New Gadget…

I’ve had several problems with the Lair’s gas plumbing in the past few months and more than one involved leaks I didn’t detect with my Mk I nostrils. Since at the moment both the kitchen and bedroom are running on Plan B regulators I have work to do bringing things back up to snuff once the weather settles down, and I got to wondering – “Is there a cheap electronic gadget for detecting gas leaks, so I can stop depending on soapy water and guesswork?”

It turns out the answer is yes. Yes there is, and I should have asked that question years ago.


Got it home today, stuck batteries in it and played with it over the stovetop, and it appears to have no problem unambiguously telling the world about gas leaks. So maybe the desire to play with a new toy will get me off my ass and get things working on bypass regulators again soon. Not that it matters a great deal in the matter of the bedroom regulator since I’m no closer to fixing the heater than ever – but it used to be nice not to have to go out and swap kitchen bottles in the middle of a bake.

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8 Responses to New Gadget…

  1. Wouldnt using a match be cheaper 😉

  2. Joel says:

    😀 Not in the larger picture, no.

  3. ka9vsz says:

    Anon@0818: Hahaha!

    A local house exploded from a gas leak {wordy exposition self-deleted}. No lucifers for Joel!

  4. Joel says:

    Anon@0818: 😀 On the bright side, look at all that firewood!

  5. matismf says:

    Now you can find out how much methane Tobie emits!

  6. ka9vsz says:

    matismf: So, Joel, WHY did Tobie snap at you? Joel says “I didn’t know he could pivot 180 degrees that quickly!

  7. John says:

    Handy gadget, hilarious comments 🤣

To the stake with the heretic!