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Gas company detected leak and cut off HWS

Discussion in 'Repairs & Maintenance' started by TMNT, 2nd Jul, 2016.

  1. TMNT

    TMNT Well-Known Member

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    someone educate me pls, what happend

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    according to PM, the gas company was replacing the gas meters in the area, and aparently deteced a gas leak from the HWS and cut/shut off the gas, thus leaving the tenant with no hot water,

    PM calls and tells me HWS gas leaks are expesnive to merely detect

    I need to take 15 panadols

    fast fwd a few hours later, pm calls me and says apparently its all working as the gas company came and fixed it at their cost, and no one seems to know why they did

    at the end of the day, yes gas leakage is not a good thing, but I was a bit annoyed taht they can simply shut it off, rather than tinker with a meter , where the leak could have been caused by them
     
  2. Hanison

    Hanison Well-Known Member

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    Your gas system was found to be a death trap.

    Most likely because you've never spent $1 maintaining your shanty living arrangements since however long you've owned it.

    In your mind. As long as nobody dies while your holding the potato. All is fine in the world.

    The only drama you are happy to deal with.
    Is finding enough rubber bands to bundle those $50's together.
     
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  3. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Obviously there was a leak due to their work and nothing to do with the hws. There must have been a leak in one of the pipes to or from the meter and thus they need to shut it off for a short period to fix
    Are you ducking serious? Your half way to killing yourself. Drama queen.
    Everything sounds hard til you know what's actually going on! Tenant panicked, pm panicked, you panicked and clutched for your purse
     
  4. Terry_w

    Terry_w Solicitor, Finance Broker, CTA Business Member

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    Leaking gas is rather dangerous!
     
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  5. Joynz

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    When the gas company notified me that they were going to be working on the supply lines, the notification letter said clearly that if a fault was detected the gas would be shut off and I would have to have it fixed at my cost.

    Luckily, there was no issue. However, my neighbour had to spend over a thousand to fix his, as there was some problem with the pipes when they pressure tested them. Nothing to do with the supply work by the gas company, but good for my neighbour to know!

    I think it is pretty amazing that they came back to fix your HWS for free!

    A householder would probably be the first to blame the gas company if they had found a fault, did nothing and then the house or people were damaged!
     
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  6. bob shovel

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    Is this the artist formally known as darlinghurt boi? Can we get an identity check to aisle 4
     
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    At least they fix it themselves! Last time I forked out $2k to update the gas plumbing
     
  8. TMNT

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    problem, is nobody knows whats going on, or who did what,
    death trap or not, luck i didnt randomly send out a plumber with a weekend callout fee, to only find out that it wasnt a problem, or its been fixed, or to determine who did what

    I use $100 bills, $50 notes are for amateurs,

    so are rubber bands my friend, money clips are the true bling
     
  9. Marg4000

    Marg4000 Well-Known Member

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    Good grief!! You can't be serious.

    Surely the first thing to do is to switch off the supply while the problem is sorted. Which they did. At no expense to you. And you are complaining??

    BTW, if you ever have an electrical fault, I would suggest switching off the power first before tinkering with anything.
    Marg
     
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  10. Joynz

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    You could always give them a call and ask...
     
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  11. bob shovel

    bob shovel Well-Known Member

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    Or the tenant could have simply asked. Or the pm could have asked the tenant to ask the guys doing the work. Or his highness LL could have asked the pm to ask the tenant to ask the guys what's going on.
    Bit a witch hunt is more exciting than fact
     
  12. TMNT

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    the tenant didnt evn know whats going on, it was all just speculation,

    also remmeber it was a weekend, the PM managed to call me, but I didnt get a reply because their number had the automated "our office is closed" msg