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Taylorboucher
I came across this gem and I am interested in converting to propane to to heat my ice shack. Anyone have any info or this unit and what I would need to do to complete conversion ?  [image]  D10DC34A-CB9A-4E97-9E30-F366FB31715C.jpeg   E296D22C-4356-40E4-B5D4-7860D5BD68CD.jpeg 
Taylor 
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Rustytank
I know nothing about that unit but in my experience it's cheaper and easier to just buy another heater in the fuel source you want than to chase down obsolete parts.
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Leviticus Tomethreus
I don’t see what’s wrong with whatever it runs on anyway.
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JimL
 I'd be concerned about getting the propane pressure regulated down to the level of natural gas, which is what that heater was designed and manufactured for.


@Leviticus Tomethreus
>>I don’t see what’s wrong with whatever it runs on anyway.

Natural gas is the low pressure gas piped into your home.  If you're in a rural area, you're not likely to have access to natural gas.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
Ya see, I didn’t know what it ran off of. I figured it’d be liquid fuel. Maybe try a Coleman catalytic heater.
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JimL
It's the "Approved Gas" listed on the label.

-Jim

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Leviticus Tomethreus
I don’t pay that close attention to stuff
My friends don’t call me “Lantern/lampie Levi”
for nothin’,if they did call me that.

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10/25, and 8/07

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74HARLEY
Regulating the gas pressure is very easy. An acetylene regulator works just fine with propane. I am not sure which way you would have to go on the gas tip size.
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salukispeed
Extreme caution Is first!!!  As a place to start. Set it up on the Nat gas and observe it for a while and take close notice of flame size and appearance. Then using a standard Propane regulator at around 11 inches of water pressure. ( Pretty standard )  you will want to replace or fill and re-drill/ream  the jet to a bit less than 1/2 the diameter of the nat gas jet/orifice. This is  starting point only and needs to be done carefully and slowly. My 35,000 btu garage furnace ran two years on LP with no issues until I ran the Nat gas line.  On mine I used an aluminum 3/16 pop rivet in the original orifice and after knocking out the nail it ended up just under 1/8 and was close.  You want to end up with a nice clean round hole with no burrs or deformations as this is the jet that the LP streams from into the burner If you can find the conversion kit I would go with that first . I do not pretend to know much  and am only sharing my experience. Others will surely chime in and I gladly    give to those with more experience. Safety first!
Bob
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hahoe03
Take it to your local propane dealer. They can get you taken care of correctly and safely. 
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Vintageish
It will need a smaller orifice. The unit says natural gas. And that was not removed or changed to inform of any conversion having been done.
Low pressure natural gas vs high pressure propane. Running propane through a orifice designed for natural gas (larger) would result in too much propane/fuel.

As mentioned , take it to a qualified service tech..
You'll need a correct pressure regulator too.
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zoomkat
If you currently have any propane devices that have regulators, you probably could probably make a rig up to do some testing in the drive way. I'd be cautious just from the fact that going out of bounds with the original operating design might introduce the possibility of CO generation.  
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salukispeed
Definitely will need a Propane low pressure regulator to mimic the low pressure of Nat gas for the control valve and everything else. The Propane store is a great idea if possible But do not try to run it on bottle pressure or it will go very badly
Bob
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Rfieldbuilds

Yes to the safety measure pointed out above.  Without so e pretty good legwork or experience on your end, Id be hesitant to make a recommendation on proceeding with a conversion on an obsolete appliance.  By obsolete, I mean one without parts or service recommendations from the manufacturer.  

i get paid to play with nat and lp appliances and could probably pull this off, but there are at a minimum two parts needing attention- the pressure regulator, and main burner orifice.  From there, its hard to say what else may need to be addressed to get this to burn properly, especially in the close confines of an ice hut.

you are honestly best served getting a newer appliance designed by engineers to run off of propane, and have proper make up air and exhaust from your ice hut. Please be careful with that, it could hurt of kill you with the CO generation capability.   

Randy
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Gunhippie
A modern appliance made for inside use will have a mechanism for detecting low oxygen levels--which lead to carbon monoxide production--and shut the appliance down. For use in a small enclosed and likely pretty tight space like an ice hut, this is an essential if you wish to live to fish again.
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BSAGuy
Welcome to the CCF, Taylor.  Great to have you here.  Reading the above comments, that conversion sounds too risky to me.  I'd spend a few $$ on something else and fish away knowing that I wasn't going to either self-immolate or self-asphyxiate.
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