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Old 05-16-2017, 11:30 PM   #1
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Hi I'm new to the forum and would like Advice on the topic. I have this guy removing gas valves on the 'fly' without shutting down the riser and installing the new valves while the gas is coming out. He puts his hand over the piping and then proceed with the installation. Is this a correct practice? Thanks


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More Brutality coming?

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Wow, I could be wrong here but I think you are supposed to light the gas when you remove a valve, that way it burns without escaping into the atmosphere.
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I do that with water tie ins all the time. But I would never do it with natural gas. It's to much liability.
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I'm guessing your building is low pressure. Try that with a 10 psi system.


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Seems like normal practice. We test for gas leaks by taking a torch to the joints. Best way to detect leaks. He's just doing that because he's highly experienced.
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It's easier not to test. Turn it on, go home, go to bed, no worries.
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What the hell happened to my post again??

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Hi I'm new to the forum and would like Advice on the topic. I have this guy removing gas valves on the 'fly' without shutting down the riser and installing the new valves while the gas is coming out. He puts his hand over the piping and then proceed with the installation. Is this a correct practice? Thanks


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Not a good practice -- even when the utility hires subcontractors

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