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Not hot enough!

I just bought a new Ducane natural gas grill and the thing took 45 minutes to hit 300 degrees. What's up with that?

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Take it back to the store, natural gas is supplied at 1-2 psi, so its all up to your bbq, sounds like your burner is getting no gas(not much) it should not have a reulator at the hose, this is for propane tamks only

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