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Subject:  Re: Oldest Fridge Contest Date:  11/7/2011  10:23 PM
Author:  telegraph Number:  37911 of 117654

In only 18 months, the residents in one small area of the Stonegate subdivision in West Davis reported a half-dozen gas leaks at their homes.

The leaks were quickly repaired, and Pacific Gas and Electric Co. in recent follow-up testing found and repaired four more.

The discoveries have prompted at least one Davis resident to raise a safety alarm about the Aldyl-A distribution pipe that delivers natural gas directly to homes in the subdivision.

And they reinforce a growing worry about the soundness of older plastic distribution pipe in wide use within the utility industry.

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NYC loses 100 million gallons of water a day from leaking water pipes...some of them over 150 years old!......

I hate to think how bad the gas pipe distribution system is in NYC.......

or how many landlords have made 'repairs', or how many unscrupulous people have tried to bypass the gas meter? With rotten patches and fixes?

or how many ancient gas appliances one step away from leaking gas all over are around in NYC apartments?

(the wiring likely isn't too much better0.....

I got gas in the house here...but it runs in 2 inch steel pipes to the two furnaces, to the hot water heater and to the gas dryer connection which is capped off.

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