Natural Gas BBQ (Piping Question)


  #1  
Old 06-11-07, 11:07 AM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
Natural Gas BBQ (Piping Question)

I have a natural gas line in my yard for a BBQ. I want to add a 2nd BBQ. Can I use a splitter on the line coming from the ground to connect both BBQ'S?
 
  #2  
Old 06-11-07, 01:55 PM
Sharp Advice's Avatar
Admin Emeritus
Join Date: Feb 1998
Location: The Shake and Bake State USA
Posts: 9,927
Upvotes: 0
Received 7 Upvotes on 6 Posts
Hello maggie2. Welcome to the Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

There are a few things that need to be considered before splitting any gas line. One of them, for this situation of two BBQ's one the same line, is the total gas BTU load for both BBQ's.

Usually, BBQ's do not have high gas volume draw loads. Unless one or both are of the larger models. In either case, the total BTU ratings for each appliance must be known.

Next item to consider is pipe diameter. Diameter is required to supply the gas volume needed. Usually, back yard natural gas lines for BBQ's are 1/2 diameter. Ok for one BBQ of any size. May be too small for two large BBQ's of the built in types or those of the larger BBQ's on cart types.

Gas pipe distance from the primary source is a major factor. Pipe distance is the total footage from the source to the end of the run. The longer the distance, the less volume and less pressure or reduced pressure that will be at the end of the run.

Several other factors may have to be considered. Weather conditions, local codes, pipe condition and present pipe location, etc.

Length of pipe run?
Diameter of pipe?

Since the question has to do with gas piping, etc. and not gas appliance repairs, I moved the question here. The professionals in this topic are the plumbing and piping experts. They can help you further.

Kindly use the reply button to post all replies, to add additional information or ask additional questions when replies are posted. Using this method moves and/or keeps the topic back up to the top of the list of questions automatically and keeps all content on the same subject within one thread.

Web Site Host, Forums Manager, Moderator Hiring and Promotions Agent, Gas Appliances Topic Moderator, Multiple Forums Moderator & Natural Gas Appliance Diagnostics Technician.
 
  #3  
Old 06-11-07, 03:27 PM
M
Member
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 2
Upvotes: 0
Received 0 Upvotes on 0 Posts
I do have a 1/2 inch line which is connected to my gas grill.What would be the BTU load that would effect the gas flow?Can I have a splitter that would have a on-off valve for each side?
 
 

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
 
Ask a Question
Question Title:
Description:
Your question will be posted in: