Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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The clay looks a lot like pipe that was used for wastewater back in the day. Could be terra cotta or another material.
That's called Orangeberg Tile.
It's a sewer line.

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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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Hi Shag and Tom & Jada... I think it probably is an old septic
Line. I have spoken with neighbors and they tell me there is a " Cistern"
Under there somewhere. I have dug about a 7 ft trench so far and I
Am still not at the source of the clay pipe. Thankfully the weather
Is still warm if not dry.
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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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"back in the day". Crap, we still have a LOT of clay pipe in service at my work and troughout our town. Next is iron pipe, now everything is PVC. I'm having trouble seeing PVC last 100+ years like the clay and iron pipe did.
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Triguy I completely agree.
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I'm still digging..and now the trench is about 10 feet long. The only thing out of the ordinary I have found is a Lizard, and some
very shiny bright blue pottery fragments.
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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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That's a salamander. They like to live anywhere that is damp, especially if you are close to a creek or a stream.

The blue pottery shards sound like they might be interesting. How old is your house again?
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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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Jada... My house first appeared in the census in 1872. But fks have
Farmed on this land going back to the 1750s.
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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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I learned today that what I thought was Orangeberg is actually just called clay tile pipe.
Orangeberg was really made of waxy cardboard.

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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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What was the Orangeberg used for? I still haven't found where
My mystery pipe goes. Hope to before the snow flies. Brrrrr!
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Re: Cast Iron pipe and strange clay thingy --what is it?

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What was the Orangeberg used for?
Sewer line

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