I'm not wholly sure what is what, but, there are plenty of irrigation
boxes around so the small pipe, I suspect, is irrigation.
The two larger pipes are almost certainly for the existing water features
in the foundation-like structure above because there is a 1.75 horsepower
pool pump (which is broken as I have to fix that next) nearby which runs
the water features.
Why there is a black wire along the pipes confounds me though.
Here is a closeup picture taken just now:
Umm, you just now decided to explain to everyone what
this "wall" is and what the pipes are feeding ?
Your idea of using that irrigation cover is a joke unless you
are planning on digging a lot more out and putting something
in the ground under it to support the weight of the flagstone
and stonedust pack material you are going to set it on -- those
irrigation boxes are designed to be set in the ground at the
same time as the irrigation pipes/valves with a hole for the
pipe to pass through drilled in the side of it in a lawn area
without heavy stones pushing down on it, it sort of "free floats"
in the dirt and the grass doesn't weigh it down in any way
which would make it sink into the ground further...
You are going to have to remove decent portions of two sides
of the support frame for that irrigation valve cover -- you need to
set it solidly on something underneath which will support it
so it does not settle and undermine the flagstones you plan
You say you are surprised by the wire, yet you are aware
of the presence of landscape lighting... LOL...
Wow, thanks for describing what the wall was for, what
you were planning on doing and asking us all about the
"mystery pipes" that popped up out of the ground when
you dug it up to do some work...
White PVC? Not likely..... but who can tell?
Hey, OP? Got fuel oil?
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> I'd be curious what the pipes are, and what they contain. If you're in
> climate, and if the pipes are exposed to cold, you might want something
> with thermal mass, like a huge flower box.
Three pipes. Underground fuel tank supply, return, and vent?
On Fri, 27 Jan 2012 07:53:12 -0500, Stormin Mormon wrote:
I'm not sure but I think:
a) The electrical wire is probably low voltage for outdoor lighting
b) The two large pipes are probably for the water feature
c) The small pipe is probably a drain for the water feature or irrigation
I just got this (it's night) so I'll look in the morning.
From memory, the wire seemed to have two thick lobes but that's all I
know at the moment. I'll look and snap a closeup in the morning.
Just to update the pipes which popped up as I was digging for a walkway...
Both irrigation covers I bought were all too small.
But then, all that digging uncovered a foundation so, on a whim, I
started laying sandstone as tile and as flagstone (two different walkways
in progress resulted):
So, the pipes are on hold for the moment ... until/unless I finish the
walkways and stop starting new projects without finishing the first!
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