Steven L. Smith, Bellingham, WA Home Inspector (King of the House)

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Where's The Key?

This post is not concerned about losing the key to the door. This could be a mere annoyance, or it could be a bigger problem.

When a gas fireplace is installed, it requires a gas shutoff valve that is accessible. The old-fashion key entry in the wall, for a shutoff, is common and I see it frequently.

The other thing that I notice frequently is that I do not see the shutoff key anywhere nearby. Obviously, for looks, people may not want to leave it in the wall. But if there should be an emergency, it would sure be a good idea to have that key somewhere close-by so every resident of the home could get his or her hands on it if need be.

Got your key?

Thanks for stopping by,

Steven L. Smith

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Comment balloon 11 commentsSteven L. Smith • June 27 2010 04:05PM
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