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i was preparing my backyard for vegetable garden and found one pipe buried under. Can anyone help me identify what this is for? and can i make vegetable garden on this?
I have put the picture on below link

http://i.imgur.com/a3qoIvR.jpg
 
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It looks a bit like the irrigation piping I have. Maybe your backyard had an irrigation system at some point?
 
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Hi Surjit,

That looks to be a drain line and the part that is sticking out is called a cleanout. When the drain gets clogged you unscrew the cap and run a snake through the pipe to clear it.

All Blessings,
Bill
 
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Bill Bradbury wrote:Hi Surjit,

That looks to be a drain line and the part that is sticking out is called a cleanout. When the drain gets clogged you unscrew the cap and run a snake through the pipe to clear it.

All Blessings,
Bill



Bill, thanks for your response. Do you think starting a vegetable garden on this area can cause problem in future?
 
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You'll be fine. Just be careful when digging.
 
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I am a noob been learning alot here at this site.

I would find out where that pipe is coming from... if it is abandoned get rid of it. If it something that is in use ... I would find out why the clean out is buried. As it has been said Clean outs have a use... It would be sad if you get your garden going great and you realize you need to dig down to the clean out...and open it.

I don't think i could stand not knowing the details of that pipe.

But that's just me.
 
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