[opendtv] Re: Steel pipes for gas!

  • From: "John Shutt" <shuttj@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <opendtv@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 30 Oct 2006 18:13:32 -0500

Then the faithful employees of the City of Palo Alto Utilities must all be in jail by now. Here is an excerpt from a recent online job posting for the CPAU:

http://www.city.palo-alto.ca.us/hr/JOBS/JD481.html

OCTOBER 2005
CITY OF PALO ALTO

UTILITY INSTALLER/REPAIRER ASSISTANT

ESSENTIAL AND RELATED FUNCTION STATEMENTS--Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Essential Functions:
<snip>
- Locates gas main and services leaks using maps, pipe locating equipment and gas leak detection equipment.


- Repairs gas main leaks using stainless steel clamps on steel mains or removing and replacing leaking sections of plastic mains.

- Replaces leaking gas services with plastic pipe.

- Taps into existing steel or plastic gas mains for the installation of new plastic gas mains and services.

- Tests all new gas installations using air pressure and soap.

- Installs P.E. gas mains and services utilizing approved methods of fusing.

(John's Note:  P.E. gas main is Polyethylene.)


----- Original Message ----- From: "John Willkie" <johnwillkie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>


If there is a single gas feed (or main) in the State of California that is made of PVC or any other plastic, there will be jail time to be paid. All gas pipes here are steel: it was a bit of a debate over a few years to allow flexible steel hoses to stoves.




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