Is there a kit to change from propane to natural gas for a Daton model # 3e239e unit heater. I have talked to Graingers and they don't know and they say the unit has been discontinued. If there is can you...
Bill, the model number is good, but won't get anybody the part number of the gas valve.
Basically, there are 2 issues to address, the pilot orifice size and the pressure regulator.
Get the numbers off of the gas valve (OEM numbers, brand) (likely White-Rogers or Honeywell), and search via manufacturer for conversion kit. (Generally a spring and a pilot orifice).
Should you locate a kit, be prepared to have someone properly adjust the manifold pressure once installed.
Also, as the make things cheaper, sometimes they are built for one fuel or the other and sealed. You may end up buying a new gas valve.
Being raised in a propane plant, I recall their skill-set far superior to general HVAC guys (like myself) in this arena. As propane conversions are a part of everyday life for them (temporarily making a furnace run on propane during construction and switching over once the gas line is hooked up), they are probably a good starting point!
Dec 03, 2010 |
Dayton (3E379) Heater