How do I switch from natural to lp gas? Gas nozzle is correct, but getting to much flame coming out and thru the exhaust. Guessing it is a regulator problem. Does it have to be replace or adjusted? If replaced, where do I get one? If adjusted, how?
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Re: switching from natural to lp gas
Hi, The gas jet is too large and the gas valve needs adapted for lp gas. Lp gas has more pressure so the jets are smaller. Any appliance parts store should have the kit needed to adapt the gas valve along with the jet. The valve pressure will also need to be adjusted using a cheap water column gage also available at the appliance parts store. Check with them on what the pressure needs to be in your area. If the regulator is part of the lp it should be set right. If it is part of the fryer, set up for natural gas, and there is no lp regulator, it will need to be adjusted and or replaced with an lp regulator. Gas companies are usually very helpful with such things because they are concerned about gas safety. Good luck.
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changing from natural gas to lp gas requires different jet sizes and air shroud adjustments
the information to get a professional gas fitter to do the conversion is valid as gas in is not in the domain of DIY
A n accredited gas fitter will have the correct jet sizes available, will be able to set the air shrouds correctly and adjust the gas regulator correctly to the gas flow required
Gas is more lethal than electricity with a much more destructive force .
You need parts from the manufacturer. The gas orifices are different sizes between natural gas and LP gas. If you try natural gas with an LP gas orifice, you will not get much flame. If you use LP gas with a natural gas orifice, you will burn off your eyebrows and possibly other things.
Unit goes under sure heat name also. My unit emitted unburnt gas smell the minute pilot started, and was annoying during burner operation. I discovered they built unit with primary pilot that had 2 ports. They used LP and sealed off natural gas,instead turning lp/nat knob on back activates second pilot for natural gas use. This means natural gas goes thru LP pilot orifice and burns slightly off during normal natural gas use(by design). The unused natural gas orifice has 1 air mix hole and the LP orifice has 2 air mix holes. I carefully plugged 1 of the holes in the LP orifice and suddenly pilot gas flame seated correctly on orifice port.Gone was the unburnt odor of natural gas. The typical flame in a flame appearance now was exhibited by the small pilot,secondary pilot remained consistent with manual picture. Of course, to use with LP I would have to open blocked air mix hole in addition to the other changes per manual. Hope this helps someone with similar condition.
The easy answer is yes. Unfortuantely Weber no longer sells conversion kits, even to me, and I am an authorized Weber waranty service company. The only thing you can do is try and find a competant grill company in your area who has the expertise to buy the correct orifices and then the expertixe to drill them out to the correct size for LP gas. NG orifices are to large and will give you wild, uncontrollable flames if just hook the grill up to LP. LP orifices are smaller because LP gas burns hotter.
A conversion usually consist of new burner(s)/nozzle(s)/orrifice(s) and either a new regulator/gas valve..
Some gas cook stoves or ranges come with the ability to run on either fuel and the spare nozzle or orrifice will be attached somewhere on the stove.. usually under the range top.. the gas valve may have a small lever that you simply move to the preferred fuel setting.. NAT or LP.
The appliance must have a rating plate that states it can be converted.. and if so..typically a conversion kit will be available or may have been included in the appliance package.
LP Gas runs at a higher pressure.. making a broad statement here.. converting from Natural to LP is more dangerous if the proper steps are not followed then converting from LP to Natural.. which typically just results in a weak flame.. regardless. it's still dangerous.
Many modern appliances will have a warning label stating it can only be used with a certain type of fuel. Heed the warning.
If your appliance did not ship with the alternate fuel kit or has a warning label.. do not attempt to convert it.. it will be much safer and cheaper to buy the proper appliance.
Only the portable heaters that are manufactured to be used on dual fuel (nat gas/propane) can switch from one to another. If they are made for 1 type of gas only, they are not field serviceable and cannot be converted. Douglas
It's not intended to be used with LP gas, because LP gas requires a smaller orifice than natural gas. Call your propane supplier IMMEDIATELY...DO NOT USE THIS STOVE UNTIL IT IS CONVERTED TO LP GAS (if it's even possible)...this is extremely dangerous and you could hurt yourself if you continue to use LP gas on a stove that was designed to run on natural gas.