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VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

Found this under my former deck. WTF is it?

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  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 6,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    An Excavator.

  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rsherman24 said:
    An Excavator.

    Thanks Sherm….. thanks!

  • deadmandeadman Midland, NCPosts: 8,675 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Bunker

  • rsherman24rsherman24 Scranton, PAPosts: 6,267 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vision said:

    @rsherman24 said:
    An Excavator.

    Thanks Sherm….. thanks!

    Maybe a well or a septic tank? Can you open that lid

  • TheKrakenTheKraken MassachusettsPosts: 2,072 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Probably an old septic system

  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @deadman said:
    Bunker

    We think it’s possibly the worlds largest dry well.

  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @rsherman24 said:

    @Vision said:

    @rsherman24 said:
    An Excavator.

    Thanks Sherm….. thanks!

    Maybe a well or a septic tank? Can you open that lid

    We did. Clean and water free.

  • VegasFrankVegasFrank Real ManPosts: 14,200 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Where the bodies are hidden

    Don't look ↑
  • Rdp77Rdp77 Curmudgeon in trainingPosts: 4,268 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I’d say a septic tank...even though it’s clean and dry. Looks like it was set in with a crane. Just lucky they didn’t find it digging for the pool.

  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Rdp77 said:
    I’d say a septic tank...even though it’s clean and dry. Looks like it was set in with a crane. Just lucky they didn’t find it digging for the pool.

    My pool guy said “we would have just dig it up…..” 🤷🏻‍♂️

  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

    A catchment would have been my second guess.
    Going to assume you now have a basement with a sump pump?
    If so, then they probably abandoned it when the pump was installed.

    If not, then if it is dry, did someone install a sealer system on the foundation?

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

    A catchment would have been my second guess.
    Going to assume you now have a basement with a sump pump?
    If so, then they probably abandoned it when the pump was installed.

    If not, then if it is dry, did someone install a sealer system on the foundation?

    We do have a sump pump. I’m also assuming yes to the sealer.

  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,515 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

    A catchment would have been my second guess.
    Going to assume you now have a basement with a sump pump?
    If so, then they probably abandoned it when the pump was installed.

    If not, then if it is dry, did someone install a sealer system on the foundation?

    We do have a sump pump. I’m also assuming yes to the sealer.

    Yeah, it was probably a dry well.
    It was an alternative to running piping all the way to the street storm drainage systems.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • VisionVision Posts: 7,582 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

    A catchment would have been my second guess.
    Going to assume you now have a basement with a sump pump?
    If so, then they probably abandoned it when the pump was installed.

    If not, then if it is dry, did someone install a sealer system on the foundation?

    We do have a sump pump. I’m also assuming yes to the sealer.

    Yeah, it was probably a dry well.
    It was an alternative to running piping all the way to the street storm drainage systems.

    Safe to cover with pavers then?? It’s only about 4-5' across. I will tell you….I jumped on it…. It’s Fvcking solid.

  • 0patience0patience Packed up the bags and moved to TenneseePosts: 10,515 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited August 2021

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:

    @Vision said:

    @0patience said:
    I'd agree that it's probably an old septic tank.
    when they switched over to city sewer, the probably made them pump it out.
    Is there ports where pipes come in on each side? If so, it's an old septic tank.
    How long you had the place?

    6 years. This house was built in 1976. My buddy thinks it’s the dry well for my French drain. We are putting pavers over it. Just looking to be safe.

    A catchment would have been my second guess.
    Going to assume you now have a basement with a sump pump?
    If so, then they probably abandoned it when the pump was installed.

    If not, then if it is dry, did someone install a sealer system on the foundation?

    We do have a sump pump. I’m also assuming yes to the sealer.

    Yeah, it was probably a dry well.
    It was an alternative to running piping all the way to the street storm drainage systems.

    Safe to cover with pavers then?? It’s only about 4-5' across. I will tell you….I jumped on it…. It’s Fvcking solid.

    Hard to say, but usually they are 3-4 inch thick concrete, so as long as you aren't driving over it or putting supports on it, probably ok.
    But if the top cracks, there is a possibility of it caving in.
    Usually that only happens when someone drives over one or someone puts a building support on one.

    They are made with rebar and concrete, so they are pretty tough.

    In Fumo Pax
    Money can't buy happiness, but it can buy cigars and that's close enough.

    Wylaff said:
    Atmospheric pressure and crap.
  • ShawnOLShawnOL The People's Communist Republic of MassachusettsPosts: 6,237 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That's where you put the kids that misbehave.

  • YaksterYakster Lead Necroposter and vHerf wardenPosts: 21,700 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Gollum's reflecting pool.

    I'll gladly bomb you Tuesday for an Opus today. 

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  • Usaf06Usaf06 FloridaPosts: 10,224 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Archie is that you?

    "I drink a great deal. I sleep a little, and I smoke cigar after cigar. That is why I am in two-hundred-percent form."
    -- Winston Churchill

    "LET'S GO FRANCIS"     Peter

  • StubbleStubble T E X A SPosts: 7,040 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Slather that lotion on....

    Hey, you gonna eat the rest of that corndog?
  • PatrickbrickPatrickbrick Lake Zurich IlPosts: 7,324 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Usaf06 said:
    Archie is that you?

    His basement has been found!

    "We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give".  Winston Churchill.
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