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mj12 07-05-2013 12:18 PM

Gas leak help
 
I found the leak and the valve in the basement will not shut down the leak. The valve on the meter is jammed, I have a pipe wrench on it but the clearance prevents me from shutting it down. Please help....

sublime2 07-05-2013 12:31 PM

Call the gas company, immediately!
Don't try to stop it yourself.
They will come out quickly and fix the leak for you.

mj12 07-05-2013 04:28 PM

No, this is Detroit. They take at least a day. Many times a few days if you call every few hours. Many of the drivers will not come into this area accept in the early morning hours. The valve in the yard was stuck as well I ended up sawing the pipe and threading a plug into it.

mj12 07-06-2013 09:23 PM

Still know sign of the gas company. Many people have complained and smell gas. I actually thought I was going to see the gas company digging up the yard today. I had two guys with cheater bars on that underground gas valve and it will not move .

FClef 07-06-2013 10:02 PM

This is the worst response to a gas leak ever. If it is this bad and your neighbors can smell it call the Fire Department and tell them there is a gas leak, bet the gas company shows up then. With all due respect you are playing a very dangerous game.

mj12 07-07-2013 07:01 AM

I am not going to get into how this city is run. I will head over there soon too see if anything has been done. This is the strongest outside gas leak I have ever smelled. I was talking too a plumber in the area and he said all the rain lately has made fissures in the ground for the gas to escape. Between the water and gas companies they are going round the clock and they simply do not have the man power to deal with all the infrastructure problems. Unfortunately this is an area of town where the police do not like to even come into.

FClef 07-07-2013 10:36 AM

If it were me in your shoes I would call the fire department. My next calls would be to the TV station and newspaper. Simply resigning yourself to the assumption that nothing will be done is putting lives at risk. You scream loud enough and you will get action.

RWolff 07-07-2013 11:31 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mj12 (Post 1212472)
I had two guys with cheater bars on that underground gas valve and it will not move .

Oh fine, just what you and the neighbors need- your guys BREAKING the valve off or something doing that and then you got REAL trouble!

Quote:

I was talking too a plumber in the area and he said all the rain lately has made fissures in the ground for the gas to escape
.

That doesn't make sense, DROUGHT causes fissures when the dirt dries out so much it cracks.

HVAC1000 07-07-2013 12:26 PM

Or just watch any Chrysler commercial haha

mj12 07-07-2013 05:47 PM

I have run into stuck gas valves before, I have watched plumbers and utility works do exactly what I did. The gas company is the one that gave me the keys. I went there today and the lid to the gas cover was gone. Someone may have stole it. But there was holes all over the yard. About the size of a half dollar. I am assuming the gas company was out to verify the leak. I will give it a few days then I will start to dig the yard up. I guess I will just replace the valve myself. I did not watch those videos, I really do not need to. Say what you want, but it is basically the wild west out here. You can call 911, fire, the mayor, the news. No body cares, nobody comes out. The firemen will not come unless escorted by the police. The police do not want to come out because people attack them. It is very hard to get anyone to come out for any reason.

Javiles 07-07-2013 05:56 PM

this post has to be some kinda joke. dont be leave it for a minute that a gas company fails to respond immediately to a gas leak:jester:

creeper 07-07-2013 06:02 PM

Or that the gas company gave you keys of any sort

sublime2 07-07-2013 07:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Javiles (Post 1212883)
this post has to be some kinda joke. dont be leave it for a minute that a gas company fails to respond immediately to a gas leak:jester:

I thought so too.
Then I saw this,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1KmT...e_gdata_player

mj12 07-07-2013 07:38 PM

Oh, I am sorry, I thought people knew about Detroit. No, this is absolutely no joke. I did not want to talk much about Detroit, but I think it is important to understanding this thread.. Here is a video that will confirm much of what I am telling you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pDoUpXNmcZA

creeper 07-07-2013 07:38 PM

Absolutely shameful state of affairs.


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