From: Jarral Ryter <jryter**At_Symbol_Here**WESTERN.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings
Date: Mon, 15 Sep 2014 17:05:53 -0600
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We had it put in the remodel 12 years ago. In one lab we couldn’t get it to work. We found that the pipes weren’t connected in the ceiling! The rooms all have keyed on switches so it wasn’t coming out all the time luckily. It was funny after we got the pipes connected! Shoddy contractors!




Jarral Ryter

Chemistry Instructor/Lab and Safety Manager

Western State Colorado University





From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Debbie M. Decker
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 1:06 PM
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings


It’s good to have the conversation about whether or not plumbed natural gas will actually be used in the new building.  It’s expensive to install and if there isn’t a compelling need, why go to the expense?


To answer your question – yes, plumbed natural gas is allowed in new science buildings at Davis.





Debbie M. Decker, CCHO

Division Chair-Elect and Program Chair

Division of Chemical Health and Safety

University of California, Davis





Birkett's hypothesis: "Any chemical reaction

that proceeds smoothly under normal conditions,

can proceed violently in the presence of an idiot."


From: DCHAS-L Discussion List [mailto:dchas-l**At_Symbol_Here**MED.CORNELL.EDU] On Behalf Of Kohler, Christopher E
Sent: Monday, September 15, 2014 10:17 AM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings




Is the installation of plumbed natural gas still allowed in new science buildings?


I assume so. On the other hand…


I was wondering if anyone absolutely prohibits the installation of natural gas and if so, why?


Many thanks,




Christopher E. Kohler

Laboratory Safety Manager

University Environmental Health and Safety

Indiana University

1514 E Third Street

Bloomington, IN 47405

(812) 855-5454



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