Yesterday I was going to try to fix a leaky faucet and while outside
trying to find and turn off the water line, I accidentally turned off
the main gas line.
Within a few minutes I realized I had turned the gas off so I turned it
back on. Today I noticed 2 of my 3 gas appliances aren't working. The
water heater and the wall heater are off, but the gas stove is working.
My question is should I immediately turn off the water heater and the
wall heater? I don't smell gas in the house at all, but shouldn't I be
smelling gas if the gas is turned on and the water heater and the wall
heater are still in the on position???
On Sun, 29 Oct 2006 14:53:24 -0800, Peaches firstname.lastname@example.org (Pamela G.)
For heaven's sake, CALL YOUR GAS COMPANY!!! They WANT to
be called on situations like this.
In CA we are told, in event of earthquake, to turn off the gas
immediately at the house inlet, and NOT to turn it on ourselves
after things settle down, but to call the Gas Co. Obvious why!
Thank you all so much!!! I was able to light the water heater without
blowing up the house!
When it starts to get cold I'll just call the gas company to light the
wall heater. It's about 40 years old and I can't find any directions on
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