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# House Gas Pipes - Capacities vs. Dimensions

## Carrying capacity of house gas pipes - in imperial and metric units.

Gas carrying capacities of pipe lines size 1/2" to 8" are indicated in the diagrams below.

### Gas Carrying Capacity Table - Cubic Feet per Hour (ft3/h)

House Gas Pipes - Capacities vs. Dimensions
Length of pipe (feet)
Gas Carrying Capacities in House Piping (cubic feet per hour)
Nominal Diameter of Pipes (inches)
1/23/411 1/41 1/223468
15 76 172 345 750 1220 2480 6500 13880 38700 79000
30 52 120 241 535 850 1780 4700 9700 27370 55850
45 43 99 199 435 700 1475 3900 7900 23350 45600
60 38 86 173 380 610 1290 3450 6800 19330 39500
75 . 77 155 345 545 1120 3000 6000 17310 35300
90 . 70 141 310 490 1000 2700 5500 15800 32250
105 . 65 131 285 450 920 2450 5100 14620 29850
120 . . 120 270 420 860 2300 4800 13680 27920
150 . . 109 242 380 780 2090 4350 12240 25000
180 . . 100 225 350 720 1950 4000 11160 22800
210 . . . 205 320 660 1780 3700 10330 21100
240 . . . 190 300 620 1680 3490 9600 19740
270 . . . 178 285 580 1580 3250 9000 18660
300 . . . 170 270 545 1490 3000 8500 17660
450 . . . 140 226 450 1230 2500 7000 14420
600 . . . 119 192 390 1030 2130 6000 12480

The table can be used for low pressure gas with specific gravity 0.6. The pressure drop is 0.3 inches of water for the whole length of the pipe.

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