Okay first of all, I am not an expert with Natural Gas Grills, nor
do I claim to be one. If you aren’t comfortable working with gas…
don’t try to do this on your own. Also, you will likely HAVE to do
some minor modifications to your grill, hence voiding any warranty
that you might still have. Keep this in mind.
Another thing that you have to know is that this is just a GUIDE; I
will be in NO way responsible for ANY damages to you, your family,
or your property if this doesn’t work for you. If you attempt this
project, you do so at your own risk. Now that we’ve covered all
that, let’s move on to the fun stuff.
First thing we do is inspect the grill you currently have, before
we convert it to natural gas we want to be sure it’s worth it.
Check the burner, is it rusted or burnt out? Are the cooking
surfaces in good condition? Is the case rusting? Does the igniter
still work properly? If you’ve said no to any of these you may want
to consider buying a new grill all together.
In general natural gas grills are very large, and you’ll be hard
pressed to find one under 300 bucks, so if you don’t want a huge
grill and you don’t want to dish out that much money for one, go
ahead and spend the 100 or so on a new propane grill and continue
the conversion process.
Next you have to decide where to tee into the gas line. Do yourself
a favor and do not tee in at the meter. Once you’ve decided where
you want it, shut the gas off, and install the tee wherever you
want it, for safety sake install a tee with a shut-off. When you’re
putting this all together be sure to use a sealant on ALL pipes
that is approved for use with gas… Gas leaks are bad.
Run whatever piping you’ve chosen out to where you are going to
have your grill sitting, and install another shut-off at that end.
In my project I ranflexible gas line under the house, andrigid
black pipe through the skirting and anywhere outside. The flexible
line is more expensive but you’ll thank yourself later for getting