Mystery pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by DIYorBust, Jun 10, 2021.

  1. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    A cast iron pipe, looking to be 2 inches, runs to a remote area of the yard in my 1920s home. The pipe is about 6 inches below grade, as far as I can tell it doesn't carry any waste from the house at this time, but where it runs under a driveway and patio near the house I was unable to trace it to it's origin. Any guesses what this might have been about? I suspected there may have been an old cesspool there, but I see no evidence of that currently. It is near a garage/barn structure.
     
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2004
    Occupation:
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    Location:
    New England
    Could it connect to the gutters?
     
  3. Sponsor

    Sponsor Paid Advertisement

     
  4. DIYorBust

    DIYorBust Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 5, 2019
    Location:
    Long Island, New York
    Interesting thought. Would something like that have been used for storm water in the past? We're not on any kind of sewer system here, but maybe it was for a drywell? The current gutter discharge into the yard with no sort of catch basin or detention system. We are on a slop, so the dishcharge generally runs away from the structure.
     
Similar Threads: Mystery pipe
Forum Title Date
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Drain pipe mystery May 27, 2021
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Mystery Drain Pipes Aug 26, 2020
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice I need help identifying a mystery pipe... Aug 1, 2020
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice Mystery pipe, Any idea what this is for? Apr 26, 2020
Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice AC/ condensate drain line. What is this mystery pipe? Aug 7, 2019

Share This Page