Will a natural gas valve work with propane?
To get the same heating value, a natural gas orifice has to be smaller than a propane one, because natural gas is fed at a smaller pressure. If you change the orifice on the gas valve you can convert a natural gas appliance to a propane one.
Can any gas range be converted to LP?
Converting appliances Most, but not all, appliances can be converted from natural gas to propane. The biggest sticking point is that natural gas is kept at a lower pressure, and some appliances can’t handle the higher pressure of propane even with adjustments.
Which orifice is larger propane or natural gas?
The reason for this is because natural gas orifices are larger than propane orifices strictly because of gas service pressure. In this case, the higher pressure gas flowing through a larger orifice will result in more gas through the burner and likely, more flame…an unnecessarily large flame.
Can I use LPG instead of natural gas?
LPG & Natural Gas are Not Interchangeable Your gas appliances are manufactured for use with only one gas and will not work safely with the other gas. Never attempt to connect a gas appliance to the wrong type of gas, as it can be extremely hazardous. A bit of background information is helpful.
What is LP convertible?
An LP (liquid propane) gas conversion kit is a set of adaptors that allows natural gas appliances to work with propane gas lines. When you buy a new appliance, it may come with this conversion kit, although you’ll need to buy one for your specific appliance if you don’t have a kit.
What is the orifice size for LP gas?
0.010 to 0.016′′
Propane (LP) orifice sizes typically vary from 0.010 to 0.016′′ diameter, but 0.010′′ appears common, for which energy con- sumption is 548 Btu/hr at a typical 11′′ pressure.
Are all propane orifice the same?
The orifice diameter of these tiny little parts is different between natural gas and propane or LP gas. This means that you will need to change the orifice fittings to match the fuel you intend to use.
What happens if you use propane on a natural gas furnace?
You are running the risk of ruining your furnace when you run a natural gas furnace on propane without using a conversion kit. In addition, if you do not modify your furnace or install a blower, it can cause an explosion because of the incorrect ratio of air and pressure.