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post #16 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 04:29 PM Thread Starter
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Wow, that's scary. My fingers are crossed for you.

I think I would have put in some H2O2, as used for a whole tank algae treatment, just prior to sealing. It releases a lot of oxygen as it reacts. I've used it along with heavy aeration to more quickly reverse the effects of CO2 overdose. Not sure if it's necessary or even effective here though.
Thanks DarkCobra - that was an excellent suggestion. I have a ton of it at home but did not think to do the H2O2 thing.

Thanks also for those wishing me well

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The house bagged
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Here something else I had not counted on.
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The gas line!
Termite company called the gas company to do a shut off, no doubt for liability, just in case they blow your house up. Well the guy came out and showed us OUR side of the meter. You can clearly see the pipe is deteriorated to the point where it has to be replaced. Supposed to get back in tomorrow but it is going to be 38 degree tomorrow night and I may not have heat because I can not test the gas system once repaired until I turn off all the valves/ shutoff for individual appliances. This is the only way I can test the entire system... I would know as i I am a construction inspector for the State of Ca.

So here we go.....wish me luck
Lets hope it does not cost me additional money for motels rooms. If it does get to 39 with no neat ...I M pretty sure all the cish and critters will be dead....
I HOPE NOT!

One thing is for sure. I am glad I am posting this stuff so someone can benefit from my experience.

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post #17 of 38 (permalink) Old 01-08-2013, 05:12 PM
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Awww man that is scarey how that gas line looks. And what a pain to deal with on top of this. I hope it all works out alright.

Dude - why do they have to make the tent so gawdy looking? It looks like a circus tent!
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Dude - why do they have to make the tent so gawdy looking? It looks like a circus tent!
No doubt. Looks like one of those inflatable bounce houses used at kids' parties. I can just see all the termites jumping around inside, having a good old time - until the poison sets in.

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Awww man that is scarey how that gas line looks. And what a pain to deal with on top of this. I hope it all works out alright.

Dude - why do they have to make the tent so gawdy looking? It looks like a circus tent!


Lol....I live in Los Angeles... A real circus


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No doubt. Looks like one of those inflatable bounce houses used at kids' parties. I can just see all the termites jumping around inside, having a good old time - until the poison sets in.

BOUNCE HOUSE OF DOOOOOOM!
Your in a better place to laugh :-)

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wow - the gas line problem on top of the termites!!

Silver lining is that line NEEDS to be replaced & when would you have found the problem otherwise?

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Update... Digging going well

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Tomorrow we replace the line and no doubt will have remove some concrete on the left.
But the big thing on my mind is MY TANKS
Since I am taking the day off to deal with the gas line I will be chopping to cut open the tanks after air quality is less than 5 ppm.
More on this saga tomorrow...


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Your in a better place to laugh :-)
Yes, but laughing may be the only thing that may saves your sanity too! I know you must best climbing the walls right now.
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That gas line is scary. It's good you found it before it had an accident. Good luck with your tanks.

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I have ONE MORE HOUR B4 I see the Tanks. Not being very successful in eating breakfast to waste time

I am going nuts. With anticipation


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Drum roll please............


Everything and I mean absolutely every plant plant and fish SURVIVED. WHHHHHHHHOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOO

I LOVE TO CURSE BUT WON't do it here

THS IS FRIGGIN FANTASTIC

THANKS EVERYONE.
WE NOW KNOW A SUCCESSFUL WAY IF THIS EVER HAPPENS TO YOU





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Glad everything made it.

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HALLELUJAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

im ecstatic for you!!!!
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Yay! *High Five*
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YES!!!

So glad everything worked out ok!
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