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What is this hole in the basement floor? 4" W x 12" D


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Old 01-02-15, 08:49 PM
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What is this hole in the basement floor? 4" W x 12" D

Hello, wondering what the hole drilled approx. 12" deep through the basement floor is? There is a pipe in the bottom of the 4" hole that looks it has a valve on it. I think it's just earth around the pipe. The hole is located next to the water heater & heater. Name:  Basement Hole.jpg
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Old 01-02-15, 10:10 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

Interesting..... looks like some kind of cleanout. Hard to see what that item is in the center of the hole.
 
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Old 01-03-15, 05:22 AM
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Yes, odd at best. Have you tried cleaning out around the threads and unscrewing the cap? It would be interesting if you could remove the cap and post a picture or two of the valve thingy on top.
 
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Old 01-04-15, 01:40 AM
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FERGAWSAKE, DON'T DO THAT - NOT EVER ! you don't know what/who lives down there, do you ?

seriously, is that a valve or air inlet for something ? excavate more to see if a pipe's under it then post more pics - thanks !
 
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Old 01-04-15, 08:36 AM
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That fitting looks like a zerk(grease fitting) like you would see on a car but Im not sure what you would grease down there. Try to pump grease in there and see if anything works better ?
 
 

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