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Re: no gas/oven use for 30+ days....well

Posted by richard on January 27, 2000 at 01:13:40:

In Reply to: Re: no gas/oven use for 30+ days posted by Anna on January 26, 2000 at 23:37:28:

But this goes back to the original question.....why would anybody put up with this...????

Neither one stated that the Landlord has apprised them of what the problem is and a timetable to fix it.......

And it sounds like the workers are not very professional or maybe even legal...

If they are there 7 days a week and you see people actually working HARD to fix the problem THEN.... BARGING into the landlords office and demanding it get fixed is a very very BAD idea...i agree.....

But what if they work a day here and a day there, and maybe you see them drinking on the job.....

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: : I really cant believe it......no gas for 45 days or Virgina 's 4 months.I dont get it.

: No, Richard, you really don't get it. You have no idea what it takes to fix a problem in the gas piping in an apartment building... And your approach would produce nothing but lousy L&T relations in the future.

: Elisha said they're working on it. These things take time. And the city does supervise big jobs like this: all players are licensed. It is on smaller jobs that you have to worry about unlicensed plumbers.

: Read about the trouble one gas leak causes in this recent case:
: http://www.nylj.com/decisions/00/01/010400b3.htm

: This dispute has its genesis in a kitchen renovation performed in
: apartment 11C by the former sponsor of the cooperative in late 1996. As
: part of the project, gas lines were moved and reconfigured. The
: apartment was then sold to Peter and Mary Ross. Soon after moving
: into the premises, Mrs. Ross states that she began to smell gas in the
: kitchen. Con Edison was called but did not detect a leak. On January 11,
: 1997, Mrs. Ross states that she again detected the odor of gas in the
: kitchen. Con Edison came to the premises a second time. On this
: occasion a gas leak was discovered coming from a kitchen outlet. As a
: result of the leak, Con Edison shut off gas service to the entire building.

: In order to reinstate gas service to a building 27-922(d) of the
: Administrative Code of the City of New York requires pressure testing of
: the entire gas piping system. The gas lines are subjected to pressure
: six times greater than what the pipes normally carry. This testing was
: carried out by Gregory Quattlander, a licensed Master Plumber. The gas
: piping system was unable to pass the mandated integrity tests. There
: were numerous leaks in the system requiring replacement of the piping.

: Here, a series of fortuitous events caused the loss. First, a gas leak was
: discovered by Mrs. Ross and confirmed by Con Edison. As a result of
: the gas leak in the single gas line, the building's entire gas piping system
: was shut down. In order to reinstate service, the City mandated high
: pressure testing of the gas piping system.

: Plaintiff's contention that the high pressure tests resulted in numerous
: leaks requiring replacement of the gas pipes is sustained by
: Quattlander's deposition testimony.


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