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    Default Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Anybody know what this is. Apparently it is located under a bridge in Falmouth Virginia. Apparently, there is some evidence of underground gas nearby. Thanks.

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    I don't know about anyone else, but to me ,It looks like a wheel off a lawn mower that has been in bedded into the pavement???!!!???

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    It looks like the base of a broken off hydrant or a really old service line valve base that has a similar look when the top is gone.

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    some scrap metal up for sale
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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by headcipher View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by ifinditunderground View Post
    Anybody know what this is?

    It looks like the base of a broken off hydrant or a really old service line valve base that has a similar look when the top is gone.
    I'm with the cipher - looks like the base off a water/gas service line shut-off valve. That used, Type 27, hub-type, grinding wheel stuck in the middle of that base indicates to me the base' inside depression is about 4" in diameter.


    Type 27 Hub-type Grinding Wheel

    Removing that junk grinding wheel and looking into the hole with a flashlight would tell me if it is a valve or something else.

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Wing comes up with it again..........

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Take into consideration the size of the object. Is that a cigarette butt on the ground ???

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Need more info..... Where was it found? In the right of way or in a field? It looks like it has a wire mesh which screams "drain". Also the center looks like it has a hexagonal shape to it, and there was something in the threads. .....

    Break it and send us some pieces.... =)

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Quote Originally Posted by Wingfoot View Post
    I'm with the cipher - looks like the base off a water/gas service line shut-off valve. That used, Type 27, hub-type, grinding wheel stuck in the middle of that base indicates to me the base' inside depression is about 4" in diameter.


    Type 27 Hub-type Grinding Wheel

    Removing that junk grinding wheel and looking into the hole with a flashlight would tell me if it is a valve or something else.

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    Ding ding ding! you can even see the exposed fiber in the abrasive .Thats a scenario some of my guys would turn in to me as a trouble locate for 'no access', even if the print showed a test station directly in the area.

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    Default Re: Unknown Function Utility Structure

    Nah, that would just be a reason for some people to look at it for 30 minutes, trying to figure it out, instead of connecting to a TS.

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