Identify old pipe

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Hi all,
We bought a property late last year. There is an old pipe that comes up through the garage floor that ideally needs to be removed in the near future.
Can anyone identify what type of pipe this is?




Thanks for the help

Mal
 
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Surely got to be gas, if it's water and it's live that's against regulations and dangerous.
If it's a tap at the top turn it and see what comes out, but be ready to switch either gas or water off at the main tap should it not close again.
 
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Could be power. seen plenty of old wrapped mains cAbles like that but the gland on top makes me think gas or water.
 
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Ancient ground worker trick. Two drills tiny drill bit in one screw gun for the other. Drill tiny hole. Wet floor = water. Sparks = electricity. Smell = gas. Wind self tapping screw into hole.

Obviously the above is a joke and shouldn’t be done but I have seen it down under Croydon high street about 8m below ground by a couple of guys digging a heading when they found an unknown pipe in the way.
 
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Maccapacca has the right idea. Hit it with a sledgehammer and see if water ****** out of it or if you smell gas...
 
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Its Gas. 100%

The old meter would of been there. The brass valve would of been a shut off (With a lever) thats been removed and the wall bracket would of hung the meter.
 
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It looks like and old town gas pipe which would have been a steel pipe wrapped in a bitumen paper. If it is it shouldn't be live but you would need a gas filter to make absolutely sure.
 
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Its Gas. 100%

The old meter would of been there. The brass valve would of been a shut off (With a lever) thats been removed and the wall bracket would of hung the meter.

Agreed, I expect you have an outside meter box with a plastic pipe in for the Gas to the property now. I'm certain the pipe is dead.
 
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Its Gas. 100%

The old meter would of been there. The brass valve would of been a shut off (With a lever) thats been removed and the wall bracket would of hung the meter.

Yup, the gas installation in my parents 1930s house has an almost identical feed into the garage with the meter mounted above it.
 
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I think it is also gas but how do u know if it is live or not!? :)

Get a Gas safe engineer to come and have a look.

He can test if it’s live, then cap at floor level. (Ifs it’s redundant)
Even if it’s dead it still needs to be capped at floor level as remnants of gas can still linger in that feed, wherever it goes.
 
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Get a Gas safe engineer to come and have a look.

He can test if it’s live, then cap at floor level. (Ifs it’s redundant)
Even if it’s dead it still needs to be capped at floor level as remnants of gas can still linger in that feed, wherever it goes.

No he can't, and any that do are breaking the law, only one who can move or remove a gas supply pipe live or dead is the transporter. This kind of work is my bread and butter. Although covid has changed my daily life significantly.
 
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