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    When we bought the house, the inspector suggested we cap this pipe. Never had water coming out of it until recently. There is no sump in the house but this pipe seems to be tied to the main water line, ie it shuts off or changes flow when I nudge the two shut off valves. What the hell do I do?

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    At the risk of sounding simplistic, do you have to do anything? If it's been fine for the past several years, what needs to be done?

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    Is your gas meter half buried in mulch? Keep that vent clear under that regulator or youll have problems

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    Where does it go to inside the house?

    Shoot a picture or 2 for us and then we can help you out.

    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShootnBlanks View Post
    Is your gas meter half buried in mulch? Keep that vent clear under that regulator or youll have problems
    Stay on task. Gas meter questions are next week

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    Gas meter is not buried in mulch. Until recently, the pipe has been dry/the pvc cap held. Now I have a steady stream of water. As far as getting picture from the inside, the ceiling is sheet rocked.

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    Have you tried tasting the water? Maybe you did something karmic, and Busch Light is coming out?

    Sell the place for a cool three-quarter mill.. Use the proceeds to take your Buddy Jaykay fishing for 'buts with Huffranger.

    (raises arm) Next question..

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    I’d get a metal cap with a seal in it and tighten that sumbich down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Ahab View Post
    I’d get a metal cap with a seal in it and tighten that sumbich down.
    right in line with my plumbing expertise

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    Is the water hot or cold? I’m guessing there might be an in-line valve that started to let some by. Some guys plumb a hot water line to wash vehicles. Weird they just didn’t put a regular hose valve on the outside.

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    Is it possible it's attached to a pressure relief valve somewhere in your house? You mentioned it had water coming out of it when you played with a couple of valves, otherwise I am at a loss for what the heck it's for. Sure doesn't look anything like a sump discharge, so I'm guessing it's a pressure relief valve, perhaps on your water heater.

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    It’s cold water.

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    do you have a sprinkler system?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyMike View Post
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    When we bought the house, the inspector suggested we cap this pipe. Never had water coming out of it until recently. There is no sump in the house but this pipe seems to be tied to the main water line, ie it shuts off or changes flow when I nudge the two shut off valves. What the hell do I do?
    changes flow? it flows?

    what kind of cap/connection is that on the end?

    had you not said that about shutoff valves affecting it I might have guessed condensate from AC

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    your ceilings are finished in the utility room in the basement?

    suck

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    Maybe it’s the pee funnel for the wayward soul living in your false ceiling?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Ahab View Post
    Maybe it’s the pee funnel for the wayward soul living in your false ceiling?

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    That's a tough one to diagnose without knowing where the pipe originates from. Is the ceiling in your furnace room sheetrocked? Maybe you could find that pipe in your furnace room if it's not.

    I'm not so sure I'd want the pipe capped. You have water flowing out of it now at a random time. What if you cap it, the water flows in the winter and fills the pipe, then the pipe bursts.... next thing you know you're replacing sheetrock on your ceiling somewhere in your basement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRK View Post
    That's a tough one to diagnose without knowing where the pipe originates from. Is the ceiling in your furnace room sheetrocked? Maybe you could find that pipe in your furnace room if it's not.

    I'm not so sure I'd want the pipe capped. You have water flowing out of it now at a random time. What if you cap it, the water flows in the winter and fills the pipe, then the pipe bursts.... next thing you know you're replacing sheetrock on your ceiling somewhere in your basement.
    And after that there's money missing off the dresser and your daughter's knocked up. I've seen it a hundred times

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    In reality, I need two people for this operation. The utility room is open but even my small hands can’t figure out where that pipe leads to. Freezing during the winter is what I’m worried about as well.

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