In the news today from Sina.com there was a gas explosion at an Apartment in Xi’an China. http://english.sina.com/china/p/2013/0502/587450.html . We hope everyone is safe in the apartment complex. This is an interest article because I am surprise it does not happen more often or China is just more responsible than us with natural gas. In most apartments in China the natural gas is used for cooking only and they use gas tanks NOT public utilities lines like in the US. They use portable gas tanks and their gas does not have the rotten egg odor smell that we have in the US. In our apartment in China we have this portable gas tank and it concerned me at first and wanted to keep a window opened all the time, but after a while I gave into my philosophy and do what the locals do. I need to practice what I preach. In most apartments they have 2 burners and the portable gas tank is located under the countertops. When it is empty a call is made and a delivery person shows up and exchanges your tank and your back in business.
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