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Garage hanging heater LP to Natural Gas?

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Ok I build brew equipment and sometimes I've even brewed out in my detached garage/shop so this is somewhat brewing related....

I currently have a 30,000 BTU ventless heater out on my shop and it is OK but it puts way too much moisture into the air, starting to rust things.

I have been looking for a heater on Craigslist like the one below. I actually bought one a couple months ago but it was 140,000 BTU and I don't have a large enough natural gas pipe run out there to handle that. The pipe I have will do a max of around 100,000 BTU input. So I'm going to sell that one.

I bought one a week ago that is 40,000 BTU, I forgot to check if it was natural gas or LP... Apparently it is LP (I was in a hurry when buying it etc...). I will try to get pictures later.

What all will I need to do to convert this to natural gas? I would prefer to actually use this unit as it is hard to find one at a good price (I got it for $70). I have a set of numbered drill bits if needed.

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call or write the manufacturer. they should have a real simple kit. it should only take about 5 minutes to do the switch over.
 
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Great, I'll look in to that tonight. The heater is not even close to new (as you could tell by the price...) so I'll see if the manufacturer still exists.
 

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I know my natural gas company will drill your orifice (tee hee) for free. Just pull the old one out and have it drilled.
 

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Usually you can get an orifice kit and swap it, but I have known a few people to drill theirs out and it works fine too. Just make sure you have a pro do it.
 
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Seems like my first step is to contact the manufacturer tonight and see if they have a conversion kit, that way it would have the orifice as well as any other parts I'd need (like the spring).
 
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