Question about Pentair Minimax Ch 250,000 Btu Natural Gas Pool Heater Millivolt Ignition
Yes. Bottle gas is propane, which is not natural gas. The gases behave a little differently, so the burners operate a little differently. Some are easily convertible, other not, but they are most definitely not interchangeable.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
By bottle i am assuming you mean propane. yes there is a difference , natural gas is mostly methane gas (ch4) a very small molecule, propane is (c3h8) a much larger molecule. so they require different gas nozzles and cannot run a unit on the other fuel, some can be converted to run other gas. generally natural gas units are cheaper to run, but cost more for installation as a gas line has to be run to the unit and benefit of not running out of fuel. hope this helps.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
You will need more then new orifices to convert from natural gas to propane. The gas valve will also need to be replaced. Not a good idea converting heater.
Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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Merry Lynn, there will be no physical differences between Natural Gas heaters and Propane Gas heaters. Check the model number of the unit, it may have a N or P or LP printed at the end of it to distinguish which gas it uses. The plate that is attached to the heater should indicate the type of gas it uses.
DO NOT try to convert this heater to another gas.
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