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Gas line & BTUs

Discussion in 'Garage / Workshop' started by Evil Monkey, Feb 9, 2013.

  1. Feb 9, 2013 at 8:10 AM
    Evil Monkey

    Evil Monkey [OP] There's an evil monkey in my truck

    Aug 8, 2007
    First Name:
    Escondido, CA
    07 4x4 DC SR5 TRD Off-road
    Weathertech front & rear mats, rear suspension TSB, Toytec AAL for TSB, Hi-Lift Jack, Bilstein 5100 & Toytec Adjustable coilovers, Built Right UCAs, KMC XD 795 Hoss Wheels, Definity Dakota MTs 285/75R16, Leer XR, Thule Tracker II & Thule MOAB basket
    My wife and I are planning to pipe our house for natural gas. The gas company wants to know how many BTUs our appliances use. Currently we have no gas appliances but plan on upgrading to gas when the current ones need replacing. I've heard you need to estimate high so that the gas company doesn't give you a line that's too small for future upgrades.

    I went around to various high-end appliance sites and came up with a figure of around 250,000 BTUs. Does that sound right?

    Here are my estimates:
    Viking Stove 90,000 BTUs for 6 15,000 BTU burners, plus 40,000 BTUs for the ovens
    Furnace for 2650 square feet in SoCal: 24,000 BTUs
    Dryer: 24,000 BTUs
    Water Heater: 70,000 BTUs for a 75 gallon
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