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Viking range hello, need help converting a gas range to propane. the manual clearly shows the burners.but not the location of the oven orvice that needs to be changed. or how to get to the regulator to switch it. thanks

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On the back of each one of the gas valves including the one in the oven there should be an orfice which you can put a 1/2 inch wrench on and turn all the way in until its snug and also flip the cap over on the gas regulator so it shows "LP" this will convert the range to propane let me know how you make out and BE VERY CAREFUL

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