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WEBER GAS CONVERSION KIT

angelo04 Apr 30, 2013 01:35 PM

I have a Weber Genesis E310 Grill. I use it for conveience, but I prefer my Weber Charcoal Kettle Grill, but I digress.

I currently use Liquid Propane tanks. I am having work done in the yard and ran a Natural Gas Line. I thought that was the hard part. Little did I realize, the hard part is finding a conversion kit to convert from Liquid Propane to Natural Gas. Any ideas hounds on where I could find this? I swear I saw them before and no I can't seem to find one. HELP!!!!!

Thanks in advance.

  1. JB BANNISTER Mar 6, 2014 06:32 PM

    I went to youtube did a search for converting propane to natural gas and learned how to drill out the orifice. It took almost no time and work liked a charm with no problems.

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      m6killer Feb 23, 2014 07:42 PM

      I purchased a Weber natural gas conversion kit back in 2006. We moved a couple of times and I had to reinstall the propane manifold. We moved recently and I wanted to install the natural gas manifold but couldn't locate the quick connect fitting. I went to Lowe's & Home Depot and they don't carry the parts. I called Weber and confirmed that they no longer sell the kit for safety reasons. (They still have parts and will only sell to you if you purchase the original kit directly from them.) Luckily, they still had my name in their system and were able to sell me the fitting. AWESOME customer service. If you Google "weber 871109" you'll find the full kit on ebay and other BBQ parts dealers. (871109) is the conversion kit hose & fitting.

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        iplusevents Feb 23, 2014 08:36 PM

        thanks so much for remembering my post and answering. would you believe that when we bought the weber, it came with fittings for the gas line and for a portable tank and we didn't know but had kept everything in the box. so our handy man was able to just within maybe 3 minutes connect it up to the tank , all the parts were there. so we are ok and still have the gas line hook up too if we ever go back to using that system. again , thanks so much for writing and remembering us. Lynnette

      2. c oliver Nov 7, 2013 05:45 PM

        We got ours (generic) at either HD for seems like $80ish. Pretty straight forward.

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          efeingold Nov 5, 2013 01:31 PM

          how long did it take for them to deliver it.

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          1. re: efeingold
            angelo04 Nov 6, 2013 05:37 PM

            Forever! Franklythe customer service sucked, they messed up the order and all in it took 4 to 6 weeks, but they were they only place I could find that had the kit

          2. angelo04 Jul 9, 2013 07:12 PM

            So I finally secured the conversion kit, in case anyone needs one, call the number at this website:
            http://www.nationalpartscenter.com

            It was a little pricey, basically it was $150 which included a new Natural Gas Manifold which has bigger holes when compared to the Liquid Propane Manifold. It also included a new hose with the proper fitting for a natural gas line. Came with instructions on how to replace the parts and took roughly a hour to do so. Being that my grill was barely 2 years old, I did not want to spend another $700 or so replacing it and the hassle of trying to sell mine. So far so good.

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            1. re: angelo04
              MGZ Jul 10, 2013 06:17 AM

              Good job. I'm glad it worked.

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              iplusevents Jul 2, 2013 04:02 PM

              we have a genesis and had it hooked up to our house gas lines which were from a huge propane tank in our yard. Up north.
              Now we are back in the city and need the conversion to a liquid propane small tank. we think we have the fittings you might need and we think you might have the fittings that we will need.

              what can we do?

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              1. re: iplusevents
                angelo04 Jul 3, 2013 06:01 AM

                I finally secured the conversion kit. Hopefully I will get around to installing this weeekend. I will take a picture of the parts and if it is what you need we can work something out. Stay tuned to this thread

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                  iplusevents Jul 3, 2013 12:03 PM

                  am wondering where you got the conversion kit , as maybe they have one going the other way, in case yours don't work with my grill. thanks so much for your reply, i'll wait on you. don't know if we are allowed to use a regular email address but i use gmail and my name is lynnettelipp

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                Cheap Bastard May 6, 2013 03:14 PM

                The conversion to NG is dead simple, but only you can decide if you are up to it. I found instructions on the internet and followed them pretty closely. Got some brass fittings from the HD and with some hose clamps and a knife cut out the Propane regulator, added the NG hose, drilled out the orifi (orifices?) to each burner and that was it. It uses the same burners and valves just with the enlarged orifice to each burner.

                Of course I was the one that added the NG take off to the feed to the oven when I was remodelling the kitchen, so I have some confidence in my abilities (basic as they may be!) I would consider it a complete waste of $80 to buy a "Kit". Of course if you burn your house to the ground, it would have been the best spent $ of your life!!

                1. boogiebaby May 6, 2013 01:21 AM

                  I just saw the conversion kit at Lowes a couple days ago. I think it was $80?

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                  1. re: boogiebaby
                    angelo04 May 6, 2013 05:32 AM

                    Really? Which Lowes? Also donyou know if it was a weber specific kit or a generic universal kit for any brand? Thanks for the tip!

                  2. angelo04 May 1, 2013 01:49 PM

                    I am told all I need to do is remove the 3 cylinders/metal tubes where thw flame comes out and take a drill bit and make the holes bigger. Any thoughts?

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                      MGZ May 2, 2013 05:29 AM

                      I wish I could get my Dad to simply exchange grills with you. He's a pretty stubborn seventy-somethin' ex-cop who's house took a beating in the Storm. After talking to the guys at the hardware store, he's convinced his grill is useless and wants me to take it to the dump.

                      Funny thing is, I've been a coal & wood griller for years. Yesterday, he went out and bought a huge Weber kettle and want me to show him how to use it. I spose that's a silver lining, right?

                      As to your conversion, I think it's doable if you have skills, but please be careful. Apparently, the reason Weber stopped making/selling 'em is that they had been sued multiple times be people who had fires.

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                        angelo04 May 2, 2013 06:07 AM

                        I prefer charcoal and my kettle too. My genesis is for weeknights after work.

                        I posse no such skills. But this has me thinking. I shpuld just buy the replacement tune for the natural gas model and swapnit out that way.

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                          MGZ May 2, 2013 06:22 AM

                          Frankly, angelo, the only advice I'm comfortable gining is that you buy a new grill. I mean, I've rebuilt cars and houses, as well as having assembled plenty of grills, but I can't, in good conscience, suggest what you're thinkin' about doin' to anyone. Maybe you can try and sell the old one?

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                            angelo04 May 2, 2013 06:37 AM

                            I Will probably go that route and sell it. For a gas grill it is awesome.

                    2. angelo04 Apr 30, 2013 02:02 PM

                      I think it is the later.

                      What kind of grill does he have? If by chance it is the same maybe we can swap parts?

                      1. THoey1963 Apr 30, 2013 02:02 PM

                        eBay for $39.99:

                        http://www.ebay.com/itm/CAP-NGC-1-Nat...

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                        1. re: THoey1963
                          angelo04 Apr 30, 2013 04:14 PM

                          Thanks. But it is more than that. I think The burners also need to be changed as the holes for NG are bigger. Also need a different hose to run the gas.

                        2. MGZ Apr 30, 2013 01:51 PM

                          I recently asked the question in reverse to help my Dad. I wanted the kit to convert natural gas to propane since his outdoor gas line had to be disconnected after Sandy. The guy in our local hardware store, who is a Weber dealer, told me they are no longer making/selling conversion kits of any kind. Maybe there are some old ones still out there somewhere? Apparently, Weber has deemed the product too dangerous (that way they can get you to buy a new grill, I spose).

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