Does the gas company have to shut off the entire neighborhood in order to replace a leaking valve at the inlet of the meter?
- Jake No ChatLv 71 month agoFavorite Answer
Nope, they should be able to locally isolate that location.
- 4 weeks ago
yes it is a "dangerous situation" to open a main supply line
- Anonymous1 month ago
There would be a shutoff valve buried where your service connects to the underground supply mains. But if it's a quick replacement, probably they would do it without the need to turn that valve off.
- InLv 71 month ago
No. There is a shut off valve in the street in front of each house. It should be in a straight line from your meter to the street. Anything beyond where your house gas line connects to the meter is the gas companies responsibility.
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- zipperLv 61 month ago
That all depends on which side of the meter the value is located. if it is between the meter and street YES!
- 1 month ago
Unlikely. They will just swap the valve rapidly with the gas live. A small puff of gas is harmless. Unless they smoke of course.
- Spock (rhp)Lv 71 month ago
yes. that is exactly what has to be done
- yLv 71 month ago
There is a shut off before that meter, the only reason to shut off gas to the area would be if the leak is before that shut off or that shut off is damaged, which does happen.
- DEBSLv 71 month ago
That would depend on how their pipes and valves are compared to where the leaking valve is. Could go either way.
- SandyLv 71 month ago
if the gas company deems it necessary then yes. better safe than sorry.