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Old 03-19-2017, 05:43 PM
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Default Steel cylinder with jars and bottles

I dug a low spot in the yard and found this. It's a steel cylinder with jars, rusted cans and bottles around it. I did not dig the middle of the cylinder out yet. So far I have found a ketchup bottle and baby bottle form the 40's. I know it's a junk pit but why? It's in the city, they should have had trash pick up back then. Do you think that If I did deeper I might find older junk?

What do you think the steel tube buried vertically is?

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Old 03-19-2017, 06:33 PM
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Old 03-19-2017, 06:37 PM
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Me too. I'm calling quits until tomorrow. I dug down and hit some type of concrete or stone floor about arms length down that surrounds the pipe

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Good God! I can't believe this. I couldn't help my self. I went out there and started digging again. The metal cylinder turned out to be some kind of man hole. It was stuffed with bricks, dirt and garbage. As I was digging the bottom started to fall out and the ground opened up and revealed some massive cavern. It looks like an underground room with stone block walls, a block support column, and massive fallen square timber. Its big enough to drive a ford 250 into. My neighbor says its a septic tank. I don't know, why is it so massive and with a stone support column? It's to dark I'll post pictures tomorrow. See ya then

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Fallout or tornado shelter?

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:01 AM
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Could be a cistern. Be careful.
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Old 03-20-2017, 07:07 AM
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Oh Man! Cant wait to see the pictures! Had to be an old tank or cistern, and then they just threw a bunch of junk in the hole as they were backfilling it...?

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Old 03-20-2017, 07:32 AM
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My neighbor says its a septic tank.
Does it smell like s*$#? Seriously, Be careful you never know what kind of gasses could be in there.If you have a canary send it in first. It sounds like a cistern, but there were a lot of people building fallout shelters.
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Old 03-20-2017, 08:27 AM
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Does it smell like s*$#? Seriously, Be careful you never know what kind of gasses could be in there.If you have a canary send it in first. It sounds like a cistern, but there were a lot of people building fallout shelters.
I agree with the nuclear fallout shelter from the 50's. Be interesting to see if there were any supplies stocked in there. http://www.cbsnews.com/news/a-look-b...ter-fatuation/

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Is this in your yard??

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Originally Posted by Mud-puppy View post
Oh Man! Cant wait to see the pictures! Had to be an old tank or cistern, and then they just threw a bunch of junk in the hole as they were backfilling it...?
This was rather common. I've seen/dug more than a few. Even in the city it was a quick way of disposing some household junk.

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The first ladder I tried took up too much room in the man hole. I got by butt in but then my shoulders got stuck. My panic alarm in my brain started going off and I had to back out. Next I tried a deer hunting ladder and that did the trick.

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How Cool Is that! An old septic tank! I'd clean it out and make myself a real Man Cave!

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How Cool Is that! An old septic tank! I'd clean it out and make myself a real Man Cave!

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Great video- but, "Stupid McStupid"?

Hey that hole would make a great place to go in case of a tornado.

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Watched this vid and some others and one thing I have not seen was a air quality test . As a plumber we had to follow the OSHA rules for confined spaces . If someone passes out due to bad air , it takes experts to get the guy out . Often the person that goes down to help gets in trouble and does not make it . Kinda like when a swimmer is drowning ,the person jumps in to help and they both drown . Look up Confined Space procedure or deaths .
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:57 PM
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That's scary, I've heard of that situation happening with pesticide/chemical tanks

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Plus the airborne particles being stirred up.
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In telecom the workers have to test/purge the manhole before pumping it.
Methane gas. Two man job.

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