Tennessee Building Inspection – What’s Wrong With This Picture? 3.24.11

Nashville Home Inspector – Gas Line Meter Barrier – What’s Wrong With This Picture?

HINT:  I suppose it could stop a small car?!

Gas Line Barrier

ANSWER:  The idea behind a barrier to protect the gas line and meter is to stop most vehicles that might drive up to this setting before they can hit the meter or line.  This might work for a Yugo, but a Suburban or F-150 would probably hit the gas line and meter even before it hits the barrier, especially if backing up.  Or they might even run over the barrier and really paste the meter.  At least move the barrier back away from the gas system another 2 feet or so.  Better yet, install a couple of bollard posts or a raised metal barricade like you see on the freeways.

Please contact Richard at richard@habitecinspections.com should you have any questions.

Thank you,

Richard Acree

Comments in this blog posting are the copyrighted intellectual property of Richard Acree, President, HABITEC Home and Building Inspections, LLC,  and are intended to educate and otherwise assist home owners, sellers and buyers, building owners, sellers and buyers, realtors, real estate investors, property managers, and lenders in the process of owning, buying or selling homes or commercial buildings.  HABITEC is a residential (home) and commercial building inspection company serving Middle Tennessee including Nashville, Brentwood, Franklin, Murfreesboro, Smyrna, Mt. Juliet, Hendersonville, Dickson, Belle Meade, Columbia, Spring Hill, Lebanon, Gallatin and more!  In addition to building inspections HABITEC offers Environmental Services for mold assessments, radon testing and water quality analysis.  Additional information about HABITEC can be found on our website at http://habitecinspections.com, or call 615-376-2753. 

Richard Acree is the author of  the HABITEC Home and Building Inspections blog at ActiveRain, WordPress, and Blogger, and Founder of the ActiveRain Group Tennessee Home and Building Inspectors.  All are welcome to join and comment on those blogs and group.   You can also follow HABITEC on Facebook and Richard on Linked.  Thank you!

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