Larry Greenly wrote:Have any of you converted a gas grill from propane to natural gas? Or purchased a natural gas grill in the first place? How do you like them and why? Have you installed a quick-release gas connector to your house? Any other info welcome.
Larry, I moved into my house in 1978, and there was a natural gas grill already installed. That burned out and I bought a Holland grill which was also natural gas. This fall I replaced the bottom portion of the grill because it had burned out. The only difference between using natural or bottled gas is the orifice. the hole in one is larger than another, and that has to do with the pressure that the gas is delivered at.
The replacement sent to me was complete with burner and regulator, but was for propane. So, the answer was to take out the on/off control and change the orifice using the one from my old grill.
As to the flexible hose, and quick connect, I use one hose and have a quick connect for both grills. I use gas on the Kamado to light the charcoal, if all this is confusing to you, then I have done my job well.
A quick connect thing is difficult to find, but a complete unit including the hose and quick connect is available at Lowe's for about $35. Or I can probably give you a URL where you can order one.