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Installing gas line for Propane - Do I need to adjust pressure or volume?

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    Installing gas line for Propane - Do I need to adjust pressure or volume?


    Last night I finally finished up installing a new gas lines for my dryer. I also installed the propane coversion kit. The house had just one gas line running from the outside to the stove when I purchased it.

    The house did not come with a stove so I purchased a really nice 5 burner stove that has two power burners, 2 normal, and 1 simmer. I installed this stove a few months ago and it seems to take forever to bring water to a boil even on the two power burners. This is not a cheap stove and spent over $2k on it.

    My electric bill on my house has been around $200 each month. That is crazy!!! I went froma $75 a month bill in my townhouse to $200. The only new items in this house compared to my townhouse is a electric hot water heater and my electric dryer. The dryer was getting old and was taking two cycles to dry clothes. With 4 adults wahing clothes all the time I decided to invest in a gas dryer. 3 of us are always a mess each day from working on bike, jeeps, or just riding dirt bikes on my track outside. So my laundry machines are always getting a workout.

    SO I went out and purchased the biggest dryer I could afford. I went with a gas unit that is supposed to be able to wash 22 pairs of jeans at once. Well last night I finished up runnign new gas lines to the dryer. I used a simpe T to branch off the stove gas line. All lines are 1/2 and I have a shut-off valve at the end of both my stove and dryer gas line branch. All the piping is 1/2" until it goes outside. That last section from the outside up to the tank about 6' is a thinner flex copper tube.

    So now the dryer is hooked up and I test out a load of laundry. It is still taking a long time for my clothes to dry. Maybe two cycle. The washing machine is new and the clothes are not dripping wet when they come out of the washer.

    Well since the stove takes forever to boil water and the dryer is taking two cycles I am thinking there is not enough pressure or volume and the burners are not runnign at full power. Have any ideas on how to check this out or some trouble shooting tips?

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    Installing gas line for Propane - Do I need to adjust pressure or volume?

    You said you installed the PROPANE kits?

    Propane is not as hot as a flame as natural gas.

    Some times it pays to hire a proffesional!!

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    Installing gas line for Propane - Do I need to adjust pressure or volume?

    I should be working an install in about 8 hours that will have some fitters I can ask. Will see what I can dig up for ya.

    Did the inspector have any thoughts on the issue?


    ..you sure its propane?


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    Originally posted by rmbbikes
    You said you installed the PROPANE kits?

    Propane is not as hot as a flame as natural gas.

    Some times it pays to hire a proffesional!!

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