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The reasom gas lines are deceased is to adjust to the input value of the appliance
The in coming line is usually 1" then if your appliance in house are 1/2 so instead of doing it right before the appliance the lower to the gas flow reduces and doest try to give and hard push to close to the aplliance
more a safety precaution.
what about the meter ?
it adjust with increase or decrease to adapt to the applaince
The meter is taking in 1" correct
It should come in at the flow of 1"
well, 1" or 1` 1/4" not sure
So you have the amount of gas flow actually need for either appliance if your doing it your self make sure you turn of you main value vour gas. The attach you new pipe and after you have to completely attach you soap water on joint to check for leaks it will bubble on the joints if there is
if there is a leak it will bubblw
reduce the pipe as need this is not something unusal
Also you can buy a in expensive gas leak detector to double check your work. Where you more concern about the decrease in increase of the pipes? That very normal
I am trying to figure if I have enough gas flow based on the 250 meter? Or do I need to upgrade? The generator specs are 100,000 btus/hour requiring a 3/4 line (bc it will attach in the other side of house opposite side of meter). Somewhere on the inside I will been to tee off to a 3/4 line
You have enough
BTU is British Thermal Units. Actually just mean the heating elements it has nothing to do with the gas input. If you use the right inlet you should be fine. It will take a moment to get to the unit at first put once supplied should be fine. Are you running a direct line. Or are you splitting of from another line
Can u explain? I have added up all my gas appliances for a total of 288,000 + 100,000 for generator, total 388,000
Because all you united will not be on all at once. And the supply coming in when full will supply adequate gas to the appliance needed
does this help ...my WC is between 4-8, and I have 60lbs of pressure in my area
could help alot
are you running a separate line completely?
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On the backside of my house my is where my dryer is with a 1/2 gas line. Original plan was just to tee of my dryer for the temp gas generator line. However, I was told that the 1/2 line would not be adequate, and that I would need a 3/4 bc of the distance. So, I was gonna run tee off the 3/4, and a 30ft CSST line? Sound good? Need to send u a pix, how?
What is this going off of Being a generator and taking a large volume of gas I would limit what you have going off of it. How hard is it to have it on line?
Csst is what you should go off of
CSST is much less expensive to install
You would be working directly with you gas source. Yes I would use it. But make sure like I said that the gas is turned off. and use was gas is in the line then do you new piping. When you are done leave all exposed open after attached open up the line and check for all joint leaks if your good close it up and your good to go. As a inspector I have gas testing meter. But you can buy them pretty cheap. But soap water works well because it will bubble up. You should be fine once you have it complete
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ok, so where do u think i should put the 3/4 tee to the 30 ft of CSST? see pix
let me look hold on
OK and what size is the inlet for the generator inlet
i think 3/4, but not sure, checking manual
yes, 3/4 FNPT fuel inlet (this is generator conversion kit from USCARB.com)
The decrease to an appliance would be decreased to support what the appliance needs. The real question it what line should you branch off of for your generator. As I look at it I would go off the main if the was not to many separate outlet already on that line preferable it would have a direct feed. if that is not to hard on you. that on attachment and direct to generator. The one that is going up what does that supply?
well the one going up is to me a mystery.....the supply is coming down reduced into 1/2, then at the bottom goes into 3/4 then up to the boiler and hot water heater. If I go off that, and tee into the 3/4, will I only be getting the 1/2 since it prveiously runs thrru a 1/2?
But you can go above the on the 3/4
the one coming down
Make a joint there
Then your not reducing the incoming
The one going up should be you stove is it is gas, and It to your house. And if you look it can reduce up or down
The gas coming into the rest going down there all not going to be on at the exact time. And if they are then your meter will just run fast it goes by demand
I personal depending on what your using the generator for? will it be on all the time?
The pressure will remain the same. Decreasing it and increasing it all depends on demand
ok, so here?
above your sign or on the up take on the other side there both 3/4
either of the 3/4 pipe just because it reduces still comes in by demand
if you plan on using it 24/7 take it from the incoming. and it you are using it on demand take it from the one going up which feeds the house
when you are shutting it off have you stove burner on so it burns off and of the gas that came in and when it dies down you will know your line is somewhat cleared. Before you start your work
either 3/4 pipe will work it is the demand
put a turn off value above it.
ok, so from the 3/4 supply coming down right after the donward elbow, put a shutoff, install the tee (with additional shutoff to the 30ft CSST line), then 1 or 2 inch pipe into the existing tee(that supplys the stove/dishwaher/dryer)?
You gas comes in on demand
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