I run a few websites related to buying, fixing and using Weber grills. Two questions that I get all of the time but have never been able to help with are:
- Where can I get a new frame or side table for my gas grill?
- Where can I find a Weber natural gas conversion kit?
I still don’t have a good lead on replacement frames but I can now finally point people in the direction of a conversion kit!
Finding a conversion kit has gotten hard ever since Weber was bought by a private equity group. Rather than make it easy for you to switch fuel sources Weber wants you to buy a new natural gas grill.
Although Weber used to routinely supply conversion kits they now state that performing the conversion is dangerous and will void your warranty.
Performing the conversion actually looks pretty easy (disclaimer: I have NOT done this myself) and simply involves swapping out the orifice in each burner tube.
Here is how you perform the swap in older grills which have side mounted burner controls:
Here is how you perform the swap in newer grills with front mounted burner controls.
Please note that you will need to use some Pipe Dope to make sure the new orifices do not leak.
You can get the parts you need from this link to grill-repair.com. The parts are pretty cheap at about $6 per orifice.
Remember, Weber says this is dangerous and will void your warranty.
I do NOT have first hand experience in converting fuel sources for grills and as such cannot make an assessment as to whether or not the information in the videos above is reliable.
If you decide to pursue converting your grill then MAKE SURE you check for leaks after the new parts are installed.