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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


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Gas Line Installation After A Gas Line Explosion: What This Entails

by Kent George

It is a terrifying event to have your gas line explode, but it does happen. Sometimes the cause is a freak occurrence, sometimes it is a leak of gas into a closed off area that is accidentally set on fire, and sometimes it is the fault of sloppy work, as was the case in New Jersey in 2014. Whatever the cause for your gas line explosion, you can thank your lucky stars that you are alive reading this now. Not too many people can escape such a major explosion and live to tell about it. As you begin to put your life back together and rebuild your home, here is what will happen with your new gas line installation.

All Previous Refuse from the Explosion Is Removed 

The plumber and gas utility company work in tandem to install a new gas line for your new home. To do this, all of the damaged pipe is removed, as far back as needed to prevent deadly events. Wherever the explosion in the line stopped (fire can travel through the pipe following the gas for quite some distance before creating a secondary explosion and stopping), the plumber will remove a few extra feet of pipe and begin laying fresh pipe. All of the shards and refuse from the explosion is removed to this point.

The Pipeline Is Made Secure

Leaks are dangerous, as you have well experienced. The new gas pipeline has to be very secure and pass rigorous inspection before the utility company can cover it up with dirt. It is the plumber's job to make all the pipes nice and tight, lay flat on the ground (unless they dip up or down to enter the home), and are sealed against leaks.

The Gas Is Turned on and the Pipes Inspected

Before moving further with the construction of your new home, the gas has to be turned on and the lines inspected. If everything up to this point, including the inspection of the new gas meter, checks out, then the construction contractor can move forward. The gas line installation is deemed a success, and the plumber does not have to return until the house is almost complete. When he or she does return, it is to connect the gas line to any gas-fueled appliances you have in your home (e.g., water heater, stove, furnace, etc.). Additional testing is conducted at this time, too, to make sure everything is still safe and secure.