Gas Service Sizing

jplaylandAugust 23, 2012

I'm adding gas service to my home.

Uses:

Next year, building a large multi-burner gas grill. 100k BTU

Furnace: 80k BTU

Kitchen Cooktop: 150k BTU (realistically never going to have all 6 burners and the grill/griddle surface on, but that is the rating)

Dryer: Can't find a BTU rating for it, standard gas dryer

Future, Water Heater (currently electric) 50k btu

Service line is at 2PSI. What size do I need to safely pull 500k BTU of gas? I'm thinking since the cost is no different, I would be better off going larger if it's even remotely close to a borderline.

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brickeyee

Whomever is installing the line should be sizing it.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 3:56PM
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mike_home

You should discuss this with the gas company. They have to ensure they are supplying enough gas to your house up to the meter. I would think you need at least a one inch gas line coming into the house.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2012 at 5:37PM
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CJ Mechanical of North jersey llc.

You need to layout exact location and how many ft. go to engineering tool box and start desiging from meter on each appliance. In jersey i have to provide a layout to the township with total btu as well as the gas co.
If you go the gas co. with no experiance. they wont help do to liability.

    Bookmark   September 5, 2012 at 5:04PM
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