## How do I know what size gas line I have?

(1) Measure the length of the pipe from the gas meter location to the most remote outlet on the system. (2) Locate that total length in the left-hand column of sizing table*, or the next longer distance where the table does not give the exact length.

What is the standard gas pipe size?

Some homes are only equipped with gas lines that are 3/4 inch (“) in diameter, as this is a standard size for supporting major appliances. Other homes may have a combination of 1-inch, 1/2-inch, and 3/4-inch gas lines.

### How do you measure a gas connector?

The easiest way is to count the thread crests over a shorter length, say 1/4″, and simply multiply it by 4. For example, if you count 3.5 thread crests over 1/4″: 3.5 x 4 = 14 threads per inch. Take this measurement and cross-reference it to your thread size in the chart below.

How many BTU can a 3/4 gas line carry?

Capacity of Pipe (BTU x 1000) at ½ psi Copper
Nominal Pipe Size COPPER (in) Pipe Length (ft.)
1/2 (5/8) 150 70
5/8 (3/4) 265 125
3/4 (7/8) 380 180

## How do I measure pipe size?

To find it, measure around the circumference of the pipe with flexible measuring tape. Divide the circumference by pi, or about 3.14159. For example, if the circumference is 12.57 inches (319 mm), you would divide by pi, and get an outside diameter of about 4 inches (100 mm).

Is gas pipe measured ID or OD?

Tubing is measured by the OUTSIDE DIAMETER (O.D.), specified in inches (e.g., 1.250) or fraction of an inch (eg. 1-1/4″). Pipe is usually measured by NOMINAL PIPE SIZE (NPS). Although it is related to the outside diameter, it is significantly different.

### Is pipe diameter inside or outside?

In short: Tube is measured by outside diameter, pipe is measured by inside diameter. There is often confusion as to which size die the customer actually needs – Pipe Size or Tubing Size. Keep in mind that pipe size refers to a nominal – not actual – inside pipe diameter. Schedule refers to the pipe’s wall thickness.

Are gas lines measured ID or OD?

## What happens if gas line is too small?

The flame usually simply goes out and the gas continues to exit at a low rate. The lines should be sized based on the demand of the appliances connected. You may get away the same way electrical wiring does though. If all the appliances are not on at the same time (load diversity) the maximum demand may never occur.