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N.M. Gas: Service should be restored in Alamogordo by Saturday night

There are 62 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Feb 5, 2011, titled N.M. Gas: Service should be restored in Alamogordo by Saturday night. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico Gas Co. workers were making slow progress Saturday restoring service to about 32,000 customers who were cut off because of a shortage.

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fan

Alamogordo, NM

#1 Feb 5, 2011
at 3 pm Finaly we have heat and hot water. Thank you it was a long time without gas heat and hot water.
Too Cold

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Feb 5, 2011
fan wrote:
at 3 pm Finaly we have heat and hot water. Thank you it was a long time without gas heat and hot water.
What part of town are you in? Were over here by the golf course and still no gas...3 days without hot water or heat is getting old. Especially when I heard people up by the hospital say they've been cranking up the heat to stay warm but are turning it down to 71 at night!!! Sure hope we get our gas back on this afternoon!
Sooo Cold

Santa Fe, NM

#3 Feb 5, 2011
Too Cold wrote:
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What part of town are you in? Were over here by the golf course and still no gas...3 days without hot water or heat is getting old. Especially when I heard people up by the hospital say they've been cranking up the heat to stay warm but are turning it down to 71 at night!!! Sure hope we get our gas back on this afternoon!
Do you know if any of the homes on Hamilton that fall in between the two entrances to Tres Lagos were affected by the gas outage?
Fustrated

Alamogordo, NM

#4 Feb 5, 2011
I've heard from several people that there is a conspiracy behind this.
This whole thing has been strange. People are saying that the gas company executives are trying to send a message to certain politicians and generally anyone opposing rate hikes.
If this is the case, they are playing with peoples lives.
It's time to start looking at buying solar panels and not depending on the power companies.
There has been very little help from any community or government service in insuring that people are safe.
Pathetic is what it has been. I went to the back alley and turned my own gas. The whole neighborhood here in Vista Hills did that. No one even told us that the gas was on.
Living in America has become nothing but a struggle for most people. And don't tell me any different, because I won't listen.

Since: Aug 08

Santa Fe, NM

#5 Feb 5, 2011
Too Cold wrote:
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What part of town are you in? Were over here by the golf course and still no gas...3 days without hot water or heat is getting old. Especially when I heard people up by the hospital say they've been cranking up the heat to stay warm but are turning it down to 71 at night!!! Sure hope we get our gas back on this afternoon!
They are turning their thermostat down to 71 at night??? I turn my thermostat down to 62 every night. During the day I keep it at 67 and when we were in the midst of it all, it was set down even lower. I did have my fireplace going, so that helped.
Too Cold

Albuquerque, NM

#6 Feb 5, 2011
I haven't heard if the houses on Hamilton have gas or not. Were on Desert Lakes and no gas here. Still no gas across the 9th fairway either, but they said they have seen crews out so hopefully we'll have gas soon:)
To Frustrated: I hear ya and it is pathetic..I'm in total agreement!

“Chained 11 yrs. ~ Free Now!”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#7 Feb 5, 2011
LilStinka wrote:
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They are turning their thermostat down to 71 at night??? I turn my thermostat down to 62 every night. During the day I keep it at 67 and when we were in the midst of it all, it was set down even lower. I did have my fireplace going, so that helped.
I did a double-take at that too. I don't think I ever have mine up that high, much less turn it down to that!
Fustrated

Alamogordo, NM

#8 Feb 5, 2011
If you don't get heat by this evening, I suggest that you go to the back, with a small light if it is dark, and the largest cescent wrench you have. Turn the big screw looking thing down. Go in and try the stove, it should light. Most stoves are equipped with electronic ignition. Then, turn you thermostat up til the heater turns on, you will have heat. Most heaters now have an electronic ignition.
The only thing to light, is the water heater.
Remove the small silver cover that comes off. Press the pilot switch down and light the pilot with a barbecue type lighter or long match. It will light. Keep the pilot button pressed down for about a minute while the pilot light is lit. Then let up on it and twist to on. Replace the cover, and you are good to go.
Hell with waiting, if I can do it, so can you. The police officer next door told me to go ahead and do this.
Need I say more?
Fustrated

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Feb 5, 2011
If you lift the hood of your gas stove up a half inch, look under there. If you see wires, you do not need to light any pilot light.
Just FYI.
Fustrated

Alamogordo, NM

#10 Feb 5, 2011
one more thing, the gas meter is the one mounted on the ground. Electric meters are suspended in the air. The gas meter will have a big screw to turn.
Turn the big screw down in line with the pipe.
That's it.
Maybe we can enjoy a warm meal while we watch the Super Bowl.
Too Cold

Albuquerque, NM

#11 Feb 5, 2011
Kathie M wrote:
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I did a double-take at that too. I don't think I ever have mine up that high, much less turn it down to that!
Yea...that's what made me so angry when I heard they were suffering with having to turn down the thermostat to 71...it just made me cry thinking of the suffering they had to endure;)
Too Cold

