|Posted by Vince on April 02, 2004 at 08:40:35:|
|In response to Re: gas pipe sizes for several applicances|
No, for several reasons.
I will be civil in my response.
Plumbing gas is not plumbing water. I will not go into details about how this can turn out real bad or your insurance coverage can be canceled because home owner policies does not cover non-licensed gas work anymore. You already know all this because we are in the planning stage....
A gas line is sized on type of gas, appliance BTU demand, and length of run. There are formulas for figuring this, but charts have been developed to make this far easier for the average licensed plumber. Fittings are also taken into account, but that is only in the fine print of the code, so we will not worry about that.
As you know, you need a plan showing each developed run along with the BTU loading so you can receive your permit. On this plan, you also show the pipe sizing so the inspector can sign off on the work.
Now this being said, you now know what sizes to place in your home.
Let us know when you are ready to pressure test these lines and we can walk you through it.
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