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Recently exposed pipe seems to go nowhere in lawn

Just noticed this pipe in my front lawn. Must have been recently exposed, possibly by the landscapers. Pipe is open and not clogged. Seems to have been buried and not go anywhere? Any idea what it is?
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Old home clay foundation pipe?

My home was built in 1948. It's having a lot of bowing and shearing issues and I need to put steel beams up in the basement. An interior drain system has also been recommended but I'm reluctant - and ...
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What is this elbow joint pipe?

This elbow joint is leaking. I think it’s the condensation pipe off the boiler because it seems to leak when the boiler comes on. I’ve tightened it fully but still leaking. The pipe on the left (...
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What is this pipe in the attic for?

I see this silver pipe in the attic that doesn't seem to lead anywhere. There is a hole in the wood, maybe it used to go outside? Right now the hole is covered, probably with the roofing. Just ...
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What are these pipes sticking out of the ground and foundation wall?

The following pictures are from a 1930s home, which was initially heated with charcoal, then converted to oil, and then converted to natural gas. The previous owner who did the conversion from oil to ...
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How do I Loosen a Stuck Threaded Brass Fitting?

I’m about to replace some of the brass water pipes to PEX in my basement. I bought an adapter fitting at a plumbing supply store(picture 1) and cut the cold water pipe(picture 2). I tried to remove ...
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