Originally Posted By: psabados
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Lets try this
Back in 1978 the country was going through a major supply shortage of natural gas. This lead to the Natural Gas policy Act of 1978. This created all sorts of new rules and regs that I am not really familiar with, however if anyone is interested go to NaturalGas.org and look at the history.
As I recalled many cities and area's were not allowed to install new gas hook-ups at this time. Alternate heating was required (electric). However, many developers designed and built dwellings on the assumption that this would eventually change. Gas lines were run to the streets and never hooked up. Some developments were built with the whole gas loop installed but never connected off property.
As the shortages eased the connections were made. This may be the reason for what you observed on the inspection. Just my 2 cents worth Pat.
Of course this could have been a bad nightmare that I had or a flashback caused by to many disco visits in the late 70's. Does anybody else recall the shortages, OOOOhhhhhhh! Look at the lights