Case of Beer, chair & umbrella [Hope you enjoy Beer while Dad & Helper load pump!]
there was a reason that I should ask the experts!
Thanks guys for the info and the advice. Luckily in Iowa I don't have to worry about scorpions and usually don't have to worry about snakes. It's good to know the height of this thing so that I can make sure that I have enough room in my garage for it. Pipe wrenches, chain wrench and cheaters are a must. It's been in place for at least 40 years and more likely 70 or more. Worst case scenario I'll use the Sawzall on the tank end of the pipe (it hasn't been used in over 40 years) and disconnect it that way.