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Is there any difference in bottle gas heater and natural gas heater

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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.

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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.

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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.

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