Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 33
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by obviouse VOIDS WARRANTY!
I purchased this kit concurrently with a tru infrared three burner grill. I have a 3/4" line leading to where the system's included line connects to my home. I cannot get the grill's temperature above 450-500*. When I contacted charbroil, they indicated that my valve system must be faulty. This is where the shock happened. INSTALLING THIS SYSTEM VOIDS YOUR WARRANTY. Charbroil refused to send me a warranty valve system because I had 'chosen' to do the natural gas conversion, despite the fact that the conversion only requires removing three tiny nozzles to increase flow and changing bevels. I am ready to sell the grill after this experience.
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Matt Always already to Grill
The Natural Gas conversion kit was easy to install in a reasonable time. I was concerned that it would not produce enough heat at the grill, but with proper warm up it more than met my expectations. It is so nice to know that you will not run out of fuel while BBQing.
December 10, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jefe Natural Gas has its downsides
Overall this conversion kit is a reasonably good product. The quick disconnect coupling on the hose is nice and seems to work well so far. I can see it becoming a problem down the road if it corrodes some and is coupled and uncoupled many times. But for now, its fine. The biggest problem I have with this conversion is the loss of range of heat control with the Red Grill. The Red is great to start with because it can go extremely hot or can be used to BBQ low and slow. Charbroil advertises that the BBQ setting gives you roughly 300F cooking temps and the Rotisserie setting roughly 250F. Well, once you install this kit, I don't think you can get that low anymore. I left all three burners at the new Natural Gas lowest Rotisseri setting and the thermometer reads some 325F after letting it stabilize for along time. The knob bezels make the low setting not so low anymore. I think Charbroil was concerned about the flame blowing out and they went a little too conservative. I think some changes to the bezels are in order. Home-made changes might not be that hard to accomplish.
The only other problem I had was that the box was missing the 4 screws its supposed to come with. I had to go to the other hardware store to get some good quality stainless steel screws. They could have fallen out of the box during shipping since the box wasn't even taped shut.
Installation was pretty easy once you get a NG gas line run within a few feet of your grill location. I'd just really like to be able to turn the flame down a little more.
August 18, 2008
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by 50dollarswasted Waste of money
Charbroil states you must buy this kit for the smallest infrared grill that HD sells. However, you don't use any of the orifices in the kit (for this particular grill)--the NG orifice is embedded behind the LP orifice in this grill. You use the bezels--these are to prevent dialing the grill too high after the conversion. However, they're so poorly made that they don't actually stop the dial from travelling too far. You also get a nice flex gas line in the kit--gee, I just paid XX dollars for a gas line and non-working bezels?...but what can you do? You have to follow the manufacturer's guidelines.
April 10, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Rags Natural Gas Conversion Kit
The kit contained items I did not need, and the gas hose was a little short for my particular application. It would be nice if you could allow your customers to compose their own conversion kits so you get exactly what you need. I loved the simple tool for installing the natural gas orifices, as well as the included selection of orifice inserts. After some experimentation, I found that further modification to the orifice diameter for both burners were indicated. I increase the orifice diameter to 2mm with excellent\ results. I can now bring the temperature of the grill up to 575 degrees fahrenheit using natural gas.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mary A little complicated to install
We needed to get help installing the converter. Directions were unclear. But that said, this is a must if you want to convert to natural gas, so we are happy with the unit, love being hooked up to the natural gas line, no more propane tanks, yeah. Worth the hassle.
April 1, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by NicatNite Works just fine, but...............
My only criticism is more generalized at the nature of converting to Natural Gas vs Propane than this particular product. I am happy with my grill and the convenience of not having to change tanks is well worth converting. There are however some drawbacks. My brother owns the same grill (but uses propane) and says his grill gets up to 500 degrees quickly. Mine on the other hand will barely hit 300 degrees on full blast and takes a while. Also the dial diagrams (Hi & Low) are useless on mine because the conversion process changes the range positioning of the dials.
July 1, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by happycamper The kit is adequate
Not having any other alternative, this is the kit to buy if you want to use natural gas. It does the job. Installation was actually easy though I wasted some time trying to take things apart that didn't need taking apart. One complaint is that the tool provided for loosening and tightening the gas jets is pretty much useless. I'm guessing their plan was to provide a tool that could not over-tighten the new jets, however it simply spun around while trying to take off the original jets (very tight factory job). So, you will need your own hex head set to do the conversion.
August 20, 2011