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Quick! Dumb question to make sure my house doesn't blow up...

anakalia | Oct 5, 2009 10:50 AM

Sorry, I'm very ignorant about gas stoves.

I live in a house with a really old one (the kind you have to light with matches). As I was peeling potatoes and trying to light the stovetop, somehow I ended up leaving the gas on for about 3-4 minutes. I was standing right there, smelled it, and turned it off. Opened the window in the kitchen, and in the living room.

This was about 15 minutes ago. Can I go ahead and try to light it again, or will turning my lighter on be dangerous? I have a feeling it's fine, but wanted to quick check with someone who would know...

Thanks!

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