• 1/4" NPT Hurricane Natural Gas  Conversion Valve
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Item #: Q86
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Description 

This valve replaces the included brass propane burner valve to allow the Hurricane to run on natural gas (fits Hurricane stoves that have 1/4" NPT threaded orifice inlets. You will need a gas connection hose with a 3/8" female flare end to attach to this valve to your natural gas source.  This valve has an orifice diameter of approximately 1/8", and features 1/4" male npt threads to attach to your gas burner. See at right for a 3/8" flare to 1/2" NPT adapter to screw onto your 1/2" house gas supply pipe so you can connect a 3/8" flare gas connection hose.

These also fit Blichmann Top Tier Burners, Blichmann Floor standing burners, and Bayou Classic burners that have a 1/4" female NPT port for an orifice. This does not fit DarkStar, or Bayou Classic BG10, SP10, or BG12 burners.

FOR OUTDOOR USE ONLY. THIS VALVE OPERATES AT 11" W.C. OF PRESSURE.  

CONSULT A LICENSED HEATING PROFESSIONAL FOR INFORMATION ON CONNECTING YOUR OUTDOOR BURNER TO YOUR HOUSE NATURAL GAS.

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by Nick
on 10/9/2018
from Springfield OR
Satisfied!
I can't say enough positive things about brewing on natural gas over propane. This conversion valve is constructed well, arrived quickly and had no fitment problems. I have it paired with a quick disconnect hose and a BG14 burner--it has taken a major headache and expense out of my brew days. My home gas bill is practically unchanged and the flow of this valve + my home's natural gas supply = powerful, fast boils on my 5 gallon batches. I heat all of my brew water at once and have been able to get 9-10 gallons up to strike temp in under 15 minutes. I recommend any hobbyist brewer with a supply of NG to purchase this valve for their (compatible) burner and move away from propane ASAP. Being able to brew inside (with ventilation of course) has been a game-changer with our changing weather, and is something I would've never been able to safely do with Propane. 
by Ryan Cuda
on 3/21/2018
from Litchfield Park, AZ
works great, but it's not the only thing you'll need.
this "conversion valve" is really nothing more than an orifice bored for low pressure.  It's not the right size for most banjo burners

I have a Bayou Classic SQ14 banjo burner https://goo.gl/38ATKo that came set up for propane.  From the 3/4" MIP gas line going to the burner, I needed the following fittings:

3/4" tee (one side going to the grill, the other to the burner) 
2 ea. 2"x3/4" MIP nipples
3/4"x1/2" FIP reducer bell
1/2" FIPx 3/8" flared brass check valve (came with appliance hookup)
3/8" brass flared coupling
3/8" brass needle valve
48" long 3/8" appliance gas line

the Hurricane 1/4" conversion valve

1/4" x 3/8" F>M reducer, brass
a chrome washer (for keeping the air valve tight)

All in all, it was about $70 in fittings above and beyond the conversion valve.
That being said, now that it's hooked up, everything works great.  Boils 5 gallons way faster than the burner did on LP which was kind of surprising. I always heard that propane is supposed to be more efficient
by M.Salmon
on 11/14/2017
from Utah
Worked Well
Used on a bayou classic KAB4 burner. You can tell that you won't get quite as many BTUs compared to the LPG setup. However, my 5 gallon boils heat quickly (20min) and stay rolling so I couldn't be happier.
by Dennis
on 1/28/2017
from Dallas
Ignorance is Bliss!!!!!!!!!!
I cant believe you folks are simple minded enough to buy this. It's a simple $15.00 Valve threaded internally and externally on the pipe thread end so you can put an orifice in there and be done with it for a total of $28.00 - $35.00. Not a $110.00. Research it. 
by Jason
on 11/24/2016
from Canada
Works well, with a caveat
The product itself is fine - fits well, does what it should do, so I gave it 5 stars, but it didn't solve the problem I was hoping it would. 

I bought a KAB6 burner and tried using this attachment to convert it to natural gas. 

It fit properly into the burner and my natural gas line hooked up nicely to it, but the flow rate just wasn't there. Even on full blast it was taking over an hour and a half and still never was able to hit a boil on 10 gallons of wort. 

The natural gas line works perfectly on my natural gas bbq (reaches 700 degrees easily) but the KAB6 just wasn't having it. Maybe it's the burner design or length of hose I had to use (15 feet for the kab vs 6 for the bbq) but I couldn't get this to work for my needs. 

I'll be sticking to propane on the KAB6 because the burner works flawlessly with it. 

All that said - this did convert the burner to natural gas so I'm giving it 5 stars as I believe the issue lies with something other than this converter. 
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Nick
5/7/2018 11:46:40 AM
Does this work with a Bayou Classic SQ14?
No, the SQ14 is a high pressure burner, designed for higher pressure propane only.
Hiram
4/4/2018 11:27:47 AM
Do you know if this will work with Concord 16" Banjo Single Burner Stove?
If the Concord Banjo has a 1/4" female NPT port for the orifice, and the burner is suitable for use with natural gas, this should work.  Check with the Concord manufacturer to see if this unit can be converted to natural gas.
Jacob
3/29/2018 6:32:31 PM
Do you have an adapter that will work on the Bayou Classic SP10? Thanks
No, the Classic Sp10 is for propane only.
Shane
11/29/2017 2:21:31 AM
I have searched for the exact 3/8" flared gas fitting. I want to adapt this to a 3/8" or 1/2" house barb. I think the issue I am having is finding an adapter with the correct bevel. Is that a 45 dye or 37 degree bevel? Attach a link of the exact part, tx
45° angle on our gas valves.
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