Found this pipe below the floor where a toilet used to be. Any ideas what it is?

Discussion in 'Plumbers' Talk' started by MrSealTheBuilder, Aug 6, 2022.

  1. MrSealTheBuilder

    MrSealTheBuilder New Member

    Bit concerned it might be lead but can’t make out as it’s quite rusted, and also could it be gas? We have copper hot / cold and copper heating pipes. The house is 1860s and we keep finding some very odd things. There has been refurb work done over the years (often poorly) but there’s RCD, modern boiler etc, we keep finding things “left over” with a mix of being connected / not connected.

    It is under the floor where above was a random platform, and the toilet placed above, leaving via 110mm waste pipe that is above standard height. Due to mould and damp of the “platform” aka the royal throne I removed it entirely, and capped the waste pipe with mcalpine cap. This is below the original floorboards.

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  2. pppmacca43

    pppmacca43 Screwfix Select

    Could be an old supply to the toilet, could be an old gas supply for lamps. Either way it’s nothing to worry about and it isn’t lead. Even if it was that wouldn’t be a concern as it isnt being used for anything.
  3. Astramax

    Astramax Super Member

    Not a lead pipe.....lead does not rust. As it is not capped that would indicate a redundant pipe and can be be removed if need be.
  4. candoabitofmoststuff

    candoabitofmoststuff Screwfix Select

    Very old house, so perhaps it was a gas supply to an old "ascot" type water heater in bathroom?


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