Identify this old pipe...

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  1. Andy Dv

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    Hi

    Can anyone at all identify this old buried pipe I've just unearthed at the bottom of the garden.
    Buried in about 12 inches of concrete / rubble.

    The end has snapped off.... but its all still very solid.
    This Seems to be some sort of "cap" which has been crimped around a brass? Fitting on its neck...this turns 360 but won't unscrew.

    Off this fitting is a good 45-60 cm "strap" that was bent into a random shape and also buried.
    At the end of the strap was 2 bolts /screws (or even rivets that have long since rusted), but potentially suggest that this was fastened to something in the past.

    The house is 1905 era so literally could be anything.

    Really need to be able to get rid of it to finish the last 20211009_135214.jpg 20211009_135158.jpg 20211009_135140.jpg
    Any ideas would be hugely appreciated.....

    Cheers
     
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    Have you found the other end of the "pipe".
     
  4. Andy Dv

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    Hi

    Can anyone at all identify this old buried pipe I've just unearthed at the bottom of the garden.
    Buried in about 12 inches of concrete / rubble.

    The end has snapped off.... but its all still very solid.
    This Seems to be some sort of "cap" which has been crimped around a brass? Fitting on its neck...this turns 360 but won't unscrew.

    Off this fitting is a good 45-60 cm "strap" that was bent into a random shape and also buried.
    At the end of the strap was 2 bolts /screws (or even rivets that have long since rusted), but potentially suggest that this was fastened to something in the past.

    The house is 1905 era so literally could be anything.

    Really need to be able to get rid of it to finish the last of the garden!!.

    Read more: https://www.diynot.com/diy/threads/identify-this-old-pipe.579021/#ixzz78npAXGWm
     

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    No chance that goes off to the neighbours under their fairly new shed and I've no idea where else....certainly not on my property.
     
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    If it was closer to the house, it could be an earth spike for the power supply.
     
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    It looks agricultural to me or a mechanical component and nowt like a 'pipe' as such
     
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    yes

    older people who didn't understand reinforced concrete used to throw any old scrap metal into the pour.
     
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    Try digging it out and see where it goes , looks like some sort of agricultural valve with handle to me
     
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    you might consider hiring or buying a low-price heavyweight SDS+ drill

    you can get one for about £60 that comes with steels to smash that concrete lump, with hammer action and you can turn rotation off.

    not a very good one, but has a 2-year guarantee so if it goes wrong you can take it back, and your job will be long finished before the guarantee expires.

    it is too heavy for anything above shoulder height, but very good for heavy work. It will go through brick or concrete easily, e.g. if you need to break up paving or drill through a wall for a waste pipe.

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-tt...us-drill-9-piece-accessory-kit-230-240v/97533 with good set of tools

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-tt...s-drill-22-piece-accessory-kit-230-240v/4172g with bigger set of tools

    https://www.screwfix.com/help/save-10/ ENDS Monday! EXTRA 10% OFF when you spend £50 with CODE: SF10 - T&Cs apply money off voucher

    as long as you can put up with prosperous professionals sneering at you.
     
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    Those Titan drills are fantastic for the money, had one that wouldn't die, sold it when I gave up work.
     
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    Is it one of those thin trowels brickies' use for pointing/packing mortar?

    Blup
     
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    The pipe bit looks like wood to me. Just saw it off?
     
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    horrendous tat.
     
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    I can vouch for the Titan 9 piece drill set. Trying to fit 2 new post boots to a concrete drive and my trusty hammer drill literally exploded with the comm falling apart. My wife showed me a pic of the Titan and asked if that would do the job. Read the reviews and said yes, probably would. Next thing I know I am on my way to SF to pick one up. It worked like a hot knife through butter. As a test I even used the old drill bit in it for one of the holes and it still bored the hole very easily. Well worth the money and makes paying a few hundred pound for a high end branded one a bit pointless.
     
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