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Egyptian gas.

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Answered the front door yesterday to see an Egyptian man standing there drawing a house on a sheet of paper. ''Egyptian gas'' He shouts, ''Andrews liver salts'' replies I. ''Yes I know, I need to see your kitchen.'' Apparently they are coming round Karnak, checking ownership names and placing a little sticker on your flat door. Don't know what its for or the point as you can't see it from outside. This afternoon I arrived home to see my nice marble facade spray painted with blue letters in Arabic. Inquiries informed me that this showed the entry point of the gas pipe, straight through the middle of my front bedroom. Should be an interesting year. :D


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Knowing how inept Egyptian workmen are it'll probably pipe in sea water straight to your bed - their idea of a water mattress.

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No, the inept one is the one who cannot communicate with the gas man well enough to engage in a simple conversation to understand what is going on. I'm so sick and tired of hearing people trash Egyptians when said people are themselves functionally incapable of taking care of simple day to day matters like this themselves. If you can't even take care of yourself you are in no position whatsoever to judge the competency or actions of others.

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A natural gas supply to Luxor would be a boom, but I believe the costs to each household is above what many can afford.

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Major Thom wrote:A natural gas supply to Luxor would be a boom, but I believe the costs to each household is above what many can afford.
With respect MT I hope it will not be a boom! :o
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Mad Dilys wrote:
Major Thom wrote:A natural gas supply to Luxor would be a boom, but I believe the costs to each household is above what many can afford.
With respect MT I hope it will not be a boom! :o
I seem to recall in the UK that when North Sea gas was introduced in the 1960/70's 'ish' ( some kind of swap over from one kind of piped gas to another) many people really did find it a boom! However, after some tweaking it then became a boon.

(Boon - Odd word now I've come to use it in writing. I obviously don't use it verbally much because it feels really unnatural to write it.)
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Major Thom wrote:A natural gas supply to Luxor would be a boom, but I believe the costs to each household is above what many can afford.
Don't be daft - they'll just illegally tap into it and get free gas.

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similar to how they tap into the electric lines, is that what you mean? :lol:

No not boon, but literally BOOM! :lol:

i think if I remember right when the change over in the UK came along, a lot of appliances were geared up for the old coal gas, and needed to be converted to natural gas. There was a big advertising campaign about this in the media. there was even call for an additive to be put in the gas so people could smell leaks due to methane being colourless and odourless. I remember my parents talking about how fierce the new gas supply was and that it only took half the time to boil water in the whistling kettle. :lol:

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<< ECHO >> :roll:
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Glyphdoctor wrote:No, the inept one is the one who cannot communicate with the gas man well enough to engage in a simple conversation to understand what is going on. I'm so sick and tired of hearing people trash Egyptians when said people are themselves functionally incapable of taking care of simple day to day matters like this themselves. If you can't even take care of yourself you are in no position whatsoever to judge the competency or actions of others.

Don't you worry your little stem cell about me, I'm more than capable of looking after myself, been here nearly ten years without too much of a hitch. This is just another situation that I injected a bit of humor into a conversation. I really do hope that you don't talk down to your other half as easily as you find doing so to us.

Anyway, more information to those that are interested. The installation will be available in about nine months. The cost per dwelling will be 1,000Le. This covers the cost of the meter and what have you. It is predicted that a monthly payment will average out about 7/9Le. How they can produce this figure without a volume of use reading must be an Egyptian technique of some sort. You can opt out, staying with the canister gas, which I will be doing then I do not have the need to waste my time attempting to get the Egyptian Arabic only speaking meter man to explain why my bill is 1,000Le for the month. [I was certain that we had an 'up yours' smilie]
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It is a known fact that is the average use of natural gas. You will use slightly more if you use it for water heating as well as stove but since those are the only two things that it can be used for normally it does not fluctuate that much from household to household. We got a bill of about 20LE two months ago but that was because my oven door was falling off at the time and leaking lots of hot air while I was also cooking a lot and I hadn't replaced the stove yet.

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Can't help it...every time I see the title of this thread I also see a picture that was posted by a member elsewhere.

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Dusak wrote: I was certain that we had an 'up yours' smilie
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We have a more gassy one:


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We are all too familiar on here with the problem of the constant leaking of hot air. :lol:
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GD it's called 'lost in translation' half the time it's deliberate misunderstanding.
My mate wanted 20le just now for 240 brass rope hooks for a tent I'm constructing, 20le 'go figure'… :cool:
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I am not certain if this is correct, but I do remember being told there was a natural gas supply that stopped somewhere near Gourna on the West Bank, that came from the Red Sea Area.

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