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 Another "what is it?" post
Author: jblanche (WI)

If there's an informed audience on plumbing devices anywhere, it's here.

So, what can you tell me? Specifically looking for a name, manufacturer, or any documentation. Have seen this in a couple of other places but haven't seen any definitive explanation.

Thanks.



Source credit: Reddit: whatisthisthing

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: steve (CA)

Hmmm. Going to make some popcorn and stay tuned in on this one.

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: DaveMill (CA)

Careful, the part with all the arms launches at your head and wraps around your face. Most health insurance won't cover it.

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: sum (FL)

Some sort of a yard hydrant connected to a well? Don't know..

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: hj (AZ)

It might be helpful to see the bottom of the device. Might be several plugged outlets.

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: bsipps (PA)

Doesn’t look like it’s meant to carry potable water judging by the material it’s made from my guess is a steam vent or possibly oil

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: jblanche (WI)

I tried searching for various vents. The Google image search finds only the source photo. Nothing else remotely resembles this thing.

I noticed it appears to have 3 studs with nuts on the tops of 3 of the elliptical tubes, at about 90-degree intervals.

Are the elliptical cast formations actually tubular? In terms of oil, I wondered if the pipe was concentric, so the top tapping would be for a fill pipe, and the elliptical tubes are cast to meet the outer concentric pipe, with the bias-cut nipple serving as the air vent connected to those tubes. And the bottom tapped hole, a cleanout?

Maybe on one of my visits to Minneapolis, I will see if I can track this down. It appears to be located next to a carriage walk on a front yard with some relief. So it might be an appropriate place for a buried tank. I am not sure if the neighborhood is small enough to do a drive-by survey. Would be nice to get a patent # or any cast text or stampings.

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Links to the State of Wisconsin Plumbing Code:
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I am not a plumber.
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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: Sauktim (WI)

Looks kinda damp in the area, artesian well went?

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 Re: Another "what is it?" post
Author: steve_g (CA)

Can you post the link to Reddit:whatisthisthing? I'm curious if they got anywhere with it.

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