Question about Grilling
I want to change my kenmore elite grill from natural gas to propane. What is the easiest way to do this?
The grill is 1167 square feet and the model number is: 141-176901
The seraial number is: SU1L000287RS0339
SOURCE: gas grill conversion
It's safe, but you need to keep in mind that propane burns hotter than natural gas, so you won't need to turn the burners up as high for the same heat. Here's an article that explains some of the differences (but doesn't really answer your question): http://bbq.about.com/od/gasgrills/a/aa030505a.htm
Bottom line -- it's safe if you don't leave it cranked up to high flame. Two-thirds flame on propane should give about the same heat as full burner on natural gas.
Of course, you could change the jets. That would compensate for all the differences between NG and propane, and you could run the grill on full high heat if you wanted to.
Posted on Oct 31, 2008
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
yesL contact your local propain provider and/or plumbing supply Co. They need to see the valve and they will let you if they can convert it or not. If not they will sell you an L.P. style valve.
Posted on Apr 25, 2009
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