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Coverted Propane Grill To Natural Gas (Read 1271 times)
Aug 1st, 2011 at 8:00am
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Well, I finally got around to converting my gas (propane) grill to natural gas. I've been saying I was gonna do it the last 4 or 5 times I ran out of propane and if I had known how easy it was, I would have done it the day I brought it home. I have a bricked in smokehouse that came with the house I bought last year so I already had the extra gas line. All I had to do was move the grill to that side of the house and make a pad out of old bricks to set it on and run the gas line to it and that's it. At first, it would only run the 1st burner and I found out that natural gas had much less pressure than the propane so I removed the 4 orifaces and drilled them out to increase the flow and that was it. I also fixed the igniter that came loose. Wish I would have taken some photo's but if anyone has questions, I'd be happy to take it apart and shoot some. Cooked steaks last night and they turned out great. I was going thru a tank every 2 months and the gas should be much cheaper. These days, every bit helps.

Charlie
 
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Reply #1 - Aug 1st, 2011 at 9:35am

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I've got a chart on how big to drill the holes somewhere. I'll look for it. I've got to do it with my grill...it's very big Weber & burns through the propane  (9 burners)
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Reply #2 - Aug 1st, 2011 at 10:08am
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I just used the smallest drill bit I had and it seems fine. Lucked out really. on low it's enough to keep the coals warm and doesn't blow out and high seems like it's fine too. The orifices or jets it has are cone shaped and the bit I used was almost the size of their ID and I couldn't have gone much bigger it that's what it would have needed. I was going to use a thicker supply line but the 1/8 that I had seems ok. However, I just have 4 burners so if you have more, you may wwant to go to the next size up.

Charlie
 
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