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Subject:  Re: Oldest Fridge Contest Date:  11/9/2011  3:47 PM
Author:  SeattlePioneer Number:  38014 of 116992

<<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.


As a gas fitter for a natural gas utility, I fairly often was assigned to monitoring some of the THOUSANDS of gas leaks on the company's gas mains and services.

Each was classified according to the extent of any risk to the public. Anything that was an actual hazard was repaired immedietely.

Most along urban streets were monitored monthly, often for years without repair. In rural areas, they might be checked once in six months.

Quite often, all that was needed was to drill holes in the street to allow the gas to vent off harmlessly.

Seattle Pioneer
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