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stub
water heater

can someone tell me what would happen if you hooked up a natural gas hot water tank to propane without the conversion kit?

johnjh2o
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You would get a very yellow flame that would soot up the heater in a short period of time. Not to mention the danger to you and your family. Don't even think about doing it.

John

MSSP
Re: water heater

It would be bad. Natural gas orrifice is larger that propane. Also porpane is under more pressure than natural gas.
DONT EVEN THINK ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

ZZZ
Re: water heater

You will probably have a hard time finding anyone who can answer this accurately without visiting your local hospital burn unit.

Timothy Miller
Re: water heater

Think ka boom. Or waking up dead from carbon monoxide poisoning. How about an insulation blanket around the water heater instead.

kcb
Re: water heater

As said several times before....

ABSOLUTELY NOT!!

The conversion is not difficult, and a lot cheaper than replacing house and furnishings. Propane burns hotter than gas as well.

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