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Discussion in 'Building' started by EdF_uk, 14 Oct 2021.

  1. EdF_uk

    EdF_uk

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    Can anyone tell me if they think this pipe? is something I shouldn't cut?

    We moved into a new build in 2019 and I'm developing the garden. Digging footings for a wall and came across this metal object which looks like it might be scaffolding or something similar. It must be long as I cannot shift it at all even when getting a heavy trenching shovel underneath.

    I am going to have to cut it out but I want to make sure it isn't going to contain anything like electric cables etc. I'm guessing not but can someone confirm? I guess all the services are laid under roads and not gardens?

    Many thanks,

    Ed
    pipe in footing 1.jpg pipe in footing 2.jpg pipe in footing 3.jpg pipe in footing 2.jpg pipe in footing 3.jpg
     
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    Tigercubrider

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    you really can't tell.
    scaffold tube is thick and about 2" diameter
    I doubt you could dent a scarf tube accidentally like that

    IMHO short of posh pipe finders, dig along the line to see if it stops and hope it isn't a 10 foot pole and you found the middle.

    Or just undermine it and build around.
     
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  4. conny

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    Or just past the start of a hidden end and worked your way in the wrong direction! :LOL::LOL:
     
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