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Does anyone know enough about the ins and outs of controls in the natural gas pipeline systems to tell me (assuming electric/gas stay on) but there are intermittent and degradation problems (i.e., embeddeds) ... aren't there systems that control the flow and pressure of gas along these pipelines? and are we in any danger that too much pressure could turn our furnaces and hot water heaters into little bombs? (I know this may sound like a stupid question, but I can remember when I was a kid, my mom always turned off the heat and the hot water heater at night during high usage periods because the pressure would drop and the gas would go out...along with the flame...and then come back on... once was enough for her...)
-- Shelia (firstname.lastname@example.org), March 16, 1999
Your gas systems are not bombs.
Call your gas company and ask them your questions.
-- Watchful (email@example.com), March 18, 1999.