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  1. What is this pipe? Can it be removed?

    Hi there, I'm hoping someone can give me an answer as to what they think this pipe is for (pictured below): It is approximately 4' tall rising out of the concrete slab of the basement foundation, in the utility room. It has been capped, but I have no idea if it is for a previous water...
  2. What is this?

    I'm having a problem with my clothes washer causing a leak somewhere a few feet away from the machine. I started looking behind some things and found this 2" iron pipe in the wall a few feet away which is not capped. I believe that this is where the water is coming from but not 100% sure. In...