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Old 01-09-2013, 10:05 AM   #31
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I forgot their used to be a gas heater underneath this particular floor.
The thermostat is still in the wall but the heater is gone (???)
It's not a gas pipe....it's not a heater flue.....I'm assuming that the end of the roof is open...so it has to be a vent.

If it was me, I would be grabbing a small shovel and diging down around the pipe.....find out what it threads into. Assuming you can get to the threads....I would just unscrew each section...and when you get to the below ground point....just screw a plug into that part.....call it done.


Even if you are on the right track, you will still get run over if you just sit there.

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Old 01-09-2013, 10:55 AM   #32
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Those old vent pipes are a joy to remove......NOT. It looks to be galvanized and will be plenty heavy.......cutting it without the proper tools is a treat also. I cut my old stack with a hacksaw blade and my sawzall. Took some time and I had to be careful to secure the pipe somehow because it was so heavy. Replaced with PVC and have had no problems.
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Old 01-09-2013, 12:17 PM   #33
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Old 03-10-2013, 01:50 PM   #34
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Well, we finally have a chance today to get in this room and work.
We cut out a space in the floor planks and took some pics.
The third picture is another pipe under the floor that had already been cut off.

Now we're arguing about what to do next. Leave it or cut it. The plumber said cut it but he hasn't seen it in person, only pictures.
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