Here is my gas leak story:
This was many years ago when I lived in a waterfront house in NY.
I had been smelling gas occasionally for several weeks when outside at
the rear of the house. It was getting worse, so one morning I called
the local gas company. A tech came over with a sniffer. He started
poking the ground with it and was seeing traces. Then it was getting
stronger and one reading was at a "Yikes" level.
He shut the gas off at the street and said someone would be by shortly
to repair it. Within an hour, a 2 or 3 man crew arrived and started
digging. They uncovered the pipe from the street and discovered that it
had a whole bunch of els and wandered about a bit before it went to my
house. I have no idea why it was installed that way. Perhaps to join
the street pipe to the house pipe without any cutting. What they did is
just cut the mess off and they ran a yellow plastic tube inside the
pipes to the street and the house with it exposed for a short distance
They burried this again, turned on the gas, lit the pilots, and all was
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