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I DID check with a licensed plumber

Posted by Ed F on September 12th, 2000 10:41 AM
In reply to 'Changing' a natural gas line by Ed F on September 11th, 2000 01:59 PM [Go to top of thread]

Thanks for the responses, but I probably didn't explain well-enough what I wanted to do.
A plumber was doing some work at my place of employment, so I explained what I wanted to do, and asked the same question.
His response was simply to: 1)shut the gas off at the meter, 2)turn on the gas for the furthest appliance, 3)cut-away - If 1 or 2 doesn't work, DO NOT PROCEED TO 3!
He said the same thing about trusting a valve, but he said it would probalby close around 99.9%, so the little gas left wouldn't cause a problem. Furthermore, whenever cutting steel, one usually uses oil, so the risk of spark is quite low.

Like anything else, don't always believe everything you hear, so I plan on checking with a couple other plumbers before making the final cut!

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