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Old 01-25-2008, 06:55 PM   #1
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I had a new ( to me ) house inspected. The inspector found several
gas leaks at different places in the house, heater supply line, dryer
supply line and a 3rd leak 'somewhere'... he could not locate it, but we
smelled gas in one of the bedrooms... away from any gas appliances...
he said that they were small and I should not worry about and and could
have a plumber check it out in a few days. The house is not currently occupied.

I've been over there a few times to check on it ( this is the
first time the water and gas have been on at the location in
over a year ) and every time I go over there... I smell gas.
I finally (36 hours ) decided to shut off the gas at the gas
meter on the outside of the house....

I've never had a house with gas before so this is all new to me....
is shutting off the gas at the gas meter with the shutoff valve
a 'bad' thing? I plan on having a plumber check the system in a
few weeks and will just leave the gas turned off till then... is
that 'ok' or do I need to call the gas company and have them
do something other than shut off the valve like I did?

Thanks - jack

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Old 01-25-2008, 08:29 PM   #2
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You did exactly the right thing, and don't turn it on again until you have a plumber check it out. No need to call the gas company unless the problem is on their side. The plumber will probably do a pressure test on whole system and have to do a leak search, but he can start with the places that were pointed out in the inspection, fix them one at a time and pressure test until no more leaks are found.

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You did exactly the right thing, and don't turn it on again until you have a plumber check it out. No need to call the gas company unless the problem is on their side. The plumber will probably do a pressure test on whole system and have to do a leak search, but he can start with the places that were pointed out in the inspection, fix them one at a time and pressure test until no more leaks are found.


Thanks. I feel better now. The needles on the gas meter have not
moved in the 3 hours since I turned it off. I'm sure that the leaks
are on the house side of the meter.

I didn't turn off any pilot lights... I just turned off the gas at the
meter. I'll tell the plumber what I did I assume that he can handle
it from there.

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i would never recomend that inspector!!!
you never leave a gas leak. just not smart and to advise you to leave the gas on. just stupid!
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Lucky you had more sense than your inspector. You did the right thing to shut the gas off and bring in a licensed plumber to find the problem.

I guess a "small" gas leak will only cause a "small' explosion, thus you will only be maimed and not killed? I would have serious questions in my mind about anything else this moron has , or more importantly doesn't have, in his report.
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