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help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
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Hi all,My house was built in 1906. At the front of the house is a turret, and in the basement, this thin mystery hose/pipe goes into the stone wall of the turret. When it rains (and only then), the…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mr. Charles ANTHONY Jul 18.

 

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Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"OK Dave, its been a while, long enough to see what ho! with your mystery items. This writer is quite curious as to what you may have found. This is not Suspense Theater- tell us what you may have found. RSVP"
Jul 18
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Greetings; Thanks for the update. And here I will admit I was 'as thick as a whale omelet", the water coming into the cellar comes from outside run off, hence the cement 'patch job'.  Am  right in thinking the mystery…"
Jul 3
Dave P replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Wow, very interesting theory, Charles! That make sense since it looks to me more like an insulated wire than a hose or pipe, but the water made that seem unlikely to me. I'll investigate -- and if you're right, I'm happy to send you a…"
Jul 3
Mr. Charles ANTHONY replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Dave; I'll 'bet a dozen dough-knots' I know what it is.  the clew is in the black woven material in the 1st image. What you have is the grounding wire for the now missing lightning rod that was once on the Turret Roof at the…"
Jul 2
Dave P replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Belated thanks for the suggestion, Randall! I'll post back when I learn more."
Jun 26
Randall Marder replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Hi Dave, I been saving our history for over 44 years and you have me stumped.  I have worked on turret architecture, as for example William Lang, but never ran into a hose as described.  If your game, I would stuff the end of the hose with…"
May 21
Dave P replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"Hi Randall, Thanks for your reply. The turret itself isn't leaking -- the mystery hose that I posted photos of is leaking. I'm asking if anyone has seen something like this or has an idea what the hose might be related to. I'll…"
May 21
Randall Marder replied to Dave P's discussion help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?
"I do not have enough information to determine whats going on. Is it a grading issue, is it a downspout issue, what is the turret made out of.  Does the turret need to be repointed.  So many questions to be able to find the use and…"
May 10
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help with basement hose mystery -- cistern-related?

Hi all,My house was built in 1906. At the front of the house is a turret, and in the basement, this thin mystery hose/pipe goes into the stone wall of the turret. When it rains (and only then), the hose leaks, as it doesn't fit perfectly into the turret. It looks like a previous owner tried to patch it with concrete and failed. The house goes up to the ceiling and I can't trace it from there, as it disappears behind some HVAC vents. I can't pick up its trace anywhere else in the basement.My…See More
May 7

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