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Trying to convert this 1980 unvented gas heater to LP gas. Having trouble finding the orifices for it. Can you help?

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An LP gas technician can take your old orifice, fill the hole, and redrill it to the correct aperture for LP gas. Usually only a couple of bucks.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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Fortunately, because natural gas is denser than LP, the LP orifices can be bored out for a conversion back to natural gas. After a lot of homework I was able to find someone with the natural gas orifices for this stove that let me take them out to measure them. For some crazy reason, Whirlpool does not have this information:
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