What are these things sticking out of my chimney?

Discussion in 'Builders' Talk' started by Devlin Thornicroft, Oct 12, 2021.

  1. Devlin Thornicroft

    Devlin Thornicroft New Member

    Hi all

    I am renovating my Victorian house and thinking about how to tackle the chimneys. I noticed these things (see attached). They look like pipes but I can’t be sure. Any ideas?


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  2. Rulland

    Rulland Screwfix Select

    Old back boiler ?.
  3. Peterdevon

    Peterdevon Active Member

    Old gas light
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  4. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    gas lighting. i bet they'll be lead gas pipe someone under the floorboards
  5. Devlin Thornicroft

    Devlin Thornicroft New Member

    Thanks guys. I am in the process of removing the floorboards and I did spot a random pipe leading into the main bedroom. I haven't lifted enough to see where it's going but have this feeling that is where it'll lead to.

    Presumably I need a plumber to come take a look, get rid of them?
  6. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    If it is gas light then it’s probably lead. Also very probably disconnected when electricity was installed. Just trace back to check whether it is dead and if so rip it out and weight it in
    Jord86 likes this.
  7. Jord86

    Jord86 Screwfix Select

    Old gas light/lamp.
  8. GRH

    GRH Member

    Or you could get them working again, lovely gentle light, far better than the LED searchlights.
  9. jonathanc

    jonathanc Screwfix Select

    if you can find a gas safe engineer who works with lead...
  10. Devlin Thornicroft

    Devlin Thornicroft New Member

    Thanks guys. No, I don't think I want this decrepit old technology in my house.
  11. JOMEL

    JOMEL Active Member

    I stripped lots of lead pipe out during my plumbing days
    1949 on lol
    Both water and gas.
    Strip it out take it straight to the scrap man.
    As Jonthanc says Worth a bit now

    Johnny M

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