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How to convert from lp to ng

I have a ducane 30400042 grill that I got from home depot. Called ducane for a conversion kit but they don't make one. Any know how I can convert it from a LP grill to Natural gas.

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  • jmduarte May 18, 2009

    I almost bought a Ducane last night and the guy tells me I can't convert from LP to Gas or viceversa. He lost the sale and I'm still grillless.

  • Anonymous Mar 15, 2014

    convert silver b grill from lp gas to natural

  • Anonymous Mar 16, 2014

    I have a Holland grill that was originally natural gas. I had it converted to LP but it takes FOREVER to **** anything. I have checked the little holes on the burner, all open and functioning well.

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    do I use pipe dope or tape or anything on these fittings

  • Anonymous Mar 24, 2014

    I need the natural gas conversion kit for my grill. Please help?

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Our natural gas hot water tank & furnace with Air Handler (no AC) leaks after cleaning evaporation coil. Pan under coil overflows & can't tell if there is a drain somewhere that is clogged, but no visible leak in coil or plumbing. What could it be?

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According to the dealer, you are supposed to change the valves when converting. They do sell NG and LP valves but I don't know what is different.

I want to convert my Ducane to NG and trying to decide if I should just buy another grill.

Posted on May 20, 2008

Yes,
I converted a Sam's Club Members Mark grille last year and just did some research on the internet and found a numbered drill size chart that gave me the correct drill size to use on each burner(side,main and rear)for the proper BTU supply for the size or BTU rating for your burner. I drilled them, All has worked well! I know Ducane will tell you not to do that, but I think it is a legal issue. If you have a problem, they don't to get a letter from your lawyer.

Posted on May 13, 2008

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