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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 12:11 am    Post subject: Can this be done? Reply with quote

I'm redoing the kitchen. One of the casualties is an old gas stove top. It's a solid old stainless GE.

I would LOVE to turn this into a portable cooktop but can you convert from gas to propane tanks? Is it as easy as changing the connections?

Thanks for helping.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 12:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Needs a different size orifice.
GE may sell a conversion kit. ???
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it's really old there will be a way to adjust to air/fuel mixture. Otherwise like Jarhead mentioned, change the orifice. Should be fairly easy.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 1:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

its the regulator or jet orafice - should be available at any GE store, or even big box store. Some regulators are adjustable for either, some stoves etc come with both orifices. You are looking for a smaller pressure or orifice because of the higher pressure the lp tank has vs natural gas. If you have a regulator hookup at the tank I would think it would be possible to throttle it down there to the 5.5lbs of pressure of natural gas instead of the 10+ lbs lp pushes.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got an old SS smooth griddle out a cafeteria several years ago. It was NG and I went to LP. I cant remember what size drill bit is needed (it wax like #64 and not a x/x size) but the LP hole size is smaller. I had a plumber friend fill the holes in the orface of each burner with brass. Then I drilled a new hole with the correct size drill bit. Pretty simple and it has worked fine every since. We have it mounted in a garage and if I had room in my kitchen it would be in there.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 20 13 7:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just my 2 cents. You must change the burner orfice...and the regulator...some regulators all you do is take the cap off the spring...watch you don't loose the spring and flip the center pin over and reinstall the spring and cap. Then set your air mixture and you good to go. As far as filling and drilling we have done it many times just make sure when you drill that you drill it perfectly straight. That way you'll get a good air fuel mix.
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