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Old 10-21-2019, 02:20 PM   #1
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Converting appliances to propane?

Converting natural gas appliances, like cooktops, over to propane. A kit from the OEM would probably be the best way to go, but not always available. Is it something that can be done to most natural gas appliances, even with some homebrewed hardware or simply changing an orfice?
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Converting natural gas appliances, like cooktops, over to propane. A kit from the OEM would probably be the best way to go, but not always available. Is it something that can be done to most natural gas appliances, even with some homebrewed hardware or simply changing an orfice?
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Usually just an orifice change and doubling the pressure for propane.
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If a kit is not available with the correct orifice, then you would need to know what size orifice to use. So yes if you can find that info, and buy the correct orifice(s) you can do it without the kit. Also change regulater to a propane one.
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You can usually find the installer/owner manual for the stove you're considering online. It will tell you what's needed to convert NG to LP.

Often the needed jets come with the stove and will be screwed into a panel on the back of the stove. The manual will show you were the jet kit is located for your model.
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Thanks everybody for all the helpful replies. I am seeing lot of craigslist and Facebook Marketplace ads for good looking nat gas appliances in my area. I am looking forward to getting something classy for not much money and converting it over to propane.

Will a small tank of propane like you would use for a barbecue provide enough gas pressure and volume? Any problems getting it to its gaseous state in winter temperatures like we experience here in the upper Midwest ?
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Thanks everybody for all the helpful replies. I am seeing lot of craigslist and Facebook Marketplace ads for good looking nat gas appliances in my area. I am looking forward to getting something classy for not much money and converting it over to propane.

Will a small tank of propane like you would use for a barbecue provide enough gas pressure and volume? Any problems getting it to its gaseous state in winter temperatures like we experience here in the upper Midwest ?
I was driving my 'on propane' truck in -40 weather and as long as I plugged in the block heater over night, I had no problems
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