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    Mar 28, 2009, 08:06 AM
    Can I convert my propane water heater to natural gas or electric?
    Can I convert my LP water heater to natural gas or electric?
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    Mar 28, 2009, 09:17 AM
    You can convert to natural gas by changing the orifice. You can not convert to electricity from gas. The two tanks are configured differently. Good luck, Tom
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    Mar 28, 2009, 12:35 PM

    Tom is right. That tank probably arrived set up for natural gas and the orifice was switched out to go with LP. When I do that job I always leave the old orifice hanging from a fine wire right next to the regulator. Take a peak and maybe you'll luck out. Otherwise most plumbing supply shops can help you and no way to go electric without a total heater swap.

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