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    Hey,

    I'm wondering if anyone knows if/how I can convert my LP Genesis e320 to Natural Gas?
    I got it as a gift, but would prefer to use the gas line that I had installed.

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    What year is it? Look down a few posts for Yenner, he has a NG he wants to convert to LP maybe you can help each other out.
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    I've got a 2011/2012. Not positive which year, but I believe they are the same.
    Front burners.

    Unfortunately, I don't think they are compatible with older models.

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    I've tried hooking the NG directly to the bbq as is, but it tops out at 400 degrees and won't get any hotter. I'm guessing it's tripping the safety valve?

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    Nope, I am not sure of the proper terms but NG burns cooler than LP. Meaning with the same flow volume of gas, NG can not produce the equal amount of BTUs as LP. They used to sell the conversion kits but stopped in 2010. You could either buy the NG manifold and install it or make modifications to the orfice that regulates the gas flow.
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    Any ideas on how to acquire a gas manifold?
    I called Weber and they basically said they won't sell it to me due to CSA regulations.

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    Jay,

    Take a look at the parts schematic for the NG version of the grill. I think THIS is it. Get the part number and try buying it somewhere else. That's my best guess.
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    Ya, I'll keep trying that.
    I already tried to order it via Sears, but apparently Weber doesn't even sell it to Sears. Think I'm stuck for now.

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    There are a couple of stores on ebay that sell the new manifolds so you could try there and see if they have what you need.
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    I went through this exercise several months back but it was to convert from NG to LP.

    Weber will not help, nor will most likely any BBQ store. The best advice I got was to find a plumber who may understand the differences with the orifices and other key elements of making the switch. Obviously, if you have a friend that is a plumber that would be best as they are expensive.

    I ended up just finding a good deal on CL for a LP and storing my NG.

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