Propane line with two 2nd stage regulators

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  1. Dec 1, 2010 #1

    ltlredwagon

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    I'm running gas pipe from a 500 gal. propane tank 200 feet to two small houses. One house will have a 9-21k btu heater, and a stove (4x 8k btu burners and 15k btu oven) and the other will have a 21-36k btu heater, a stove (4 @ 9k btu, 2 @ 12k btu and two 20k btu ovens), and a propane dryer (22k btu). Each house will have a 140k btu water heater. Charts I have seen show that with a 2-stage system, running 3/4 inch pipe between the first stage regulator at the tank and a second stage regulator 200 ft away is more than adequate. But what if there is a "Y" in the line and one is running gas to TWO 2nd stage regulators - one for each house? Is 3/4 inch adequate? Bob
     
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    NO DIY SHOULD EVER BE RUNNING THERE OWN GAS LINES !! Huge liabilty issues.
     
  3. Jan 10, 2011 #3

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    :agree:

    Church in Colchester, Connecticut after DIY'er Propane Gas Explosion...

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    May I hear an Amen?
     
  4. Jan 10, 2011 #4

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    Amen!
    I remember that one.:eek:

    Call in the pro, it's not worth the $$:2cents:

    Of course...even the pro's screw up once and a while.
    I think I heard the energy plant go BOOM all the way up here.
     
  5. Jan 11, 2011 #5

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    I bet you did hear that Kleen Energy Plant go off.

    I can see their stacks from my house and I had relatives on the shore, and up in Tolland County feel and hear that one....
     

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