Propane with NG orifice

Old 09-04-13, 09:17 PM
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Propane with NG orifice

I have a propane stove. I like to cook with a wok but the stove just can pull off the heat needed. The NG orifice is bigger. Can I get more BTU's using the NG orifice safely on just one burner? What would the problems be.

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Old 09-04-13, 09:38 PM
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Can I get more BTU's using the NG orifice safely on just one burner?
Can you get more BTU's using an NG orifice...... yes.
You would have to increase the air mixture too.

Is it safe.....not really.

The problem is the stove..... the burner itself as well as the cooktop is UL rated for a certain BTU output based on burner size. By increasing that you are modifying a product that had to undergo testing to get it's listing. If you had any kind of fire and the insurance company determined a modification was made....your claim could be in jeopardy.

A second issue is if you use the fire ring with the modified burner you will scorch or burn the cooktop.

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