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bought a Jackson grill last year - was on propane, now just got converted to natural gas...

problem is it doesnt seem to get too hot..the installer apparently did get the natural gas conversion complete with different size orifaces (i guess ).. i complained to dealer who sent back someone, who stuck his head in there for a bit...but service guy said it seems to be fine...whatever.

it will get to a little over 400,,,but thats it. even with three burners on high for an hour. the guage reads 425, sometimes 450 but usually just over 400 F.

to me, it doesnt seem to grill very well, when it doesnt sear the meat, everything seems to be too well done, with the outside not having that blackened grill look... it was a fairly expensive unit,, and i recall propane being hotter.

anything a guy could do (i heard you could 'drill' out the orifaces larger,, but i dunno.)

any help....pls !!!

we have a little broil king at the cottage, and it heats to over 600 and cooks a medium rare steak at 4 min a side !!! which blows away this big hunk of stainless steel POS.
 

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You converted from propane to natural gas? Hank Hill is going to come around and give you a thumping.
 

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Get rid of the "flame defusing system" and put some expanded steel over the burners, then put lava rock on top of the expanded steel. I have found that it works quite well, plus the grease will drip on the lava rock and burn off giving you that smoky charcoal flavor.
 

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That's strange,becuase natural gas has a higher b.t.u. rating than propane,
if I remember correctly,the orfice size for propane is 28 thousands and natural is 35 thousands.
 

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That's strange,becuase natural gas has a higher b.t.u. rating than propane,
if I remember correctly,the orfice size for propane is 28 thousands and natural is 35 thousands.[/quote

It almost sounds like he didn't install the larger natural gas orfice,take orfice to a gas place and get the size confirmed, if that doesn't work contact the manafacturer.
 
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