Random Cast Iron In Backyard

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Old 09-08-13, 07:04 PM
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Random Cast Iron In Backyard

I'm hoping someone can help solve a mystery for me. I recently purchased a house (in Massachusetts) that was built somewhere between 1880-1900 and there is a random cast iron pipe protruding from the ground in the side yard. I've attached a photo to help. It's about 8' tall and maybe 6" in diameter. The sewer line goes through the front yard so I have no idea what it could have been used for. I'd like to try cutting it out but I'm not sure if it's necessary and part of something. Has anyone seen this before?
 
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Old 09-08-13, 07:17 PM
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Dig down and see if it's just some thing someone just set the post in concrete for god know what.
Sure it's cast not steel, old satellite dish stand?
 
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Old 09-08-13, 07:28 PM
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Looks like a threaded coupling at the top not the bell of a cast iron pipe so maybe steel.
 
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Old 09-09-13, 06:22 AM
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I think you both may be right. The top of the pipe did have threads so it probably is steel. Any idea why it's there or should I just start digging?
 
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