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wickowick
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?

The regulator on the grill is going to be high pressure the grill might be having trouble with that also...


Pepperidge
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
just had one to see if it would make things better...nope...let it be known that snickers doesn't make bad forum advice go away...


ShubutaMS
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let it be known that snickers doesn't make bad forum advice go away...



stop posting and it'll go away


TIGERRVER
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
Like stated above, your regulator is likely for high pressure. Your gas pressure is probably very low already compared to a propane tank. I'd remove the regulator and operate with a needle valve only.


Pepperidge
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"good comeback Potsie"

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What are you, like 12?

go kill yourself...

seriously...here on the OB we try to help one another...if you don't get that, then you need to grow up...take your stupid comments to the OT...you will be in good company.



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ShubutaMS
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Like stated above, your regulator is likely for high pressure. Your gas pressure is probably very low already compared to a propane tank. I'd remove the regulator and operate with a needle valve only.



This is actually very good advice. Well worth a shot and could save you some money. Don't know why I didn't think of it.


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Pepperidge

Try and keep on topic. I don't think the OP wanted this to be a pissing match.


Pepperidge
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Pepperidge
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
Now back to our regularly scheduled program...

OP: do it right and you won't regret it...safety functionality, longevity and then appearance(in that order) are your primary concerns...

you want something that will take care of the first three...and it can be done in a cost effective manner... do you need stainless? not necessarily the plain gray QD hoses will do just fine but if you leave the hose outside or occasionally nick it with a weed eater the stainless braiding will help it last much longer...


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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
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Like stated above, your regulator is likely for high pressure. Your gas pressure is probably very low already compared to a propane tank. I'd remove the regulator and operate with a needle valve only.

I wish I knew what that meant

Is the regulator the silver piece on the end from the grill connecting to the hose?


ShubutaMS
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Is the regulator the silver piece on the end from the grill connecting to the hose?


yes. try and bypass that and hook hose straight to grill. Use knobs to see if you can control flame.


Pepperidge
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Brettesaurus Rex
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
I'll take a look and see what I can try.

I'm gonna blow my house up, I know it


TIGERRVER
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
The issue is that you have 2 regulators. One at you house gas main and one on your grill. The house gas probably is about 16 inches (less than 1 psi) of pressure (or less, I'm not sure what the regulator is at), but a propane tank is probably 100+ psi. Your gas regulator is probably set for 25 psi or 15 psi. You can't get there from here...without removing the regulator.


CHEDBALLZ
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
Here's my set up.



My only dog in this fight is that I have a natural gas outlet on my house. I only use it to boil seafood or make jambalayas.

As mentioned the natural gas coming out of your house is only 16 oz. of pressure. You need more than that. The problem is with your regulator not the orifices. Propane orifices are slightly smaller than natural gas. Just buy the coversion kit and run with that.

As far as the hose you have and the single hose clamp that's not a problem either. The pressure isn't that high to worry about that. I would just be wary of that thing sticking out so far. I used a 2" nipple and hooked threaded it into a t connection (directly on the other side of that wall is my dryer) in the wall. Then I added my valve and a chicago coupling. Sticks out about 6" total.

I also have a piece of hose about 15' long with a 3/8" stainless pipe with some holes drilled in it that i use to light coals and small fires.


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Pectus
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Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?


CH4 to C3H8?

How'd you do that?
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KingRanch
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
Flammable shite comes out and my igniter ignites flames. I then cook on said flames.


Pectus
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re: Backyard Natural Gas to Propane conversion?
Best way to eat, IMO.


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