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Hit a blue pipe about 12 inches under ground?

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Anne Currie, 21 Jul 2021.

  1. Anne Currie

    Anne Currie

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    Trying to put fence posts in around veg patch and I've hit a blue pipe - haven't severed it completely but have put a hole in it. Nothing has happened and the water pipes to the property and surrounding don't run across my garden they go up the road and along. Any ideas what it could be? Don't know whether to take the plunge and just sever it!
     
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    Go on sever it, I could do with a laugh today
     
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    Make sure you get someone filming it. (y)
     
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    what size is it?
    Was there a greenhouse/shed/pond in the garden at some point?
     
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    Be careful someone may have used it to sleeve a cable, not unheard of for DIY use whatever is to hand!:whistle:
     
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    looking at old photos of house it doesn't look like there was a pond or greenhouse we've only been here 18months and prev owner doesn't know either. It's about 20mm
     
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    I’ve heard of unused mains before, whereby pipes have been laid, but never actually connected and used, so it could be that. You could always get it confirmed (if they know) by your local water undertaker.
     
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    it doesn't seem to be going anywhere the direction it's lying in - dug a bit more and it's going deeper.

    Thanks for all your replies think I'll contact Wessex Water.
     
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