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I'm ready to purchase a gas stove for processing produce and backup kitchen purposes.  It needs to be propane.  Personal preference is for something a bit older, like 1950's, 60's, or 70's.  Decent ones are usually available on Craigslist, but set up for natural gas.  Anyone have a recommendation on where to look for replacement orifice/valve kits to change out natural gas fixtures to LP for older stoves?
 
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Boy Frank;  I've converted several but they were new and came with the kit.
One thing to try might be to contact the manufacturer (might be hard if its a 1953 model)
Or just look on line.
 
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That didn't change much, you should be able to find them the same up to when they moved the factory to China.

I knew a guy (sanford and son era junker) that would solder the holes and redrill them.
 
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thomas rubino wrote:Boy Frank;  I've converted several but they were new and came with the kit.
One thing to try might be to contact the manufacturer (might be hard if its a 1953 model)
Or just look on line.


No luck online, yet, Thomas.  But I'll keep looking.  Some of those vintage stove companies have been swallowed up by others over the years, too.  Makes it challenging.
 
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R Scott wrote:That didn't change much, you should be able to find them the same up to when they moved the factory to China.

I knew a guy (sanford and son era junker) that would solder the holes and redrill them.



Wish I knew the solder and redrill guy.  That's excellent.
 
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Found this "natural gas OR propane regulator" about halfway down this page  http://www.antiquegasstoves.com/pages/parts/gas.html

Supposed to convert from NG to LP with no orifice changes.  Seems like a reputable stove restorer.  I thought the formula had something to do with orifice size vs. regulator pressure.  Thoughts?
 
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Frank; I've not heard of that before, always changed orifices.
It sounds legit though, I would give it a go.
 
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