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Old 11-30-2008, 06:56 AM   #1
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Hi,

I'm going to be running gas lines to previous electric appliances in my cabin and want to make sure I'm sizing the new main line correctly. Here's a quick sketch of my configuration - hopefully it makes sense. Each appliance noted below will branch off the main with a tee and dedicated line to feed it. Can someone help me with the proper size for the pipe sections marked as A,B,&C below?



Incoming (1") ------ 100k BTU furnace ---(A?)--- 40 gal water heater ---(B?)--- gas dryer --- (C?) --- gas range

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Old 11-30-2008, 08:45 AM   #2
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what are the distances from the main supply for each appliance?

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The range will be the furthest away. The amount of piping from the meter to the range will be 35-40'. The furnace and water heater are about 10' of piping from the main. The dryer would be about 20'.
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this is of coarse assuming the following btu values to be close to what you have in your home!
a 45000 btu water tank @ 10 feet 1/2" id iron pipe
b 30000 btu dryer @ 20 feet 1/2 id iron pipe
c 50000 btu gas range(cooktop) @40 feet 1/2 "id iron pipe
be sure to drop pipe sizes like this
1' in to 1st tee 3/4" to furnace then 3/4" to next tee 1/2" to water tank 3/4" to next tee 1/2" to dryer 1/2 to range!
remember to install a 4" nipple and cap as a sediment cup below each line in to the appliance.If you need further help let me know .Hope this makes sence!!let me know how it goes!

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