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05:42PM | 08/26/04
Member Since: 08/25/04
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which is more efficient.


03:12AM | 08/27/04
Member Since: 07/23/04
491 lifetime posts

**Changing from natural gas to propane**

On what?

Propane burns hotter than NG...but a dryer will only heat to approx 130-140ºF with either. Oven temps are still regulated ( 300-350-400ºF ), surface burners BTU output's are still regulated.

In my area NG is cheaper to operate than LP gas is.


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11:02AM | 08/27/04
Member Since: 11/11/02
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If you're asking about a cooking appliance, I don't know about "efficiency" but stove surface burners will produce about 20% less heat than the same model when run on natural gas due to the burner orifice changes which will be necessary.

In such a case, unless you get/have a range with high BTW surface burners (15,000+ BTU's), you may find cooking on them unacceptable. Once converted to propane, even those will only generate in the area of 12,000 BTUs but check the range specs.

You probably won't notice any difference in oven use or in a dryer so I guess those come down to convenience of the fuel source.


Dan O.

The Appliance Information Site


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