1st) fashion a temporary line into the house, above ground;
2nd) dig a long deep trench from the connection to the house by the west side door, all the way out, across the parking lot and into the meters (which are hidden by a grove of arborvitae trees on the west lawn) to take out the old line;
3) put in the new line, following regs that had changed a bit over the 45 years since the original one was installed.
Our kitchen staff was creative and innovative in preparing meals without ovens; the sisters learned to watch and regulate the 2 small boilers that were able to be used--1/2 the day for water and 1/2 for heat; and we all were given an up-close-and-personal look at what it's like to not have the hot water and the heat that we are used to at our fingertips 24-7.
Here's a look at the work the gas company did to give us a new line. A big thanks to all of them and to our own maintenance staff who went above and beyond, as they do on all our projects.
|The new gas line.|
|The connection to the house.|
|Crossing the parking lot.|
|Some of the guys and their equipment.|