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turbo5560
07-09-2012, 09:00 PM
I'm ripping out my back yard and found a 1.5" steel pipe that was capped off. I want to make sure it is not a gas line of any kind. I know there was an old system consisting of steel piping, but don't know why it would be capped off. Any way to know what it is? Thanks in advance!

Wet_Boots
07-09-2012, 09:02 PM
galvanized steel?

turbo5560
07-09-2012, 09:49 PM
heres the pipe. you tell me. I dug a little more and followed it and it goes underneath the 3' section of concrete that goes around my pool. My guess is it is just an old irrigation line. what you think?

turbo5560
07-09-2012, 09:50 PM
and since it looks like i bent it and i hit it multiple times with a stump grinder i don't think its gas... or i'm in heaven. one of the two...

Mike Leary
07-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Have you taken the cap off? Our elders did plan for expansion, is there any wire around, or could it be pre-valve stuff?

Wet_Boots
07-09-2012, 09:56 PM
Why not track it?

turbo5560
07-09-2012, 10:01 PM
no wires around it. There was a tree and concrete over top of it previously. I tracked it and it goes under concrete and looks like it dead ends into the pool wall.

Mike Leary
07-09-2012, 10:02 PM
Why not track it?

Out west, we just open the cap, Bob. :hammerhead:

Wet_Boots
07-09-2012, 10:13 PM
light some sparklers first

stebs
07-09-2012, 11:17 PM
It is most likely where the "deck box" would go for a pool light, which your pool probably used to have. That would be why the other end dead-ends at the pool wall. I'm surprised its a 1.5" line though...

cjohn2000
07-10-2012, 02:25 AM
I thought for sure boots would have a pic to post:rolleyes:

jvanvliet
07-10-2012, 07:10 AM
It is most likely where the "deck box" would go for a pool light, which your pool probably used to have. That would be why the other end dead-ends at the pool wall. I'm surprised its a 1.5" line though...

Doesn't look like EMT.

1idejim
07-10-2012, 07:20 AM
metallic gas pipe is normally black iron and wrapped if not coated
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i seriously doubt it was for the pool light.

jvanvliet
07-10-2012, 07:41 AM
Pool water or just water would show a lot more corrosion.

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