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Old 03-22-2011, 09:25 PM   #1
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I'm considering tapping into my natural gas lining and running a line to the outside for my burners and grill.

I'm just constantly going through propane between grilling and brewing

Anybody have any tips on doing this?

This is what I have in my head

Shut of gas
Cut line and intall a T
Run line to wall drill a hole
Attach a shut off valve and a a conversion kit.
Seal the hole

the location of my line will be very easy to accomplish this just concerned about leaks and how to make sure its safe.

Is a plumber someone I should consult with?


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Old 03-22-2011, 09:29 PM   #2
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There's a difference between propane and natural gas...

Something about needing to drill differenct sized orifices, or something; I don't understand it so I haven't pursued it...


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Natural gas needs a larger orifice on your burners since it is at a lower pressure. Do a search for Natural Gas Conversion you will find alot of topics. I have been wanting to convert my burners since I have NG hookups in the garage and back deck, I've just been too scared to ruin them or blow my house up or something.
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please have some one video this. just incase
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Is a plumber someone I should consult with?
Based on the rest of your post and what you "think" you should be doing, you damn well better call a friggin plumber before you blow your ass up.
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I grill and brew with natural gas. It is a dream come true. My father in law is a plumber, but he did exactly what you described. As long as you use proper pipe, and put the white sealant on the threads, then test for leaks, it should be fine. Of course you could pay a pro about $300 to do it for piece of mind.
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I grill and brew with natural gas. It is a dream come true. My father in law is a plumber, but he did exactly what you described. As long as you use proper pipe, and put the white sealant on the threads, then test for leaks, it should be fine. Of course you could pay a pro about $300 to do it for piece of mind.

Plumber is required unless you know what you are doing.
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NOT on gas lines if you are talking teflon tape. No Way No How.
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I'm getting a natty gas furnace installed in a couple weeks (replacing our old oil burner), and the guy who's doing the install has done several jobs for homebrewers, hooking up big-ass natural gas stoves in their basements and whathaveyou. I'm TEMPTED, DAMMIT!

Don't even think about ****ing around with gas unless you know what you're doing.


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