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How do I choose and install regulators when installing 2psi natural gas lines?

When installing natural gas, I was under the impression that the appliances would hook directly to the gas lines at 2psi but the inspector said that they are rated in water columns – here is the tag from my dryer: Converting w.c. to psi shows that 4 w.c. is around 0.144 psi and 10.5 w.c. is around .379 psi so I suppose the appliance is not supposed to take 2psi directly or 55 w.c. – but I have never heard of putting regulators at all the appliance connections and the inspector did say it is a new thing. I searched and it seems like this is the best regulator for the job, if I do in fact need one: MAXITROL 1/2″ IPS NATURAL GAS REGULATOR MODEL325-3L I believe the “L” model is the vent-limiting model that can be used indoors and it has some blue paint to show the difference. Specifications are as follows: Here is how I’m thinking about hooking it all up:

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How To Determine Flow Rate of a Gas Dryer

If you are installing natural gas lines you will need to determine the flow rate of certain appliances, like Gas Dryers. The line size of the natural gas pipe (or propane / LP piping) needs to be big enough, larger with distance, to allow for the specified flow rate from the manufacturer.

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