Thursday, 4 August 2011

The Gas Man Cometh

HTemp:  35c
Rain:       4.6cm
`-$:         44.55

When you live in the US, especially in a city, you're "on the grid."  The basics of electricity, water, sewer, gas, etc... are a given.  Here in India, we're living in a city of 8 million people, and nothing is a given.  Depending on the hour of the day, we might be part of the grid -- or not.  We'll look at water and electricity in future posts, but today let's see what's up with gas.

True, gas is delivered in a lot of places in the US.  Back in Miami we had a big propane tank that had to be filled (we were also on septic, but that's another digression on Florida development).  They don't really supersize yet in India, so the standard gas tank unit is a bright red 16.2 liter beauty.

Depending on the size of your operation, the tanks come by cartcycle or mini truck.

Then the man humps the new tank, switches it with the old tank, and a-way he goes.....

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