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Old 03-27-2012, 03:36 AM   #1
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I have a turkey fryer I would like to convert to natural gas. Does anyone know if you can just buy a replacement burner for the stand etc... I have looked at this burner ......".Thunder Group IRBR002CN Natural Gas Jet Burner
But I cant tell what all I would need to hook it up.m I'm pretty handy but I need to see the parts etc to be able to do it sense I have never seen one of these. Any ideas, pictures, parts list, or your plans would be great. Thanks.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:40 AM   #2
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The turkey fryer is a high pressure burner and will not work on natural gas as it is low presure. You will not get enough btu out of it. I had a friend that worked for PG&E he also told me that it would not work. You would have to drill out the orffice to work on NG but you still have the problem of the loe presure.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:25 PM   #3
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That's why I said could I buy a new burner to put into the stand.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #4
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you dont necessarily need a new burner, but you will need a new orifice (or drill out a larger hole in your current one) and a new regulator that works with NG.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 04:53 PM   #5
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This is on my list of things to do.
Lots of people on here are using the ASC burner, drilling out the orifice, and installing needle valves.

Some links:
http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/6000138/
http://www.flameengineering.com/Valves.html
http://www.plumbingsupply.com/gasconnectors.html

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Old 03-27-2012, 07:12 PM   #6
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This is on my list of things to do.
Lots of people on here are using the ASC burner, drilling out the orifice, and installing needle valves.

Some links:
http://www.agrisupply.com/burner-cas...82/cn/6000138/
http://www.flameengineering.com/Valves.html
http://www.plumbingsupply.com/gasconnectors.html
I used the 6" burner from ASC along with a NG conversion valve. It's been working great, it's easy to control, and it's a little cheaper than using needle valves. You do have to drill out the threads on the burner and tap new ones but it's pretty soft material and easy to do with a cheap set from Harbor Freight.
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Old 03-28-2012, 03:19 AM   #7
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Any info on the size drill bit to use etc?

 
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Old 03-28-2012, 01:56 PM   #8
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Any info on the size drill bit to use etc?
Not sure if this was directed at me regarding drilling out the threads or mredge regarding drilling out the orifice.

If it's to me, if I'm remembering correctly the NG valve is 1/4" NPT. Per this chart it would require a 7/16" bit.
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