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Old 02-18-2013, 08:31 AM   #16
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How long do you think this would take? A week? A month? A year? Century? Millenium?

Probably longer?
possibly shorter.

I don't think anyone can answer that with any certainty until it fails, then you will know for sure.

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Old 02-18-2013, 08:42 AM   #17
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Nothing would have happened with the gas coming out, even if he was smoking a cigarette, while removing the old valve and screwing back on the new one.

It would have to be enough concentration in the room for anything to have happened, while the cigarette was lit..
It might not have caused the entire house to explode but it could have behaved like an old fashioned gas light when the lamplighter comes 'round. Enough to startle him and he drops the valve and jumps aside and the "gas light" stays on. Big enough (much larger than a gas streetlight or a torch used for soldering/sweating) to set nearby things on fire.
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In 87% OF THE TIME IT WILL CAUSE NO PROBLEM. You do have to worry about galvanic corrosion 72% of the time, depending on force of contact and surface area of contact, with a damp basement add 19%.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:35 AM   #19
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possibly shorter.

I don't think anyone can answer that with any certainty until it fails, then you will know for sure.

My comment was being sarcastic. I laughed when I read the comment about that nut wearing down from the vibration of the dryer to the point of causing a leak.

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