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post #1 of 5 Old 09-16-2018, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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Natural Gas Line for portable or standby gen.

I’m thinking of getting a standby or portable generator and not sure if this gas line (see pic)in the back of my house is suitable for supply. The gas line was used by the previous owner for their barbecue. Do you think this can power a standby or portable generator?
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post #2 of 5 Old 09-16-2018, 05:19 PM
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Re: Natural Gas Line for portable or standby gen.

I don't have experience with this myself. But I'm going to guess that the answer depends on a few things, including:

- the diameter of the line
- the wattage/horsepower of the generator you want to run

Without at least those, it's probably going to be a lot harder for people to answer.

Some quick Googling brought up a number of resources about sizing natural gas supplies for generators. This is one, if it's useful:
Natural Gas Generator Pipe Size Chart
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Your totally right not enough data to make a call. I think it’s a 3/4 inch gas line. The generator would most likely be a 7500 watt running at 3/4 load. Just not sure if these barbecue lines have enough volume for any generator. Thanks!
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Re: Natural Gas Line for portable or standby gen.

My guess (and only a guess) is that if that line ran a grill of any size, the generator will be happy with it.

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Re: Natural Gas Line for portable or standby gen.

Review uscarbureation site and send them a email about the size of your gen engine.

they sell tri fuel engine kits and can answer your question.

Here is a start link.

Generator Conversion Kits to Propane and Natural Gas.
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