Does anyone know what are these pipes coming out of the ground for? saw them at a cabin I was looking at, but see these sometimes in farms too.

What are these pipes?

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    Could be where the bodies are buried.
    – Solar Mike
    Nov 14, 2021 at 7:46
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    @SolarMike LOL dude! but they "might" be related to septic tanks/drainfields (or leach fields) depending upon what part of the country you're in . Nov 14, 2021 at 8:55
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    They use those to vent gases from garbage heaps. You never know.
    – jay613
    Nov 14, 2021 at 13:00
  • They're vents. Probably for some sort of sewage system, but you also see them around gas lines and the like.
    – Hot Licks
    Nov 14, 2021 at 15:33

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Near human habitation with "indoor plumbing?" Those are Septic tank (and associated plumbing)vents. They provide positive ventilation and also mean there's no mystery about where to dig for it when needed.

Not a good place to hang your hammock.

  • And don't light up a cigarette...
    – JACK
    Nov 14, 2021 at 15:52

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