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Old 02-06-09, 08:11 PM
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why can't you buy black pipe in long sections of 3/8 dia.
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Why can't you? I don't know. My question is why would you want to? 3/8" pipe isn't going to be able to supply anything over a distance.

Any appliance running off of natural gas I wouldn't put in a piece of 3/8 over 4 inches. That's only when I would need to connect to a gas control that size.
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Originally Posted by baumb View Post
why can't you buy black pipe in long sections of 3/8 dia.
as mentioned it would not supply enough gas. gas pipe is sized and installed for the volume needed not the pressure since most applinces operate with less than a pound of pressure but use a large volume.

more pressure does not equal more volume but with out the volume needed pressure means nothing.

think of a shower. installing smaller pipes will increase the pressure to the valve but without the volume you will have weak water pressure when you turn the valve on to take a shower

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