I don’t run across very many homes that use propane as a fuel source, and most are smaller homes or what I would call standard size. However the home we inspected yesterday is very large, just under 10,000 ft.². and was built just last year. It consists of the main home and then another building that has has a Casita, large garages and also a full court basketball court/rec room. Oh yes and a heated pool.
Propane is used for five furnaces (three at main house and two at the second building). and then also two cool heaters.
At the propane tank there is what appears to be a 1/4 inch copper line from the tank to a regulator and then this splits off to two large lines for distribution to the home and the other(line) to the pool heaters.
M question is how in the heck is this small line supposed to supply all this fuel to the appliances. (but it does as we did run all of these)
Anyone knowledgeable about propane and distribution line size???
( I suppose later on after get this report written I probably have photos to figure the total BTU for all the appliances) But for now, the small line directly off of the tank has me perplexed as to how it can supply enough fuel?? Right now I’m not sure whether just to advise that someone investigate this for sizing or if this is the norm. As you can see in the photo, it looks like a three-quarter inch line could be used but has bushings down to what I believe is a 1/4 inch copper line. Any thoughts?