I have a clay sewer pipe running from the main line in the basement floor. It is all cracked and doesn't appear to be in use. What could have been the purpose of this pipe and can it be removed?

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This may be an old sewer system probably going to a septic drain field. Before you discard this be sure you have a working potty draining system.
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