Any idea what this is for ?


This is on front porch of a house I am buying, it does not go through the wall comes apart and is not a fuel line..

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  • Winnie Winnie on Sep 26, 2020

    I think it's a post to hold a flag... The stick part of the flag would go in the hole. (Just my thought)

  • This may be a dumb answer. That looks like a country cottage. Could it not be to remove muddy boots. You hold the pole while to keep yourself stable while you hook the back of you boot between the gap.

  • Em Em on Sep 26, 2020

    If it doesn't go thru the wall just remove it. Make sure it isn't attached to an old gas line. People do odd things.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 26, 2020

    Pat has already stated that the pole is not part of any fuel line.

  • Annie Annie on Sep 26, 2020

    Ask the current owner. If you are still in process of buying, just ask your realtor to find out what the original purpose for it is.

  • Maura White Maura White on Sep 26, 2020

    It really could be a flag holder! But I'd just ask my realtor to find out.

  • Lydia Hritz Lydia Hritz on Sep 28, 2020

    Flag holder was my guess too!

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 28, 2020

    Update: I see that additional pictures of the item in question have now been posted. Thank you Pat; this is helpful.

  • Flipturn Flipturn on Sep 29, 2020

    My foot is in the flagpole camp.

    The mounting looks to me like it may have been home-made and hand welded together, instead of being pre-purchased. As it is rusted, it may be copper or cast iron, both being used before plastic became more prevalent.

  • GrandmasHouseDIY GrandmasHouseDIY on Sep 30, 2020

    I agree with the flag pole idea as well. But it certainly looks strong enough to support a shepherds hook and whatever you may want to hang such as flowers in hanging baskets etc.

  • Mogie Mogie on Oct 02, 2020

    If you are buying a home why not ask the inspector when they show up to do an inspection of the home?