Question about Carrier Grilling
Where can I find a natural gas valve spring for a CARRIER Model 58RAV050-08 SERIAL# 2494A17585 downdraft furnace in order to convert it back to Natural gas from propane. I was a furnace technician and still have my tools and gas permit. Our town is only 2500 strong so I'm a long way from anyone who has any parts or even wants to help because of the age of the furnace. No one can find the spring or even the part number. They all want me to replace the furnace and I don't wish to because I can and have taken excellent care of it. It's just that we have just recently had Cascade install natural throughout our gated community. Please help me find the gas valve part I need to revert to NG. Thanks very much.
Posted by Anonymous on
Try national energy they are on line and sell spares for converting nat gas etc
Posted on Mar 27, 2017
Go to jenn airs web site an order a new natural gas regulator and or-faces.
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Posted on Feb 24, 2009
Most major hardware stores that sell grills have a universal conversion quick connect hose and gas line adapter fitting. That.. you can probably handle. Next you need to install a quick connect adapter from the house gas line or meter (unless one is already there for you). Otherwise you may want to call your local gas company or fireplace/grill store to send someone out. Last all LP to NG conversions require the orifices on the back of your grill's valves to be changed to larger holes. (LP has more pressure thus small holes and NG must be larger.) The trick is getting the precise numbered drill bit diameter(45-55) for your particular grill. You can look on your manufacturers web site to provide this info. Often times they can sell you a new set of orifices, predrilled, to the exact diameter for conversion. Drilling out orifices is usually cheaper and pretty easy if you know where to find the bits (internet or specialty tool store). Sometimes your local gas company or fireplace/grill shop will provide this service as well. Hope this helps, and good luck.
Posted on Mar 29, 2009
You have to install a conversion kit for it to work the way you want. The reason is because the orifice in either the valves or the main "jet" that feeds the burner tube has to be changed. Natural gas is really not as efficient as lp gas (propane) because it takes more natural gas to create the same btu output as propane.
In short, your grill will not work if you do not do the conversion. I am including a link that lists the conversion kit for your grill, you can order it there and you can download the assembly manual as well.
Here is the link: http://www.charbroil.com/Consumer/product_detail_e.aspx?ProductID=1723&CategoryID=25
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