A natural gas conversion kit is required to convert a grill from traditional propane gas to natural gas.
Before converting any burner, put all control knobs in the off position. Disconnect the gas supply and remove it from the grill. To begin the conversion process, remove the cooking grates, emitter plates, carryover tubes and main burners per the conversion instruction sheet. Use the orifice removal tool to remove all main burner LP orifices from the valves. Once the LP orifices are removed, replace the burners, carryover tubes, emitter plates and cooking grates.
When converting a propane grill or side burner with a model number ending in "16" or lower, switch out all original knobs for natural gas knobs on the main and side burners by pressing the natural gas control knob onto the valve stem.
When converting a propane grill or side burner with a model number ending in "17" or higher, remove the knobs and install an NG stop pin into each bezel.
SABER® grills have two types of sideburners — Single Valve and Dual Valve. To take apart any sideburner, remove the grate and the burner(s) from the sideburner pan. The orifice-driving tool will unscrew the LP orifice from the end of the side-burner valve. Save the removed LP orifices and the driving tool to convert back to LP. When the LP orifices are removed, replace the grate and burners.
Unscrew the LP hose and regulator, located inside the cabinet on the right hand side. Screw the 10-foot natural gas hose onto the inlet side of the natural gas regulator and tighten it securely using a wrench. Screw the 8-inch hose onto the outlet side of the natural gas regulator and tighten it with a wrench. Secure hose and regulator combination to the manifold connection with a wrench and route the 10-foot natural gas hose out the small grommet in the lower back panel. Secure the hose to the natural gas inlet pipe connected to your house. Confirm the source line pressure is 7" water-column at the inlet side of the NG regulator and the output is 4" water-column pressure at the manifold connection. To connect your grill to the natural gas source, a shutoff valve installed by a professional is recommended. Screw the socket onto the installed gas supply. Insert the unattached end of the gas hose into the socket. Keep the socket attached to the gas source.
Test the natural gas hose for leaks easily. Turn all grill knobs off and brush a soapy solution onto each socket of the hose. If bubbles appear to grow, there’s a leak. Re-tighten the connections, but if the leak can’t be stopped, call SABER for replacement parts.