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Old 11-29-2016, 01:31 PM
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Found this in my front yard. My house is not that old (1986). However, from research I have done all my neighborhood used to be farmland. I also live on a steep hill. I first thought this was an old septic tank (we use sewer) but it isn't cylindrical it has a straight edge on one side. Also, it is concrete with an iron handle. I have looked for any markings on the surface and there is none. Also, about 10 yards or so I found with my detector a chain collar that has the Number 5 which I am assuming is for a farm animal. It is not near our water line which is on the opposite side of the home. Not sure what it is any information will help. Thank You
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Old 11-29-2016, 03:59 PM
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My guess is either a septic tank or a water cistern. Those old farmers were do it yourself guys. I think the cistern is more likely. Who needs a septic tank when the bathroom is a two holer out back and the drain from the kitchen sink runs out to the vegetable patch.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:00 PM
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My guess is that it is an anchor point where a chain was attached for an animal.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:02 PM
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Thank You I am hoping that is what it is. If so I may have a bunch of cool things to detect around my home. As far as I know this home never had a septic tank and until the mid 80's this was all farmland except the hill our home is built on. We shall see I plan on digging more today and hopefully I can lift it and see what it is.
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Old 11-29-2016, 04:03 PM
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Ahh, that could be it too didn't think of that.
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:25 PM
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Old 11-29-2016, 10:47 PM
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I'll let you guys know tomorrow either it'll be a pile of old poop or Al Capones carcass
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Must've been the afforementioned Pile Of Old Poop!

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