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No natural gas for 9 hr , outside temp - 32 C or -25.6 F , 20 mph wind

Total1
Total1 Member Posts: 44
edited January 2018 in Radiant Heating
Hello All : We had a main natural gas transmission line ruptured that runs at 800 PSI for winter and 600 PSI summer , shut off gas to 4500 customers , me included for 9 hrs . Very pleased, the temp in the garage , heated with a Viesman boiler only dropped from 16 C (60 F) to 14 C (57 F ) , as I have read that large thermal mass saved the day . In my house , I had to open the electric range and use a fan to keep the house warm ( switched the furnace fan to on ) , the house dropped from 21 C (70 F) to 19.5 C (67 F) . Not too bad at all ..
Gordy

Comments

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,024
    Very lucky. Your home must be well insulated. Where are you located??
  • Total1
    Total1 Member Posts: 44
    Near Kinistino ,Saskatchewan . The house has R60 in the attic and is sealed tight . Same for the garage .
  • Total1
    Total1 Member Posts: 44
    The gas company had Lock smiths and the Police , visit any houses / businesses that were locked to get the heat back on .