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post #41 of 45

I just went to my local Lowes (Canada) and the new version of this must be different again...You can screw a natural gas BBQ line right on to the valve extension now...I didn't get to look at the orifice but drilling seems to be an easy option.  $179 cnd.

post #42 of 45

Picked up this smoker this week on sale for $139 cnd...Found a free used hose, drill out the orifice and had it seasoned. The only thing I am not sure of now is the temp.  I have ordered a probe thermometer to use but the door thermometer would only show this thing getting up to 280 - 290 on high for an hour...how hot should this smoker get on NG?  I drill to 3/16 should I go bigger yet (the flame looks good)?  Looking forward to sealing the doors and running this all summer :)

post #43 of 45
3/16 is WAY too big...that could be part of your problem. With a normal municipal NG supply, you should only use a 1/16" bit.
post #44 of 45
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Originally Posted by tclark View Post

3/16 is WAY too big...that could be part of your problem. With a normal municipal NG supply, you should only use a 1/16" bit.


Sorry 1/16 is what I did...

post #45 of 45

I realize this is a bit of a thread necro, but I just purchased this unit and noticed it's changed a bit and it's much easier to convert to NG now. I've attached some pics to show the differences

First thing; you no longer need to buy any additional fittings. They've attached a black feeder tube that ends in a 3/8 flare.

You can now directly attach a NG conversion kit hose to the feeder tube using the flare fitting end. It's a piece of cake. 

 

You'll need to remove the black steel support plate and the brass bracket to access the valve orifice 



Once it's accessible, you'll see the original orifice which can be easily drilled out using a 1/16" attached to a dremel flex hose or a small drill.



Orifice after drilling;

 

 

You can see in the next pic, I've reattached the support and feeder tub and it's directly attached to the NG line. You don't even need to buy any teflon tape anymore. Literally all you need is a drill and bit.



Of course, if you have a NG grill as well, you can make yourself a simple splitter/header so both can run at the same time;

 

Voila NG smoker (and BBQ!)

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