This part # 18100 is for converting a natural gas burning stove to LP - PROPANE CONVERSION KIT for any Robertshaw 7000 valve using a Thermopile millivolt generator only and no smaller thermocouple like some newer valves. This is specifically for the Earth Stove gas stove series made with the earlier pilot assemblies like: TG40, TG440, BV40, GL40 and more
This part#18100 includes variable flame height control regulator, pilot orifice and main burner orifice for a 40,000 btu gas heater - with a #51 opening.
CAUTION! CONVERSIONS OF GAS VALVES SHOULD ONLY BE DONE BY TRAINED TECHNICIANS AS CHANGES LIKE THIS CAN BE VERY DANGEROUS CAUSING EXPLOSIONS AFTER REPAIRS, IF NOT DONE CORRECTLY.
Here is a lower cost REGULATOR ONLY option.
To convert to PROPANE GAS you will add a regulator part number L38-370-WHS-JS
To convert to NATURAL GAS you will add a regulator part number L38-369-WHS-JS-
We can offer the regulator only, by itself to convert the valve and orifices may be available separately from us or other sources. If you are converting from propane/LP gas to Natural Gas then the hole will be larger and the old orifice can be drilled out to fit the new size. It is possible to have a welding shop put a weld a dab of brass on the brass orifice to close the hole if it is too large and then redrill with the correct super small orifice drill bit for a smaller size orifice hole. When drilling orifice holes be sure to scrape away any burrs caused in drilling because burrs can cause a whistling in operation. We do have photos we can send of a variety of different orifices but don't have sources for all of them.
Our free parts lists in the documents section can confirm which parts your stove needs. If you need a conversion kit for another model of stove we can probably get it but need to know the valve brand and model and orifice sizes and types for the burner. Send us the information and photos if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org to make special orders.
Look thru the gas replacement parts we have listed under Stove Parts & Repair/Gas Stove Parts/gas valves, pilot assemblies, thermocouples and thermopiles and you might find what you need listed there.
Warning! Gas stoves are very dangerous appliances and faulty repairs can easily lead to explosions causing damages and death. Hire local licensed contractors specializing in gas appliance repairs from local stove dealer's staff or heating and air conditioning service companies once you have found the parts you need or rely on them to identify and select the parts for efficient and safe repairs. Wood Heat Stoves & Solar, www.WoodHeatStoves.com and staff members have no liability for damages or injuries resulting from the purchase of these parts from us.
Shop notes - JSL38-370, JSL39-576, LX#51 H1875
This product was added to our catalog on Tuesday 30 November, 1999.