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Old 11-04-2008, 09:20 AM
 
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I want to buy a house in Piscataway, NJ. There is a white pipe sticking out of the ground near the house. The pipe reads “Charlotte”. “Charlotte, is the company that made the pipe, I guess. Can anyone tell me what this might be? Is it an underground oil tank? thanks
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Old 11-04-2008, 09:53 AM
 
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I doubt it. Most things related to an oil tank are steel not plastic. The owner should tell you. I see these all the time... could it be a septic tank , or drain related thing?
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Old 11-04-2008, 10:27 AM
 
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Charlotte Pipe Co makes drainage pipe and fittings- it's most likely a sewer cleanout.
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Old 11-04-2008, 01:26 PM
 
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Charlotte Pipe Co makes drainage pipe and fittings- it's most likely a sewer cleanout.
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Old 06-29-2009, 05:59 AM
 
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I want to buy a house in Piscataway, NJ. There is a white pipe sticking out of the ground near the house. The pipe reads “Charlotte”. “Charlotte, is the company that made the pipe, I guess. Can anyone tell me what this might be? Is it an underground oil tank? thanks

Most likely not, take a tape measure or long stick to stick the pipe to how deep it goes, most oil tanks (bottom of the tank) are 5' to 6' feet deep. If the stick goes that deep and oil is on th end of the stick, you have your answer. Please also look by the heater for two small disconnected copper lines, a sign that a tank existed but is now disconnected. If you feel that a tank may have been present you realy should look for more evidence.
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