Originally Posted by Hawgbranch
Does the size of the line and the distance from the meter make a difference? My home has 1/2" gas lines and where I would like to hook up to my brewrig is a long way from the meter.
There are multiple heaters, a stove and an oven using this line in my home. But, they will NOT be in use while brewing.
I want to buy 3 of the 23 tip wok burners for my rig but I need to make sure I have the Natural Gas capacity before purchasing the burners.
Yes, it does. Mine is long way, as well. I bought 3 of those burners (from CPAP) that I look forward to using. Since you're NOT using the other appliances during brewing, you should have an easy time. Just do it the way OLDBREWER said using the shutoff valves before/after brewing.
What I was instructed to do (by the Regional Building Department) was kinda mentioned already on this thread: Add up all the BTUs of all the appliances in the house (esp. the furnace!) and compare that to the regulator's BTUs. I was told that I may have to stem off from outside, where the meter is, instead of stemming off from inside the crawl space. I'm new to this sort of thing, but I know I can do it all myself, then have it inspected by the RBD, so this thread will be a valuable resource for me if everyone chimes in with their experiences.