Fun with gas #2

by Michael Alderete on 1/19/2003

On Friday Rochelle had an appliance repair guy come and hook up the gas heater we had such fun with two weekends ago. We felt the need to have an expert come in and handle it, since we’d gone to another 5 hardware stores (yes, that’s 9 total), and not found the part we thought we needed.

And the funny thing was, Mr. Pearson didn’t want to turn off the gas either, he used Rochelle’s approach of “open the windows and work fast.” I guess when you know what you’re doing, it’s not a big deal.

But when he took the cap off the gas pipe, no gas smell! Hmmm, what’s up with that? A trip to the basement to trace the gas line revealed that, much to our dismay, the pipe has been removed over a 5 foot section. So there’s no gas running to the line, and it’s an ordeal to repair it.

Ah, well, we tried. And the vintage heater looks really cool where it’s installed in the dining room, even if there’s no gas to make it glow.


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