The operative word is "doing" the right thing. This is a work still in progress - I'm having the gas company come out Monday to give a final verdict. Do you really think that if I have (and pay) another contractor for a third opinion I will get an honest answer? Maybe, maybe not. I'm not a gambler - I'll let the gas company decide the best route. I really don't know if there's a crack or not -but I do know this, I'm not to be taken advantage of and I will not put my family or anybody else's in danger. On another note, I am curious. If you all know nothing about, let's say, cars, and you took the car for an oil change and the mechanic said gee istead of paying "x" you need to pay 10 TIMES that amount for something that he said was wrong - would you just hand over the cash and not get a second opinion, at least maybe to get the rate down?