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 Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane

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Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane Thu, 05/15/08 2:44 PM (permalink)
Anyone done this? What would the appox. cost be? How hard is it? Thanks.
    Baah Ben

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    RE: Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane Thu, 05/15/08 4:02 PM (permalink)
    It can be done..It is not expensive. Call the local LP dealer and tell him what you have and what you want to do...They love taking business from natural gas suppliers

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      RE: Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane Thu, 05/15/08 4:38 PM (permalink)
      It involve changing the gas orifice. The hole in the orifice for nat-gas is bigger than the hole used for lp-gas. Usually these can be screwed out and replaced. You could do it your self and the orifice would only cost a couple of dollars each.

      In older equipment the orifice maybe soldered in and would take more work.
        Pat T Hat

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        RE: Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane Thu, 05/15/08 4:50 PM (permalink)
        You very well may have the different gas orifice to do the change over inside your unit.
        Look inside by the pilot housing and see if there is a little brass nut or cap looking thing set or mounted kind of conspicuously or maybe even in a little envelope or package.

        If not, they're not hard to find...Baah Ben's right, most LP guy's will have the most common types you may need.

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          RE: Deep fryer from nat. gas to propane Sat, 05/17/08 2:16 PM (permalink)
          Sorry folks.......The simple orifice change won't happen!
          Why? LIABILITY and its not that simple with most brand
          gas fryers.

          You must change the regulator and the control units
          which are $pendy and most propane companies won't touch
          so then its time to call the Hobart man!
          The parts and hobarts outrageous travel and time charges
          make it about the same price to just buy a new unit!

          I went thru this a few years back when I changed from
          $pendy propane gas to natural gas...............

          Hobart changed over the stove/oven and salamander broiler
          with no problem.
          The fryers and ceiling mounted heaters were a different
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