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Ever Converted Propane to Natural Gas?

Old 07-31-2017, 10:59 AM
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Default Ever Converted Propane to Natural Gas?

Have a cabin or home that you heat with propane? I do. Natural gas is now offered, going to convert.

Did you notice some meaningful savings when you converted?
Any other perks?

I'll be converting our furnace, clothes dryer, and stove.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:08 AM
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I did. I had the natural gas company come and put in the parts. Some gas grills (Weber etc) no longer allow you to just swap out the nozzle that converts propane to NG, so you have to check with each appliance manufacturer to see if such a conversion is possible. (Or if you have to purchase a new grill)

Liquid propane is a different molecule than natural gas. It has more energy in the chemical bonds, and burns hotter. Expect your gas grill to not be able to reach as max a temp as an LP grill. Especially at altitude's over 3000'.

I had a setup in Charleston where I had a gas fitting and regulator to hook up two Honda EU 2000's to backup generate power in case of hurricane. My trifuel carb I rigged all cited a generator would produce less power running on Natural gas than gasoline or LP.

I did this completely for convenience. One power source, never running out of propane, never having propane company getting to house during snow issues etc. Saving or costs I cannot comment.

The gas company should be able to do all your conversion, but between gas logs, dryers, furnaces, stoves, BBQgrills, there are lots of choices. And each one is engineered differently.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:15 AM
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i converted my old house....2 rinai hw heaters, 1 cook top, gas logs from LP to natural gas. It was a huge savings but expensive to convert.
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Old 07-31-2017, 11:16 AM
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Thanks guys. That's what I'm looking at now. I would have an HVAC crew do the conversion then enjoy the savings. But it would take a while to start paying profitably.
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