# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Building Management II Task 1386772461

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe procedures for testing for a gas leak, using a soap solution.

Definition

Description should include the following steps:
  • Locate the gas meter and follow the entry lines to all exposed pipes.
  • Ventilate the enclosed area.
  • Turn off all electrical appliances.
  • Mix a soap solution.
  • Beginning with the outermost union, soap the first joint thoroughly.
  • Mark each leaking joint with chalk.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the relevant safety precautions/procedures for testing for a gas leak, using a soap solution?
  • What causes a pipe joint to leak?
  • What are some common fittings used in a black iron pipe system?
  • What tools are required for working with black iron pipe?