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NOTES:
Never exceed specified pressures for testing. Higher pressure
may damage the gas control valve and cause subsequent
overfiring, resulting in heat exchanger failure.
Disconnect this unit and the shutoff valve from the gas supply
piping system before pressure testing the supply piping
system with pressures in excess of ¹⁄₂ psig (3.48 kPa).
This unit must be isolated from the gas supply system by
closing its manual shutoff valve before pressure testing of gas
supply piping system with test pressures equal to or less than
¹⁄₂ psig (3.48 kPa).

Propane Gas Tanks and Piping

WARNING
If the gas furnace is installed in a basement, and
excavated area or a confined space, it is strongly
recommended to contact a propane supplier to install a
gas detecting warning device in case of a gas leak.
Since propane gas is heavier than air, any leaking can
settle in low areas or confined spaces.
Propane gas odorant may fade, making the gas
undetectable except with a warning device.
A gas detecting warning system is the only reliable way to detect
a propane gas leak. Rust can reduce the level of odorant in
propane gas. Do not rely on your sense of smell. Contact a local
propane gas supplier about installing a gas detecting warning
system.
All propane gas equipment must conform to the safety standards
of the National Board of Fire Underwriters, NBFU Manual 58.
For satisfactory operation, propane gas pressure must be 10.0"
W.C. at the furnace manifold with all gas appliances in operation.
Sizing Between 1
st
and 2
nd
Maximum propane capacities listed are based on 2 psig pressure drop at 10 psig setting. Capacities in 1,000 Btu/h.
Propane Gas Piping Chart I
Pipe or Tubing Length—ft (m) ³⁄₈"
10 (3)
20 (6.1)
30 (9.2)
40 (12.2)
50 (15.2)
60 (18.3)
80 (24.4)
100 (30.5)
125 (38.1)
150 (45.7)
175 (53.3)
200 (61)
To convert to capacities at 15 psig settings—multiply by 1.13. To convert to capacities at 5 psig settings—multiply by 0.879.
Placeholder
Stage Regulator*
Tubing Size, O.D. Type L
¹⁄₂"
730
1,700
500
1,100
400
920
370
850
330
770
300
700
260
610
220
540
200
490
190
430
170
400
160
380
Maintaining proper gas pressure depends on 3 main factors:
Vaporization rate, depending on temperature of the liquid and
"wetted surface" area of the container or containers.
Proper pressure regulation. 2-stage regulation is
recommended for both cost and efficiency.
Pressure drop in the lines between the regulators, and
nd
between 2
stage regulator and the appliance. Pipe size will
depend on the length of the pipe run and the total load of all
appliances.
Complete information regarding tank sizing for vaporization,
recommended regulator settings, and pipe sizing is available
from most regulator manufacturers and propane gas suppliers.
Since propane gas will quickly dissolve white lead and most
standard commercial compounds, special pipe dope must be
used. Shellac-based compounds resistant to the actions of
liquefied petroleum gases, such as Gasolac
or John Crane
®
are satisfactory.
Refer to "Propane Gas Installation—Typical" for typical propane
gas installations and piping.
Propane Gas Installation—Typical
A
A. 1
st
stage regulator
B. 5 to 15 psig (20 psig maximum)
C. 200 psig maximum
⁵⁄₈"
³⁄₄"
3,200
5,300
2,200
3,700
2,000
2,900
1,700
2,700
1,500
2,400
1,300
2,200
1,200
1,900
1,000
1,700
900
1,400
830
1,300
780
1,200
730
1,100
®
, Stalactic
B
D
C
D. 2
nd
stage regulator
E. Continuous 10.0" W.C.
Nominal Pipe Size
Schedule 40
⁷⁄₈"
¹⁄₂"
8,300
3,200
5,800
2,200
4,700
1,800
4,100
1,600
3,700
1,500
3,300
1,300
2,900
1,200
2,600
1,000
2,300
900
2,100
830
1,900
770
1,800
720
®
®
, Clyde's
E
³⁄₄"
7,500
4,200
4,000
3,700
3,400
3,100
2,600
2,300
2,100
1,900
1,700
1,500
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