Gas piping

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Old 08-14-13, 05:33 AM
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Gas piping

Greetings,

I'm converting a 2 family apartment bldg. to 1 residence of which I currently reside in. The bdlg is a 1930s brick, with a flat roof. Heating system is steam. I'm wanting to power the two boilers that are already there, can I feed both boilers with a single residential gas line? I don't have the boiler size information available at the moment, but should point out they are sized to heat a one bedroom apartment of approximately 700 sq. feet.

I'm trying to avoid paying the monthly "service" fee of $25.00 for just having an additional account with my N.Gas company, (I know I'm cheap or more nicely put frugal)plus really don't like Laclede gas company. The piping work doesn't appear to be a major job.

Any thoughts on N.Gas psi required for firing two boilers from one residential gas feed?
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Old 08-14-13, 05:49 AM
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This should not be a problem. You need to get the BTU input of both boilers and how far from the meter they are. That would be the length of pipe needed. The psi will be the same. What you need to do is make sure the pipe is large enough to maintain the volume needed at that psi.

That $25 a month is worth saving.
 
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Old 08-14-13, 06:14 AM
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Thanks for the reply Drooplug, regarding gas pipe size; do you know if local utility cos. typically have codes regarding residential pipe sizes?
 
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You have to take into account all other gas-fired appliances, as well.

Check out: http://www.doityourself.com/forum/pl...alculator.html
 
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