Converting propane grill to natural gas

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  1. Charles J P

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    Is there any cost effective way to convert a propane grill to natural gas. Our new house has a hookup on the patio, but its natural gas and we have a propane grill. I know they make NG grills, but we just got the propane one as a gift last summer.
     
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    I think all you would need to do is get a different regulator for the grill. I *think* that's all you need to do. You may not even have to do that.
    Head to Home Depot and get a flexible gas line (for ovens, etc), get the necessary adapters, and away you go!
    Here is a site:
    http://www.grillparts.com/howto/conversion.htm
     
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    Charles,
    I just did the opposite. I had a Weber NG grill and moved away and converted it to propane. I picked up the parts from Weber and it cost about $100 plus $25 for the tank. It was really easy to assemble. Check with your grill's manufacturer for parts. Usually there is info in the back of your manual. Not only is the regulator different, but the manifold is too. I wouldn't use a different manufacturer's parts on my grill unless I wanted to win a Darwin Award.[​IMG]
    P.S. If you have a Weber Grill, I still have my NG regulator and hose and manifold hookup in excellent condition. Only one season (4 months) of use. I'd sell it to you cheap.
     
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    Natural gas needs a different air/fuel ration compared with propane, so if your unit has "jets" they need changing. I have one of the Turbo units from Barbeques Galore, and they have variable venturis that allow changing from propane to natural gas by adjusting a screw.
     
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    You means you guys use grills that have gas ?? UGGG[​IMG]
    Can't beat a good charcoal cooked hunk of cow.
     
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    What would Hank Hill have to say about this...
     
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    Whut! Are you crazy! Without propane, civilazation as we know it would cease.

    Hank Hill
     

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