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Help - what is this pipe coming through the foundation with water coming out?

Help - what is this pipe coming through the foundation with water coming out?

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Old 06-15-13, 02:13 PM
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Help - what is this pipe coming through the foundation with water coming out?

Hello, I came across this forum because I have a problem. We are currently having a bit of a heavy rain and I heard water running from behind my furnace. The source of the leak is a pipe that is a little less than an inch in diameter coming through the foundation right under my furnace vent. I had never noticed it before but water is coming in pretty good. Does anyone have any idea what this is? And how I might fix the problem?
 
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Old 06-15-13, 03:45 PM
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No clue what it it was at one time.
Sweat on a cap or just add a Shark Bite cap.
 
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Old 06-15-13, 04:39 PM
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Could it be the pressure relief valve discharge for your hot water tank?? Is the water worm or cold?? Where's the other end of the pipe?? Does it only discharge when it rains??
 
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Old 06-15-13, 04:48 PM
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Thanks for the replies. It's not the hot water tank. The hot water tank and the furnace are that vent right above the leak. I believe it's coming out of chimney. The fireplace is directly above on the main floor. And the little trap door where they used to let the ash fall down from the fireplace is just below where the picture ends. I've never noticed it leaking before but there is some old rust/water damage spots on the floor near here. But the HVAC guys thought those spots were from the air conditioner.
 
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Old 06-15-13, 04:53 PM
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Sorry, forgot about your other questions. I don't know where the other end is. It disappears into the wall/chimney. The water wasn't ice cold but definitely not warm.
 
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Old 06-15-13, 05:21 PM
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Moving to plumbing.

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