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Q: Is gas stove with standing pilot light legal? No electric start, pilot light keeps going out leaking gas.

I am afraid to leave my dogs home alone. Carbon Monoxide detector doesn't go off. Even if it did who would notice. I just want the stove removed and a safe one in its place. I rent.

T. J. Jesky
T. J. Jesky answered on Sep 8, 2018

Some gas appliances have a standing pilot light, i.e. a small flame that burns continuously, used to light the main burner gas. Should the pilot light flame go out, most appliances have a safety that will stop the flow of gas to both the main burner and the pilot. These appliances are known as... Read more »

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Q: I am considering purchasing a former gas station site and repurposing it for my business but am worried about cleanup.

What legal issues should I be aware of?

Steve McCann
Steve McCann answered on Oct 26, 2016

Yes, that is certainly a valid concern, as I have witnessed clean up costs ending up being much more than anticipated on similar transactions. There are several legal issues you should be aware of, ranging from local ordinances to federal regulations through the EPA. I would highly recommend... Read more »

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