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Can I use propane to power a natural gas dryer?

Asked by livingchoice (553points) December 10th, 2011

I have a dryer that uses natural gas. Can I use propane gas to power it?

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Tropical_Willie's avatar

You will need to have a LP or propane nozzle to replace the natural gas nozzle.

Blondesjon's avatar

You may also have to change actual burner orifices as well.

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LuckyGuy's avatar

Delivered propane is much more expensive than natural gas. If you have natural gas lines to your house that is the way to go.

Judi's avatar

I seem to remember something about changing the venturi when I sold appliances in another life.

lillycoyote's avatar

Not all natural gas appliances can be converted for use with propane, some can, some can’t, for basically this reason.. I don’t know about dryers; I’ve never had a natural gas or propane dryer but I know when I was shopping for a stove/range that I needed to fuel with propane I had to make sure that I bought one that was either made to use with propane or could be converted to use propane. You need to make sure that your particular natural gas dryer can be converted for use with propane. If it can, there will be a conversion kit available for it which should be installed by your propane provider. You should contact the dryer’s manufacturer or your propane company to find out whether your dryer can be converted.

john65pennington's avatar

If you do not know what you are doing, please contact an expert, before you make any changes.

Propane and natural gas can be killers, if you do not know what you are doing.

Be safe and contact an expert.

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