convert a propane gas grill to a natural gas grill
Convert Propane Gas Grill To Natural Gas
For Any Gas Grill
Convert a propane gas grill to natural gas for any gas grill is definitely worth the time and cost. Gas grilling is a great hobby. It is so easy and convenient to go outside to your grill - take off the grill cover and pronto - the grill is ignited. No leftover charcoal ashes to clean up first. No need to find a bag of charcoal, No need to empty the charcoal briquettes into the grill and light.
However, most gas grills sold today are equipped to use bottled propane gas that comes in a refillable container. Thus, in order to ensure that you will not run out of propane gas while you are cooking, you must have a spare container of propane gas. If the first container should happen to run low while you are cooking, you can quickly replace the empty container with the full one and continue the cooking process. Murphy's law holds while grilling - expect the propane container to empty while you are in the middle of cooking those great ribs. Panic! And it will happen.
How do you eliminate this problem? Convert your propane gas grill to natural gas and have a continuous flow and endless supply of natural gas. What is the difference? What must I do? Why won't my grill work on natural gas? We will now answer all of those questions and explain how to convert a propane gas grill to natural gas. But before you convert a propane gas grill to natural gas, you will need to have a accessible source of natural gas for your gas grill with a quick disconnect connector.
First, what is the difference? Propane gas is stored in a container under much pressure. Therefore the orifices that control the gas flow in your grill have a smaller opening. The smaller orifice allows the proper flow of natural gas to escape to the burner and ignite. If you connect a gas grill fitted with propane orifices to a natural gas supply, the pressure in the natural gas line is much lower and an insufficient quantity of natural gas would escape the orifice. Not enough to ignite properly. There needs to be an larger orifice for sufficient natural gas to escape to the burner to ignite properly.
Most gas grill manufacturers will offer a natural gas orifice for your model grill. Contact your local distributor - he will be able to order new natural gas orifices for you if he does not have them in stock.
The difficulty of changing from propane gas orifices to natural gas orifices depends upon your grill. Some gas grills have easier access to the orifices than others. Usually detailed directions will be provided with the new natural gas orifices.
After the natural gas orifices are installed but before you reassemble the rest of the grill, you will want to test all of your connections for any leaks. To do this test, do not light any burners. Make sure all of the burner orifices are closed or in the shut off position. Connect your gas supply hose to the natural gas connection. Turn on the natural gas. Using soapy water around each connection, see if any gas bubbles appear at any of the connections.
If you detect a leak - shut off the natural gas, Repair the connection and repeat the test. Once you determine that there are no leaks, finish reassembling the gas grill. Congratulations! You will never run out of a supply of natural gas while cooking again.
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