New Pool Build Leander, TX(Austin) - Kitchen, Firepit buildout

joshlarsen

Well-known member
Apr 27, 2021
56
Leander, TX
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
So the scoop on the gas meter.
A guy from the gas company came and said were already running a 2lb system and with a 2lb system the 250CFH meter will do about 600,000BTU. So he said the current meter will run the pool heater fine but it could be starved for gas if other appliances are calling for gas while its running. We also have 2 water heaters, 2 furnaces, a gas cook top, gas fireplace in the house, and adding a gas firepit with the pool build out. He said its a bit early to upgrade and he wanted the plumbing done for the pool heater and firepit so they could test pressure and what not before they upgrade the meter. He said just give them a call again once were done and they would come out and upgrade the meter and gas line size as needed.
 

Oswald

Well-known member
Jul 23, 2021
131
Leander, TX
Pool Size
18156
Surface
Plaster
So the scoop on the gas meter.
A guy from the gas company came and said were already running a 2lb system and with a 2lb system the 250CFH meter will do about 600,000BTU. So he said the current meter will run the pool heater fine but it could be starved for gas if other appliances are calling for gas while its running. We also have 2 water heaters, 2 furnaces, a gas cook top, gas fireplace in the house, and adding a gas firepit with the pool build out. He said its a bit early to upgrade and he wanted the plumbing done for the pool heater and firepit so they could test pressure and what not before they upgrade the meter. He said just give them a call again once were done and they would come out and upgrade the meter and gas line size as needed.
Interesting. We have pretty much the same as you then. We are also adding a fire pit along with the pool heater. If we have any trouble we will call the gas company.
 

joshlarsen

Well-known member
Apr 27, 2021
56
Leander, TX
Pool Size
15000
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Pentair Intellichlor IC-60
Not a lot of progress but our water line tile finally came in and the masons got a good start on installing the tile and did a bit more work on the retaining wall and firepit. They will be back once the plumber installs the gas line to the heater and firepit to finish the tile, firepit, and kitchen. Then onto plaster and cool deck. The Tile ended up being delayed an extra month because the vendor never actually ordered the tile and for some reason that wasn't found out till mid Nov but anyways its here and partially installed.

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TexasEd

Well-known member
Sep 11, 2020
54
Cedar Park, TX
Pool Size
18500
Surface
Plaster
Chlorine
Salt Water Generator
SWG Type
Jandy Truclear / Ei
Forgetting to order the tile or dig the gas trench are problems we had with our build too. Those are the most annoying delays because they are completely avoidable.

Your tile does look just like mine too.