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dcstewart6488 03-27-2013 02:37 AM

natural gas flow
How do I check for natural gas flow

Stcrosby 03-28-2013 07:20 PM

Before or after the meter??(inside piping or from the main to your home)

From the main to your home you are probably on a UP, 15, 60 or 120 lbs. system( however all systems would actually run at less pressure)
A plumber can hook up a pressure guage after the shut off but before the regulator on you riser near your meter set.

Inside your home, a plumber can hook up a "U gauge" to determine pressure since it will be less then 16 "wc.

oh'mike 03-28-2013 08:52 PM

Moved to HVAC----A better description of your concern will get you a good answer---

how 03-28-2013 09:00 PM

Eating lots of beans always does it for me.
Give more details if you'd like a more specific answer.

techpappy 03-29-2013 07:18 PM

run just one gas fired unit at a time..while it is running then you can time the input at the gas meter with a stop watch..the meter is in cubic feet per minute so, you time it for a minute and see how many feet the dial indicates (you might have to research how to read the meter)...there is one thousand BTU's per cubic the math...will be different if you have a metric meter...again, do the math...all of this woks only if you have a gas meter of course!

ben's plumbing 03-30-2013 07:06 AM way is take off a cap and see if it flowing:eek::eek: what are you wanting to do ..ben sr

ddawg16 03-30-2013 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by how (Post 1148159)
Eating lots of beans always does it for me.
Give more details if you'd like a more specific answer.

Actually...chips and salsa does it well for me....toss in some beer and we can get some real velocity.

But if the op is talking about the gas line in his house....go to one of the gas appliances....turn off the gas using the shut off valve that should be there....remove the flex hose...momentarily turn on said shut off valve....gas should be flowing....

If said appliance does not have a local shut off valve.....stop...I would suspect there are some serious issues in this house.

yuri 03-30-2013 09:00 AM

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this should solve all your problems:yes:

ddawg16 03-30-2013 09:27 AM

Yuri...why would anyone need A/C in Winnipeg? I've been there many times.....usually freezing my a$$ winter about 4 years hurt.... is the old Palomino club doing?

yuri 03-30-2013 10:06 AM

-47 yeah but that is in Winter. actually our Summers can get very hot and somewhat humid (60-70%RH, nothing like Florida though but we suffer at those levels:yes:). We even have a full blown desert in Carberry.

Palomino is still in biz but like the Urban cowboy and dinosaur may go extinct. There was a copycat to it that failed miserably but I guess there must be enough old Urban cowboys to support it so you never know.

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