I'm sure there must be threads in this forum regarding natural gas leaks in residentials, but I always get a ton of unrelated material when I use the search engine. The info on the net in genral is all over the map - folks telling people on yahoo to dump ungodly amounts of PSI into their lines etc...
I'm interested in what steps and methods everyone else is using for gas leak calls when the meter has been locked out. Manometer, soap bubbles and your own breath? Introduce a combustible gas and electronic detector? Common leakage points? Best access for manometer (outside meter, drip leg)?
Tips and cautions? If you introduce propane for testing purposes, what type of rig do you use and do you simply watch the manometer to avoid too much pressure?
How many inches of WC does your local gas company insist on seeing and for how long?
Maybe there already many threads covering this and someone could just point the way for me?
Many thanks as always,