View Full Version : converted a freestanding stove to NG from propane will it heat the same
10-26-2008, 04:40 PM
We have a heat stove that was propane we converted it to Natural gas will it heat different and will the efficiency change ?
10-26-2008, 05:33 PM
Depends if the conversion was done right.
If it was done right, it will work as well or better then before.
I hope its a vented heater.
10-26-2008, 07:57 PM
yup its vented right into the living area, they said it would be more efficient that way, lol only joshing ya.
Its B-Vent up thru the roof thru the old woodstove pipe so it still looks like a woodstove;)
The conversion was as follows, new burner tube, new pilot orffice,new burner orfice and new gas regulator. That was it !
I thought someone said propane had more heat from it than NG or it was more efficient or something..
I know NG is cheaper:rolleyes:
10-26-2008, 08:33 PM
Heres a link for you to look at. looks like NG is cheaper and less expensive theres a nice little chart that compares the 2 http://www.fpl.fs.fed.us/documnts/techline/fuel-value-calculator.pdf-value-calculator.pdf
Check it out on page 2
10-26-2008, 08:40 PM
Most important issue here is that it must be converted the right way, and check for gas leaks and propper ventilation of flue gas
10-26-2008, 08:53 PM
:rolleyes:I assume it was done correctly, no gas leaks, I did check myself too, seems to operate correctly, vent is working properly too
10-26-2008, 09:00 PM
That chart seems way off, the prices anyway, NG is 1.70 per therm and I think propane is like 3.00 a gallon. I like the chart wish there was one with up to date prices.
I dont know why I was thinking that propane was cheaper because it had more btu;s than NG :confused:
10-27-2008, 08:33 AM
In 2008, propane cost $42.67 per 1 million BTUs when used for heating.
In 2008, natural gas was $22.25 per 1 million BTUs
PDF said 100 million BTUS for average heating season. those seem closer to yours? remember prices vary from place to place.
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