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Gas Service Sizing

Posted by jplayland (My Page) on
Thu, Aug 23, 12 at 12:22

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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RE: Gas Service Sizing

Whomever is installing the line should be sizing it.


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RE: Gas Service Sizing

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.


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RE: Gas Service Sizing

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.


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