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    Default What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    This is one of two pipes that are about 5 feet apart and about 20 to 30 feet away from a house built in 1972. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    Looks like a pipe that has been driven into the ground, probably with a sledge hammer.

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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Chenault View Post
    This is one of two pipes that are about 5 feet apart and about 20 to 30 feet away from a house built in 1972. Any ideas?
    Could be with spacing like that. Only one sure way to findout and that involves a backhoe.

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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Laura Chenault View Post
    This is one of two pipes that are about 5 feet apart and about 20 to 30 feet away from a house built in 1972. Any ideas?
    If it is from an oil tank, there may be some evidence of the abandoned lines that came into the basement or crawl space.


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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    The town should have a plot plan with the location of any underground tanks on file. However this looks like an old fence post that was driven in.


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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    Take a slender steel rod four feet long and probe the area.


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    Default Re: What is this? Part of a buried oil tank?

    Scott said it best.
    NO WAY, NATA, NEVER say it's a clothes line or fence post, EVEN if it's got clothes or a fence on it.

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