Originally Posted by thekctermite
Excellent logic, and a very good explanation.
From the table for a little reassurance...
1" pipe running 60' = maximum 260,000btu/h (a little undersized for your total future load)
1-1/4" pipe running 60' = maximum 530,000btu/h (more than adequate)
Thank you very much for the confirmation on this. So with the 1-1/4 inch pipe, It sounds like I could even add a Tank less water heater at some point if I wanted to. (I've seen them up to 199,000 BTU)..
I am wondering if you know where I can get 1-1/4 inch black Iron and fittings? I checked with the big box stores and they do not carry 1-1/4 black iron pipe nor the fittings. I am checking with some plumbing supply houses to see if there is someone that will sell me a few pieces of pipe retail.
With my Gas Meter, Should I check with the gas company and see if there is an upgraded meter that should be installed at all? or is my current meter adequate for my current and future needs? Would my current meter support the full 530,000BTU/h with 1-1/4"? So whats the limit to the amount of gas the 1 inch (gas co side) can supply? I take it that gas is much different than water where a 1 inch line can only even put out something like 14 GPM @ 60psi. (I assume it is different because water is the same pressure coming into the meter and it is going out into your home, and gas is some higher PSI coming in and it is 1/2 psi going out into your home?