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Old October 5th, 2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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I'm planning on putting 220 and a old natural gas furnace in my garage.
It's about 75 feet away from the house.
Planning on trenching 24 inches deep to bury electrical pvc, then backfilling 12 inches then the gas line and marker tape.

My only question is what kind of gas line, and what size.
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Natural Gas flow is given in thousands of BTU/hr. - One cubic foot of LP gas = 1000 BTU
Nominal pressure at the burner for Natural Gas is 3.5" of water column. (Typical machine supply 5"-7")
Pipe length must include additional length for all fittings. Add approximately 5 feet of pipe per fitting
Natural Gas Example: A machine with a burner that requires 440,000 BTU would need a 1 -1/4" pipe for
a 20' long run.



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Might want to go a little deeper than 24 inches. The frost line depth for most of Michigan is 42 inches.
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Might want to go a little deeper than 24 inches. The frost line depth for most of Michigan is 42 inches.
Do electrical wires go bad if they freeze?
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Might want to go a little deeper than 24 inches. The frost line depth for most of Michigan is 42 inches.
For water, yeah. For gas/electric, no. 12-24 is waaay deep enough, especially if you don't drive on it.
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For water, yeah. For gas/electric, no. 12-24 is waaay deep enough, especially if you don't drive on it.
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I had seen plastic coated stainless at homedepo but I thought it said to run it thru grey pvc if in ground.

Consumers can make one with risers but not sure on price, vs. Plumbing supply house
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The risers and pipe can be bought at Vic bond right here in town. Its like 50 bucks a riser and I can't remember on price of pipe. Easy to assemble
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