converting NG toLP

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2013/12/06 11:43:41 (permalink)

converting NG toLP

Hey, I have a griddle and a deep fryer that I bought used from a restaurant, so I'm assuming they are natural gas. Do I just need a regulator? or is there more to it.  
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2013/12/06 13:27:49 (permalink)
    jets need to be changed. a simple operation or any rv place can do it for you. they are a wealth of knowledge about all things lp
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2013/12/06 16:19:31 (permalink)
    maintainfloyd

    Hey, I have a griddle and a deep fryer that I bought used from a restaurant, so I'm assuming they are natural gas. Do I just need a regulator? or is there more to it.  

     
    Don't 'assume' any thing.  Look up the manufacture and model number of the equipment and follow their instructions.    You need to know the type of burners and the orifice size before good or correct advice can be given here.
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2013/12/09 18:59:04 (permalink)
    edwmax


    Don't 'assume' any thing.  Look up the manufacture and model number of the equipment and follow their instructions.    You need to know the type of burners and the orifice size before good or correct advice can be given here.

     
    ok thanks, I will go that route first
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2013/12/10 12:37:28 (permalink)
    I recently converted a fryer that I bought used and was assured that it ran on LPG, It did not. I had to purchase the pilot orifice and 3 burner orifices, I also had to purchase a new safety/combo valve. It was not inexpensive. The valve was bad. If I didn't have to replace the valve it would have been roughly 90$ to convert. It does indeed depend on the brand, some valves can be converted with a spring change, some cannot.
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2015/03/23 10:29:15 (permalink)
    Good info..Thx
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    Re:converting NG toLP 2015/03/23 10:59:57 (permalink)
    Not commercial installations, but our home hot water and kitchen range are LP powered (furance also) and having the correct orafice for each burner IS a big deal. We bought the 'converter' kit for the water heater only to find it was a generic kit and did not fit our particular model .  Same for the Maytag range... They supplied a set of jets for it, but again the wrong size for the particular model..check carefully as LP can do a real job if allowed to overheat the appliance.
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