I am doing some remodelling and I want to find out if a pipe is in use or if I can remove it.
Behind the wall where the Red arrow is, there is a pipe running all the way to the ceiling. I would like to remove this.
Green arrow - wire which doesn't seem to have any voltage in it.
Purple - pipe I want to remove.
Yellow - more pipe to remove.
The property is fairly old and I have found many things that weren't needed but left there.
All these pipes are near a gas fireplace which doesn't work/turn on.
Just wanted to know if there are any signs that would point that this is either water/gas before I call a specialist.
Is there any way to check if these are still in use?
The wire below the green arrow is green/yellow, which indicates a ground wire. It is connected to the copper pipe below the purple wire. It is normal, and in many places required to ground the electrical system to copper water piping. However, it is not a good idea to ground to gas piping. You need to find the other end of the green/yellow wire to see if it is a current (pun intended) ground wire or not. Check your breaker/fuse panel(s), as it should end there.
Traditionally galvanized steel ( grey/silver color) is used for water and bare ( black ) steel is used for gas. No guarantee. Gas lines usually use cock / plug /ball valves ( 90 degree turn for on- off).