Need help, don't know what it is!


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Old 06-14-17, 03:59 PM
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Need help, don't know what it is!

Hi,

New homeowner, i can not understand what is this for:

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So it's in my garage, on the wall. The kitchen is on the other side of the wall.

Two pipes. One pipe is a water pipe, the valve is closed. when i open it, water runs. The other one should be water, but i am not 100% sure .
And this big elbow pipe that i don't know where it s going!

If you have have any ideas, i would be very happy!

Thank you!

T.R
 

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Old 06-14-17, 04:17 PM
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Should have been asked and answered before you bought the home.
Is there a water softener on the backside of that wall?
Any real on site plumber should be able to tell what all those lines do.
Any time I buy a home and see old steel pipes and gate valves I deduct the cost to replace off the selling price.
 
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Old 06-14-17, 04:34 PM
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Hi, thank for the answer!

I have the home inspection report on my desk, and unfortunately, nothing about it, just a picture, and a "OK" sign with it. Nothing that tell me what it is.
I'm guessing that all the pipe comes from and goes under ground. no water softener on the other side of the wall.
can not access underground.
I guess i ll call a plumber. Was just checking on this forum for any clues!

thanks again for your response.

if anybody else has an idea, i ll take it
 
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Old 06-14-17, 05:32 PM
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Looks like a butchered Washing machine hook up. If it is needs to torn out and put in right.
 
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Old 06-14-17, 05:35 PM
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I'd give the Building Inspector a call and ask if he recollects the photo and his comment that it was "okay". You paid him; he should be willing to answer your questions.
 
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Old 06-15-17, 01:00 AM
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It hurts just to look at it.
 
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Old 06-15-17, 08:09 AM
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I agree it looks like a washer standpipe.
The hose going into the top was probably shoved in there in case the hose ever leaked, or as a trap primer.
 
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Old 06-15-17, 01:51 PM
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I'd agree, something washing machine related.

I would leave it as-is until you need a washer. I would get a Fernco cap and put it on the pipe so you don't have to worry about sewer gas or anything like that.

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