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Old 03-18-2013, 01:49 PM   #1
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So I have been looking for a new natural gas grill that I will tie into my ng line right by my tankless water heater I am about to install but after going to the local home improvement stores it seems like there aren't as many good options for a ng grill. I was hoping to find something around $300 but that search isn't going so well. Are there any recommendations? I don't need anything too big even a 2-burner would be fine.

So far I am leaning towards a Master Forge 4-Burner (on sale at lowes for 299) then would need the conversion kit for another 70 bucks. The other option would be the weber spirit 2-burner for 470. A bit more than what I wanted to spend but have a feeling it will be a better and longer lasting grill.

You guys know of any good ng grills in this price range?

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Old 03-18-2013, 02:00 PM   #2
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Last year we put in a natural gas line to the back patio.

Over the winter I was able to obtain a:
-Broilmaster P3BLW head with the bowtie burner.
-DCB1 black painted cart
-one side drop down shelf

It was a little pricey but it is built like a tank. Going to debut it as soon as winter is done.
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:08 PM   #3
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Looks like a great setup!
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Old 03-18-2013, 03:27 PM   #4
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...it seems like there aren't as many good options for a ng grill.
You guys know of any good ng grills in this price range?
I really thought that NG meant a conversion kit. LINK
Buy whatever grill that suits then change the regulator & orifices.

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NG is the way to go. Never run out of gas. I bought a Weber. No conversion kit --- you buy either an LP model or NG model. Besides the correct size orifice, my NG model came with a long hose (you are unlikely to hard pipe to a spot 6" below the grill) and a quick connect. The problem you are having is that at a hardware store they are only going to stock what they can sell the most of. I would have thought that even the hardware store would be willing to order in the NG unit. But I bought my grill at a store that specializes in grills.
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Old 03-18-2013, 04:07 PM   #6
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Yeah will probably go with the Weber S-210 from home depot or lowes around 470 already converted with a 10' flex hose. Seems a little high for a 2 burner grill but its all I need and I guess you are paying for a weber.
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My last house, we had a NG hookup and bought a NG grill right when we moved in. It was the throw-away $289 "Charbroil" brand from Menards, but it lasted the 5 summers we lived there. I left it with the house when we moved, but I would've probably replaced in in another year or two if we stayed there. The guts were starting to get a little flimsy. Then again, my current Kenmore propane grill that cost twice as much is about the same condition after the same period of use.
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Got my 4 burner plus pot ring in stainless and black from Walmart 5 years ago for 289.00.
It is great shape yet.
Came as NG with hose and quick connects.
Had to assemble myself though.
That is in Canada with a lower dollar right then.
Buy a cover to keep it dry and the snow off as moisture is a killer on burners.
Mine has too much snow around to get to right now and I don't remember the brand.
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17 years ago I bought a Ducane NG grill. Spent about 500 (more than I wanted to at the time) and worth every penny. Last summer I finaly had to replace the grate that holds the briquetts as it was starting to finaly burn thru in some spots. They have since been bought out by Weber. I think Weber still markets the brand though. Mine is permanantly mounted on the corner of my covered patio and it get used all year. Just did steaks the other night while it was snowing
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Saw the Ducane Affinity 3100 on sale at Home Depot for $250 for today only but it is LP model. Just called up Ducane to ask if they offered a conversion kit or even the model in NG and they said no and would not recommend doing it yourself. I have seen several writeups on converting them by drilling out the orifices and was wondering if this would be possible for this grill?
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My advice would be to visit a local appliance store (not a big box) and see what they have to offer. My local shop carried the ducane brand before they were bought out. They do carry the Weber models now so the ducane is probably included as well. I know their guys are trained in servicing these. Ducane as well as all of the other brands will not sell the conversion kits to you due to the liability isues. This is where a dedicated appliance shop can be helpfull.

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