We are putting in a new Gas Range. I had a plumber come out and move the
pipe to the location of the new range. The old range had a 3/4 inch pipe.
After he left I noticed that the new pipe is 1/2 inch. Checking out below
the house it appears that he put in a reducer at the elbow where the pipe
turns up into the house.
When I went to the hardware store the guy in plumbing said he had never
heard of a 1/2 inch pipe to feed a range, I call to the plumber and he said
1/2 inch for such a short length would be plenty to serve the range.
I trust the guy at the hardware more than I do the flakey plumber.
Any one know if the 1/2 inch pipe is enough to supply a range which requires
65,000 BTU's ( all burners on) .
The line from the meter is 3/4 inch ( 50 foot run from the meter) and the
1/2 inch pipe is about one foot. Nothing else is feed from the line.
Thanks for any suggestions