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  1. #1
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    converted a freestanding stove to NG from propane will it heat the same

    We have a heat stove that was propane we converted it to Natural gas will it heat different and will the efficiency change ?

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    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.
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    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

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    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/te...calculator.pdf-value-calculator.pdf
    Check it out on page 2

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    Most important issue here is that it must be converted the right way, and check for gas leaks and propper ventilation of flue gas

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    I assume it was done correctly, no gas leaks, I did check myself too, seems to operate correctly, vent is working properly too

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    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

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    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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