Can my gas line support my added appliances?

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Old 12-08-15, 06:09 AM
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Can my gas line support my added appliances?

I have natural gas that enters the house and goes about 20' to a 65,000 btu wall heater. It then turns 90 degrees and travels another 20' to my gas water heater. I would like to tap in to the gas line near the water heater to add a dryer and range stub out. It is 3/4" steel line. Not sure if 3 appliances that close to each other at the end of the run is ok. thanks!
 
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Old 12-08-15, 06:28 AM
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I can't give you the calculations, others here can.
From experience though of seeing the installations and performing minor extensions to gas lines, this is a no go.
Any new lines must be ran from the meter. Even then, you will need advice on size of meter, size of new pipe and so forth. A permit will be required.
 
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Old 12-08-15, 10:40 AM
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I would think you couldn't keep tapping off the same line like that; I have a manifold from which each appliance receives their individual line.
 
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Any new lines must be ran from the meter
I should clarify that. "Any additional lines"
Some homes will have a manifold, others might only require a tee.
 
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Old 12-08-15, 02:57 PM
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Its a calculation. We would need the size of all piping you have now and lengths. Also what does the plate say on your gas meter?

Also BTU of all appliances...

Give us that info and we can guide you further. But off the top of my head unless you had a 2 psi gas meter its probably a no go..

Draw us something like this...

 
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