I'm Not Sure What This Part Is... Comments?

cathead

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I was out metal detecting the other day and found this at an old site. Can anyone
venture a guess as to what it is ???

It's cast iron with a smooth (Machined) bore. It measures exactly what it says on it
(3-10) and is 3 inches in diameter and 10 inches long.

It looks like a steam engine part to me possibly. It seems too refined to be some
sort of plumbing so am thinking of other things.

It is a good 1/4 inch thick.


Ideas ANYONE????? Thanks.
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Standard plumbing drain / repair pipe.
Keep looking and you may find the two nuts that thread on it.
It was for a quick repair on drain pipe The 3x10 is the size.

It is fun and amazing what you find when detecting.
My brother in law & I will spend all day and and have a ton of fun on fort McClellan. :)
A big THANK YOU for the reply. Yes, I have a lot of fun digging up interesting things. I use a Minelab Sovereign GT
for detecting and mostly use it to find coins. Now that I know what this cylinder is, I can feel free to use it in the
shop and maybe make something useful with it.
 

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That's pretty neat Cathead, How far down in the ground was it? My wife and I use to metal detect when we were younger, took the three girls with us. We would mark the spots where we got a signal with popsicle sticks and the girls would carefully dig up the coins with a blunt ended screwdriver. Had loads of fun. We used White 6000di detectors, not sure if they even make them anymore.
 

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That's pretty neat Cathead, How far down in the ground was it? My wife and I use to metal detect when we were younger, took the three girls with us. We would mark the spots where we got a signal with popsicle sticks and the girls would carefully dig up the coins with a blunt ended screwdriver. Had loads of fun. We used White 6000di detectors, not sure if they even make them anymore.
It was down about six inches I suppose. These newer detectors can go well over a foot deep with the larger detecting heads. It gets to be
too much digging so I use a coin shooting head (about 6 inches in diameter) and that seems to work well for me. Also one can detect in all metal
or block out ferrous materials which is usually what I do. When you are over something large though, it still gives some indication. My detector
is a "sound" machine so you listen for different tones and sounds. It takes a bit of experimentation to get competent in its operation.
 
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That one would not work for me. Even with the hearing aids it is hard to hear different tones. I thought about getting one but I work week days, the wife works weekends. no time for us to get out at this time. I have been to a few places that do not let you use them any more also.
 

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I think that is a pump from an old well. the top bottom and internals are missing.
 

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That's definitely for some kind of machine. If it were for a plumbing application it wouldn't have that machined bore.
 
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