gas pipe size

I will run a natural gas supply line from the meter to a 3 burner nat gas barbecue unit, the distance is 25'. Should I run 3/4 or would 1/2" be adequate? Best, Seamus J. Wilson
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1/2" can handle at least 40,000 Btu If you are up about 70,000 or so, use 3/4"
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wrote:

Water is under a *lot* more pressure. Gas is typically supplied at a pressure of about 6" WC, which is somewhere around 0.2 psi. It's not unusual for the pressure in a city water supply to be four or five hundred times that. Even a low-pressure well system is at 100x the pressure of a typical gas supply.
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Seamus J. Wilson wrote:

1/2 will be more than adequate.
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I'd run the 3/4. You only do the job once, and only pay for the materials once. But, someday you may want another appliance out thataway.
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My big 4 burner BBQ is supplied by a 3/8" ID flexible rubber hose. It works fine
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Rudy wrote:

Is that a 25' hose?
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wrote:

I don't think I'm allowed to tap at the meter. I can come out the wall from the kitchen with a gas line an run it 25' to the patio. It would be 3/4.
Ask the utility company?
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What btu are burners total, Mine was 15000x3 plus a side burner of 10000 for 55000 total. Many are smaller, some are more. There are charts for pipe size, length, and btus that are easy to look up. If its 3- 10000 btu burners 1/2 might do fine.
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