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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?
 

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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 :thumbsup:
 

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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 :thumbsup:
what would I cap it with? And is it really necessary to cap it or can I just cut and bury?
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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,
 
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