Albuquerque, NM

#12 Feb 5, 2011
Fustrated wrote:
one more thing, the gas meter is the one mounted on the ground. Electric meters are suspended in the air. The gas meter will have a big screw to turn.
Turn the big screw down in line with the pipe.
That's it.
Maybe we can enjoy a warm meal while we watch the Super Bowl.
Thanks!! I'm grabbing the biggest wrench I have and heading out..don't care who sees me...:)

Since: Aug 08

Santa Fe, NM

#13 Feb 5, 2011
We didn't suffer any outages here in Albuquerque, but of the people I talked to, we are all hoping for the best for everyone else in the state that did. Hope you are all warm and back to normal soon!
hvnORhel

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Feb 5, 2011
Fustrated wrote:
If you don't get heat by this evening, I suggest that you go to the back, with a small light if it is dark, and the largest cescent wrench you have. Turn the big screw looking thing down. Go in and try the stove, it should light. Most stoves are equipped with electronic ignition. Then, turn you thermostat up til the heater turns on, you will have heat. Most heaters now have an electronic ignition.
The only thing to light, is the water heater.
Remove the small silver cover that comes off. Press the pilot switch down and light the pilot with a barbecue type lighter or long match. It will light. Keep the pilot button pressed down for about a minute while the pilot light is lit. Then let up on it and twist to on. Replace the cover, and you are good to go.
Hell with waiting, if I can do it, so can you. The police officer next door told me to go ahead and do this.
Need I say more?
I did the same thing.. my husband turned on gas lit heater and now its warm and comfy...thanks
fan

Alamogordo, NM

#15 Feb 5, 2011
Too Cold wrote:
<quoted text>
What part of town are you in? Were over here by the golf course and still no gas...3 days without hot water or heat is getting old. Especially when I heard people up by the hospital say they've been cranking up the heat to stay warm but are turning it down to 71 at night!!! Sure hope we get our gas back on this afternoon!
Cottonwood
Ben

Alamogordo, NM

#16 Feb 5, 2011
I also went out to my alley and turned my gas on by my self. I have two sick children that didn't need to spend another night in the cold. The fact that gas was available at the meter but had not been turned on by the gas company is criminal, given the outside air temperatures.
elderly

Alamogordo, NM

#17 Feb 5, 2011
Ben wrote:
I also went out to my alley and turned my gas on by my self. I have two sick children that didn't need to spend another night in the cold. The fact that gas was available at the meter but had not been turned on by the gas company is criminal, given the outside air temperatures.
They say gas was there all along all those days we were suffering.

“Be fierce...”

Since: Jan 10

Location hidden

#18 Feb 5, 2011
Ben wrote:
I also went out to my alley and turned my gas on by my self. I have two sick children that didn't need to spend another night in the cold. The fact that gas was available at the meter but had not been turned on by the gas company is criminal, given the outside air temperatures.
Your right it is criminal...

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Since: Oct 08

Alamogordo

#19 Feb 5, 2011
Fustrated wrote:
I've heard from several people that there is a conspiracy behind this.
This whole thing has been strange. People are saying that the gas company executives are trying to send a message to certain politicians and generally anyone opposing rate hikes.
If this is the case, they are playing with peoples lives.
It's time to start looking at buying solar panels and not depending on the power companies.
There has been very little help from any community or government service in insuring that people are safe.
Pathetic is what it has been. I went to the back alley and turned my own gas. The whole neighborhood here in Vista Hills did that. No one even told us that the gas was on.
Living in America has become nothing but a struggle for most people. And don't tell me any different, because I won't listen.
I tend to wonder about this too, frustrated. I called my daughter, who lives in Santa Fe, to see how she was doing. I told her that our heat was being regulated because we were told that we had to send our gas to Albuquerque. She said they were told the same thing so that the gas could be sent to us. I immediately thought of ENRON.
sunny beaches

Englewood, CO

#20 Feb 5, 2011
Fustrated wrote:
If you don't get heat by this evening, I suggest that you go to the back, with a small light if it is dark, and the largest cescent wrench you have. Turn the big screw looking thing down. Go in and try the stove, it should light. Most stoves are equipped with electronic ignition. Then, turn you thermostat up til the heater turns on, you will have heat. Most heaters now have an electronic ignition.
The only thing to light, is the water heater.
Remove the small silver cover that comes off. Press the pilot switch down and light the pilot with a barbecue type lighter or long match. It will light. Keep the pilot button pressed down for about a minute while the pilot light is lit. Then let up on it and twist to on. Replace the cover, and you are good to go.
Hell with waiting, if I can do it, so can you. The police officer next door told me to go ahead and do this.
Need I say more?
Best post! Dude, you and me are on the same wavelength>

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