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What is this thing?

Hi, does anyone know what this little "pipe" is sticking out the ground next to my boiler. Something from the original boiler? Thanks!


    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 11,992
    An unused electrical conduit. Look around the boiler room you will find the other end
  • speedbird
    speedbird Member Posts: 18
    edited February 2021
    Never would have guessed that, because there are two old fuse boxes on the wall (one next to boiler, one next to fire exit), that I always assumed were the original electrical sources?
  • mattmia2
    mattmia2 Member Posts: 5,511
    edited February 2021
    does it go up to the box near the boiler? is that threaded on the end? it looks like a wiped lead joint in that sort of blurry picture.

    Oh, i see now that i blew it up, it is just a piece of rigid with a locknut
  • speedbird
    speedbird Member Posts: 18
    Ok thanks! Doesn't sound like anything overly historical or interesting. I'll just sawzall it out of there, to make it easier to vacuum and retrieve my childrens/dogs toys.
  • veteransteamhvac
    veteransteamhvac Member Posts: 54
    My boiler's original gas line, changed when they went to meters I suppose, came up from the ground and was, I'm pretty sure, lead content. Although I'll admit that looks a lot like conduit.