From: Ken Simolo <simolo**At_Symbol_Here**CHEM.CHEM.ROCHESTER.EDU>
Subject: Re: [DCHAS-L] Natural Gas in Science Buildings
Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 08:02:28 -0400
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We have one lab that was renovated with an emergency exhaust button at the door. A very nice feature that has never been used in 15 years. Push button shut offs for natural gas plumbing certainly would make me more comfortable with installing natural gas although that would add even more to the renovation costs. With the places that have easily accessible shutoffs in the hallways (manual valve or push button), are they alarmed so that you know someone has shut them off? I can see obvious issues if they are shut off as a prank although I would expect that to be rare. We used to have lots of fire alarms pulled as pranks but that rarely happens now (dye in the glass certainly helps).


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