Natural Gas to LP Grill Conversion


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Old 05-20-13, 02:08 PM
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Natural Gas to LP Grill Conversion

Hi there. First of all let me apologize for posting this here. Finding the right place to post a grill question ended up being more difficult than I intended. Anyways, my brother in law recently bought a new grill and asked if I wanted his old one. Since I have always used charcoal and this was a nice gas grill I accepted. What I didn't know was that it is a natural gas grill, not propane as I assumed. It is a Kenmore Elite Natural Gas Grill Model #141.157951. Now after a bit of web searching I have learned that I basically have two options. Convert the grill to propane or run a line out to the grill. While I am capable of most basic tasks I am certainly no Super Handyman. Which of these options is the most realistic? Thanks for any help which will be greatly appreciated.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 04:05 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

We have moved your post to a more suitable location.

I know which I option I'd prefer since it's exactly what I did. I ran a natural gas line to my BBQ location.

The choice is yours. If you convert to propane you may need to purchase some internal gas metering parts as well as a new line set and propane tank regulator.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 05:10 PM
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Thanks for moving my post. I was hoping it would be directed to a better location. I can't believe I missed this category though.

I thought that converting it did sound a bit complex. How big of a job is it to run a gas line if you dont mind me asking.
 
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Old 05-20-13, 08:15 PM
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I don't mind but it can be a little difficult to answer since I don't know where your gas lines are now or where you need to run them to.

Many plumbers are using a flexible supply line called CSST (corrugated stainless steel tubing). It's more costly than black pipe but easier to run. I opted to run black iron pipe as that is a medium that I am familiar with. I was able to tee off of an existing 1" gas line that fed the furnace and water heater.

I ran 1/2" pipe about 20' to a quick release fitting on the outside of the house.
 
 

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