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    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 13th Oct 18, 8:24 AM
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    Black Metal Pipes Under Patio?
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    • 13th Oct 18, 8:24 AM
    Black Metal Pipes Under Patio? 13th Oct 18 at 8:24 AM
    After getting the builders on my in laws conservatory to do 600 mill minimum footings we notice two black metal pipes about 450 mill down and right next to the house patio doors, they said they will pin the wall to thr house and bridge over the top which is exactly what the neighbors did.
    We are worried about these pipes and wonder if they are water or gas, anyone encountered this before!
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    • jk0
    • By jk0 13th Oct 18, 8:52 AM
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    Diameter? Direction?
    • Slinky
    • By Slinky 13th Oct 18, 10:38 AM
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    • phil_b
    • By phil_b 13th Oct 18, 11:05 AM
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    Is it an old house? Are the pipes quite thin (an inch or so)? We had some old lead water pipes under the back which used to supply a little outhouse.
    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 13th Oct 18, 11:13 AM
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    They come from under the neighbours conservatory and continue up the street along the length of the semi detached homes.
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    • Frank99
    • By Frank99 13th Oct 18, 11:18 AM
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    Is it an old house? Are the pipes quite thin (an inch or so)? We had some old lead water pipes under the back which used to supply a little outhouse.
    Originally posted by phil_b
    It was built in 76 but they seemed about an inch or so.
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    • phil_b
    • By phil_b 13th Oct 18, 11:28 AM
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    I could be wrong but those look just like ours, old lead water pipes.

    If they are still live you certainly don't want to touch them, they are pretty fragile.

    If they are something else then I don't know!
    • EachPenny
    • By EachPenny 13th Oct 18, 12:38 PM
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    I could be wrong but those look just like ours, old lead water pipes.

    If they are still live you certainly don't want to touch them, they are pretty fragile.

    If they are something else then I don't know!
    Originally posted by phil_b
    Doubtful they would be lead in 1976.

    OP, check with a magnet (e.g. fridge magnet) to see if they are magnetic, which would mean they are either iron or steel.

    Where are the pipes relative to (a) your gas meter and (b) water stopvalve?
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    • phil_b
    • By phil_b 13th Oct 18, 7:54 PM
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    Doubtful they would be lead in 1976.

    OP, check with a magnet (e.g. fridge magnet) to see if they are magnetic, which would mean they are either iron or steel.

    Where are the pipes relative to (a) your gas meter and (b) water stopvalve?
    Originally posted by EachPenny
    They may predate the house.
    • C_Mababejive
    • By C_Mababejive 13th Oct 18, 10:01 PM
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    They could be anything. Without a professional opinion, its just guess work. The trouble is of course you dont have access to utility plans.
    Feudal Britain needs land reform. 70% of the land is "owned" by 1 % of the population and at least 50% is unregistered (inherited by landed gentry). Thats why your slave box costs so much..
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