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 3/4 line leading to dryer / Grill addition
Author: dkolta25 (CA)

Hello, I added a 8 foot 3/4 inch pipe for my new dryer (see diagram), I realized after it probably should have been a 1/2 inch pipe? The dryer functions fine I'm just not sure how this affects other appliances, any insight would be appreciated.

Also I'm contemplating adding another gas line for an outdoor grill at a specific spot (see diagram) I wanted to know if this was possible.

Thanks so much!


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 Re: 3/4 line leading to dryer / Grill addition
Author: packy (MA)

your dryer will be fine.

as to how adding appliances will affect overall demand ?

you need to add together all the BTU's of all appliances and consult the gas company about how big your metrer is and what pressure does your gas company supply you at.

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 Re: 3/4 line leading to dryer / Grill addition
Author: dkolta25 (CA)

Thanks for the reply! The gas company replied with the pressure is .25 and the meter is relatively small. I'm currently at 170,500 BTU total. The outdoor grill would be another ~50,000. What would be the maximum BTU for the home?

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 Re: 3/4 line leading to dryer / Grill addition
Author: packy (MA)

calculating btu is not quite as simple as you think.


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 Re: 3/4 line leading to dryer / Grill addition
Author: steve (CA)

The meter itself should have a label specifying the CFH rating that it can handle, You then would need to map out and calculate the pipe sizing/lengths for each appliance.

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