Help me identify large cap in ground


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Old 06-03-10, 06:01 PM
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Anyone know what this big white cap might be? It is in my front yard. The water meter is in the back yard.

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Old 06-03-10, 06:33 PM
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Clean-out for a septic tank maybe unless you're on city sewer; if on city sewer then maybe a clean-out access for the main sewer line to the street.
 
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Old 06-03-10, 06:34 PM
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Yeah the house is on sewer. That long pipe behind is the clean out as far as I know.
 
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Old 06-03-10, 06:49 PM
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Grease trap maybe? Have to wait for one of the pro plumbers to chime in.
 
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Haven't a clue, but have you tried opening it?

You know the saying, if it ain't broke, get a bigger hammer...
 
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If an older neighborhood, there may have been a conversion from septic to sewer some years ago. They may not have removed the old tank, and simply capped it. As tow_guy earlier suggested, it may be an abandoned clean-out once serving the septic tank. If correct that nearby long pipe is to sewer, then that is a logical place for where an old septic tank resided. The long pipe doesn’t look to be old whereas the big white cap looks weathered.

Just scraping back the gravel might also yield clues.
 
 

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