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    I am building an new house and need to figure out what size gas meter I need either 6" or 2lb. Can someone explain how to figure this? All my appliances and boiler etc need at a maximum 5-11". Do I need to account for several appliances drawing at the same time?
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    Jake

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    If you don't know the difference between the two pressures and when you need them, then you are doing something that you are not qualified to do. Two psi is a medium pressure system for very specific situations and it still has to be reduced to the standard 6" pressure when it gets to your appliance.

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    The service pressure to the house will be deteremined by the utility. The sizez of your distribution piping system will be determined bt the BTU/hr ( or CuFt./hr ) demand of the appliances connected. This calculation needs to be done by a qualified plumber, and approved by the building inspector.

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