Natural Gas/Propane water heaters

Old 01-26-23, 07:26 AM
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Natural Gas/Propane water heaters

We mistakenly replaced a propane water heater with a natural gas water heater. After discovering the difference, we purchased the correct model and replaced it again. My question is after using propane on the natural gas model, is it ok to use the natural gas model in another home? Do we need to replace any parts before doing so? Is there a possibilty that we damaged any parts on the natural gas model while it was connected to propane?
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Old 01-26-23, 10:28 AM
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Good question.
The propane is high pressure and natural is much lower pressure.
If anything it may have damaged the regulator which is inside the gas valve.
I wouldn't think it was damaged.
The only way to know if it was damaged is by hooking it up and trying it.

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