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I've checked for leaks, but I still smell gas in the kitchen. Any ideas what it could be?

Asked by pnj618 (2points) September 3rd, 2010

Every time we walk into our kitchen, there is a faint smell of gas. I checked the connections on the hoses with soapy water etc… All was OK. My wife called out the local gas company, and they came out with their wands and checked everything. Again they found nothing, but the smell persists. I have checked the knobs,making sure that they are turned off properly (which they are) but can still smell the gas. Can somebody offer any other suggestions as to the cause of this. Thank you in advance for your help.

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janmaru's avatar

If you’re back tomorrow checking the responses then it wasn’t gas. :)

lillycoyote's avatar

You should have your oven/range serviced. It could be a number of things.

Pied_Pfeffer's avatar

It’s another day. Are you all okay? Are you still smelling gas?

GeorgeGee's avatar

The reason they put a distinctive smell in the gas is so that it’s distinctive and unmistakable. You know what the smell is, it’s gas. The bad news is that if it isn’t leaking at the connection/shut off to your stove, it may be leaking at a lower pipe junction and wafting up through a wall, but usually it is indeed at the junction by the stove, and may be too slow for you to have noticed with your soap/water solution. There are thicker leak detector liquids that are sticky enough to stay around for a minute or so as bubbles form, I’d try that next.

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