Can a flame go out on a gas cooktop?


Old 10-20-19, 09:29 PM
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Can a flame go out on a gas cooktop?

I came up from the basement this evening and smelled gas. I went to the cooktop and found a burner was turned on, but not lit. My wife smelled nothing.

She had been boiling water for pasta and turned it down when it boiled over.

So two issues...
1) Could a bit of boiling over extinguish a flame? Seems unlikely, but I have no other explanation.
2) Could the odor of the gas have come on gradually for her, so she didn't notice it? (While it was obvious to me, entering the kitchen...)

Or should she be kept away from the kitchen? Perhaps that is her plan!
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Old 10-21-19, 05:05 AM
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Yes to question 1 and 2.
Her plan? How is her cooking?
Old 10-21-19, 05:29 AM
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You can do an experiment. Open the valve on a burner without igniting it and have your wife smell it. Maybe she can't smell gas.

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