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I have a gas fired steam radiator from the late 40's to early 50's. This is set up for natural gas. Can it be converted to propane by replacing the jets or will I have to change out the regulator as well? Here is a picture of the business end. Thanks for your help.

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A jet change may be necessary....or not. Run it on propane and check the flame color/condition.

Where is the pilot or igniter located?


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I think you will need a regulator also. Propane is under much much higher pressure than Nat gas. I converted my propane generator to nat gas and the kit came with a regulator. Same principal involved only in reverse in your case.


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Originally Posted by high_country_
A jet change may be necessary....or not. Run it on propane and check the flame color/condition.

Where is the pilot or igniter located?

It has a standing pilot located inside the hole on the bottom right. Bottom left is the main gas controlled by the brass valve above it.

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Does it have a gas valve to control it or what controls the gas flow?

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If the propane is above the 7ish inches w/c....then yes a regulator will likley be necessary.


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Probably orifice change and 2 stage regulator set up.

SWAG on my part. My father was in the gas business when I was young.


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