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    Thought I would share this with you all. This made my month. :-)

    I wanna also add that the FDNY was called to this location and had evacuated both homes to air out the gas that built up in both houses.




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    It is great when you get recognized for doing something that potentially saved lives and property. I don't know what the gas levels need to be to be explosive but I would guess 17% is at or near that point.

    Good job. If TheCableVine gave out awards for such things, I would definitely nominate you.
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    Default Re: Last Thursdays Adventure

    Congrats on doing the right thing.

    Was it an underground leak or a leak at the meter?

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    Default Re: Last Thursdays Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenboy View Post
    Congrats on doing the right thing.

    Was it an underground leak or a leak at the meter?
    It was an underground leak. It was leaking right in front of the the property line. Then it made its way next door to the other house. The Con Ed guy that tested for leaks said the basement in both houses where full of gas. That's when FDNY was called. 17% is considered high risk and Con Ed was there to repair the leak with in the hour.

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    I'd bet the gas crew would tell you they were a bit nervous.
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    Actually no. They thanked me for the over time. haha But all kidding aside, I'm sure there was some fear in their eyes.

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    Default Re: Last Thursdays Adventure

    Explosive range for natural gas is approximately 4.5%-14.5%. Pure methane is 5%-15%.

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    Default Re: Last Thursdays Adventure

    Good Job.

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    Nice work! Hopefully your exemplary example will cause management to hesitate just a few seconds before putting your name on the involuntary 30% workforce reduction this winter.

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