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Old 05-26-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
Apr 2009
Portland, OR
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Can you convert the SP-10 to natural gas?

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Old 05-26-2009, 09:45 PM   #2
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Mar 2008
Atlanta, GA
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I'd like to know myself. I see people with natural gas burners (non-converted), I wonder how much they are.

My natural gas line is in my back yard and I've started brewing in the front - in my garage because it keeps raining every time I brew and I like to use the water from the IC to water my lawn.

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Old 05-26-2009, 10:19 PM   #3
Aug 2008
Portland OR
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I am using a Hurricane burner with the NG conversion valve. All they did was drill a larger hole. I am going to convert another LP burner on my own with some wire sized drill bits I bought. You can get a cheap set @ Harbor Freight. Drill holes slightly larger until you get what works. You will also need an NG gas line and fittings.

Don't blow yourself up - if not comfortable with the process you are better off buying the Hurricane burner & NG valve.

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Old 05-27-2009, 08:07 PM   #4
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Southeast Louisiana
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I have heard of drilling out LPG jets on some sites.

Only make them SLIGHTLY larger.

You can't undrill - easier to do in steps and check for color of flame (blue is good).

I converted to NG years ago. Not as fast as LPG, but way more convenient.

Only LPG I have now is for the gas grill (SWMBO didn't want to run NG line to back yard)
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Old 05-27-2009, 09:24 PM   #5
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You can drill out the jets to use NG, but the lower pressure brings lower output from the high pressure 4" burner because it does not move as much air and fuel through the burner as high pressure LP.

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Old 02-01-2011, 03:07 AM   #6
Jan 2011
rockford, il
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what size did you drill? everybody says they drilled, but noone says what size!

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