LHAO saying, Look Ma, I told ya someone would just HAVE to know. :jester:

Fix'n it 05-03-2012 08:30 PM

i doubt it. i bet there is or was something down there. you may have to go down 10' to find it.

mae-ling 05-03-2012 08:58 PM

I wonder could this have been a ground cable?

ddawg16 05-04-2012 01:02 AM

If I lived in your area I would have come over and helped....just for the adventure of it....

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