plug old galvanized pipe

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  1. lana87

    lana87 New Member

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    Just bought a house. Front yard has an old gavenized pipe sticking up out of ground only about an
    n inch. Pipe is between meter and house. Around it is big roots from a big oak. Can not dig down to the main to solve problem due to roots. I turn on water at meter and water comes to house but also comes out of this pipe. I have pluged with a good size stick but water still comes out around stick. There are no threads on outside of this pipe. There are threads on inside of pipe. I believe pipe is half inch on inside and maybe at one time was for outside faucet. I want to plug it. Do they make anything i can stick down in this hole to plug this up. Pipe is so old i dont want to try threading outside of it for a screw on type cap. Keep in mind i am a woman but grew up in a house with contracting dad and brothers so i am pretty good at doing myself. I have been given one idea which iss to find a rubber washer and a bolt that will fit in hole and that rubber will expand sealing tge hole. I just want to plug this thong so i can keep water on all the time. Please help!
    Last edited: May 27, 2013
  2. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Unusual, but that could work.
    Can you post a picture?
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If it has inside threads, they should be a "standard" size so a screwed plug should seal it.
  4. lana87

    lana87 New Member

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    I am using phone. I took a pic of this pipe but dont know how yo post it
  5. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    When you start to enter a reply, look down below and click on advanced then manage attachments.
  6. mikeplummer

    mikeplummer Plumber

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    why not thread in a 1/2" male plug?

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    Last edited: Jun 1, 2013
  7. lana87

    lana87 New Member

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    Cant find anything that says manage attachments not even in advanced
  8. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    You have to scroll down on the 'Reply to THread' page...believe me, it's there!
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