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Old 05-13-2018, 11:20 PM   #1
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I bought an old stove now what

So I bought an old 40s gas stove because is sooooo cool looking. I'm not a fan of the look of square stainless or black new ones.

I read I have to change the oraffice, this one has no regulator I'd have to change the oraffice on each burner and the oven. The question is can I just put a grill style propane regulator on the line in to drop the pressure? Also it has a pilot, but there is an adjustment on that so an easy place to delete it and go old school match light or ad a pizio starter.

Also I'd love to have an old fridge that kinda matches but they are very inefficient. I've been thinking I could get an old non working one and add the guys of a new high efficiency unit. Mostly by cutting the back out of the old one and new one and sealing the back of new one to the old unit and upping the insulation.

Some smart folks here so I figured if I'm way off someone here would know. Or if there is a better to reach the end goal I'd appreciate hearing it!

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Old 05-14-2018, 08:43 AM   #2
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First off, don't guess with gas. Get it done right and get pro advice on installation. You will blow yourself up with just one mistake.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:06 AM   #3
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Ive tested filled and delivered propane, I fully intend to do this outside and test. I'm good on the proane safety I just know very little about natural gas and converting a stove.

I do know I could take it to the local propane dealer and have it done. It's not a price thing, it's cheap. I just want to do do it myself.

Propane is alot less dangerous than people seem to think. Yes it can kill you, but with relatively simple safety precautions it's very safe. It's super hard to "blow up". It takes a fairly specific fuel air ratio to explode. I'm concerned about getting to big or not big enough cooking flame. Or having more pressure than the simple burner control valves can shut off.
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Oh yeah, don't try this at home!
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You need to properly convert the stove with the orifices. My stove had adjustable ones, so the conversion was easy. When experimenting, I hooked propane to the stove and only switched the regulator. This did not work and the orifices had to be adjusted so I had a nice, blue flame.
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Old 05-14-2018, 09:12 AM   #6
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You need to properly convert the stove with the orifices. My stove had adjustable ones, so the conversion was easy. When experimenting, I hooked propane to the stove and only switched the regulator. This did not work and the orifices had to be adjusted so I had a nice, blue flame.
Thanks, just what I was looking for.

Now to find oraffices for a 1941 roper stove
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Old 05-14-2018, 10:20 AM   #7
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post a pic of this COOL looking stove. very interested!
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Hold my beer.
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Old 05-14-2018, 12:43 PM   #9
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post a pic of this COOL looking stove. very interested!
Gotta work today and it's still loaded in the van. I'll get it out and get pics up as soon as I buy a regulator. I'll post picks of converting it too
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