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Went to start boilers for the season notice a gas smell in the room.

Found nine leaks on 2" pipe.

Don't know if it was ever pressure tested.

would like to know if we should replace all the pipes.

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  • Alan R. Mercurio_3
    Alan R. Mercurio_3 Member Posts: 1,624
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    RE: Leaks

    I’d say it depends. Where are the 9 leaks and can they be easily repaired? If so I would make the repairs and then perform a leak and or pressure test.

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  • Tim McElwain
    Tim McElwain Member Posts: 4,628
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    Did you enter the area that

    smelled of gas? If so what was the percentage of gas? If you do not know that and you entered you could be "DEAD".



    Next question, did you shut off the gas to stop the leaking gas? If not it could blow up tonight.



    I suggest you have a tight test run on all the piping and and I would do it with compressed air not use the gas to test.



    If you have a problem shutting off the gas then call the local utility they will shut it off for sure.



    ANYONE WHO ENTERS A BUILDING THAT HAS A GAS SMELL WITHOUT KNOWING THE PERCENTAGE IS CRAZY!



    Rule is: When testing as long as the percent of gas stays below 2% you can proceed into the building airing it out (ventilating) as you proceed, If over 2% evacuate the building and call either the local gas company or fire department.



    Explosive limits of natural 4.5% to 14.5% Propane is 2.15% to 9.5%.
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