Want to create a sm. patio but there is large pipe popping up ?

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  • Mogie Mogie on Jul 24, 2018

    If you can't move the pipe why not wrap it in a wood looking column. Or make it part of a bookcase.

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 24, 2018

    Hi Sue! What type of pipe is it? Is it a sewer vent? PVC? Camouflage it or minimize it are often the best choices. We've done both with pipes in our yard. One that couldn't be cut down to ground level, we hit with shrubs. One that could be cut flush with the ground was, and capped and then hidden in a flower bed. We checked with a plumber before changing anything. You could also probably hide one with a built in.

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    • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jul 25, 2018

      I would check with a plumber. The actual project itself if you are able to cut it down is easy, and they make caps for them, available at plumbing supply and hardware store (you just need to measure the pipe opening). The simplest method is to camouflage it, but, if it's in the way of your project, I would invest in finding out if it can be cut down. Sometimes pipes are actually vents that are needed, sometimes access. As I said, we were able to cut one to ground level and the other is hidden by planting around it. But, we checked first, and years later have had no issues with our system.

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jul 24, 2018

    Hi Sue,

    If you can't hide it make it a feature. The best way to hide something is in full view..........good luck!

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Jul 24, 2018

    You need to determine the purpose of the pipe before you move forward with this project.

  • Cor32419347 Cor32419347 on Jul 24, 2018

    You need to determine the purpose of the pipe before you move forward with this project.

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