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Old 12/7/17, 1:19 PM
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During an inspection we saw the pipe sticking out of the ground next to the downspout. What's this pipe for?
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Old 12/7/17, 1:43 PM
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Downspout stabilizer



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Old 12/7/17, 1:44 PM
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Since we are guessing....incomplete radon riser?



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no radon mitigation system in place.
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Old 12/7/17, 1:51 PM
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is it normal to do it this way? why not tie it to the exterior wall?
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and radon pipe is bigger than this one right?
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Old 12/7/17, 3:00 PM
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How old is the home , could be a additional vent pipe



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Actually I feel it's more like a temporary fence post... do you guys agree?
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1980
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Old 12/7/17, 8:34 PM
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My WAG is an unused subterranean drain for the downspout.



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Old 12/7/17, 11:42 PM
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Actually I feel it's more like a temporary fence post... do you guys agree?
I agree with this, an old chain link fence post



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Old 12/8/17, 10:26 AM
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It's the ground with a pipe sticking out of it.

It is OK to say "I don't know" when your a Home Inspector sometimes.

It is Never OK to "Guess" when your a Home Inspector.



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Old 12/8/17, 10:44 AM
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It's the ground with a pipe sticking out of it.

It is OK to say "I don't know" when your a Home Inspector sometimes.

It is Never OK to "Guess" when your a Home Inspector.
True words.

Observation: There was a pipe observed outside, in the ground, with unknown function, termination point, or destination. Suggest consulting with seller or disclaimer about function or destination of pipe.




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Old 12/8/17, 5:09 PM
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I see some cable wires attached to the wall. Could this have been a post used to mount a satellite dish to?
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Old 12/8/17, 7:25 PM
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Chain link fence post.
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