Originally Posted by tmiranda
I ended up doing it last night before I read all these lol. I turned off the gas at the meter and then left for the hardware store. i figured that was enough time. Apparently in Wichita we do not have to call the utility company as the gas came back on just fine. The whole project took only about 45 min including a trip to local Ace hardware store. I did have a scare at first. After I got the dryer hooked up to the gas line I went back to the meter and turned the gas back on. I went and turned on the dryer and then I went over and lit the pilot on the water heater. After about a minute I started to smell gas. I quickly shut off the water heater and got some soap and checked all my connections and everything looked fine. (i knew it would be, i wrapped each pipe with gas line plumbers tape 3 times and tightened everything crazily tight) so i waited for about 5 minutes with the dryer on and i didn't smell the gas anymore so I went ahead and re-lit the pilot on the water heater. Everything seems fine.
Way to go, man! By the way, there ARE certain rewards to having a wife who thinks you're pretty handy.