Natural gas burners or fryers?

pmignini Writes:

"I want to get a natural gas turkey fryer this fall. I've done a lot of net searches and called a few vendors, but no one has any natural gas models (they are all propane or electric). So, I have two questions:

1) Does anyone know of a natural gas stand-alone burner I can use for a turkey fryer?

2) If I have to get a propane burner, can I convert it to natural gas? If so, how?

I read prior posts regarding fryers and thought perhaps there is new info since last year and the spring."


November 21, 2006 at 8:33 am

(1) Elaine says:

I was wondering the same thing. I did convert my gas grill and would like to know if you were successful.

March 30, 2007 at 2:57 pm

(2) Mark M says:


I’m using 2 turkey burners to boil maple sap into syrup but was hunting for info on natural gas burners, for next year’s sugar season….


April 7, 2007 at 8:07 pm

(3) Walt Thornwald says:

Two natural gas models on this page.

April 15, 2007 at 1:57 am

(4) TREY says:


March 4, 2008 at 10:01 pm

(5) Jared Guidry says:

I build and sell natural gas burners to boil seafood. They are made of stainless steel and work great. I am just starting to sell them on the internet and my site is These burners should work good for the syrup boiling process and I plan on designing natural gas turkey fryers sometime in the near future.

Feel free to contact me at

November 20, 2008 at 10:20 pm

(6) Wyatt says:

So here is how to convert your standard Turkey fryer from propane to natural gas. This assumes you already have a natural gas pipe with quick attach coupler. I have tried it myself and can testify that it works.

I can easily switch my gas line from my natural gas grill and back. No more carrying propane tanks! No more running out of gas at the worst time!

1. cut off the gas hose on the turkey fryer next to the propane regulator. Throw it away.

2. Cut the end of a quick connect hose that come in the gas grill conversion kit available at most hardware store.

3. Use double male end splicers from the plumbing department with hose clamps to connect the two cut ends of the hose.

4. This will work as is but is under fueled because the nozzle is set for the higher pressures of propane making the burner under powered. To convert the nozzle, use a 1/16 or 5/64 drill bit and drill out the opening in the nozzle. Start small and work up. The 5/64 is quite a flame.

5. Use the quick connect to attach to your gas line and light.

November 26, 2008 at 8:28 pm

(7) Mark says:

If I understood you, Wyatt, you tossed the regulator and have it direct connected to your natural gas connection, right? Are you using the shut-off valve to control the flame?

February 1, 2009 at 8:30 am

(8) 9 lives says:

Why are the Natural Gas Turkey Fryers so expensive to purchase? Why would I not go out and just get a propane fryer and drill it out and make a direct connect?

Am I missing something?
Does natural gas ruin the propane burner or something? I think I have heard that you blow burners in your BBQ when you convert. Not sure why, though. Help me out folks. Thanks.

April 1, 2009 at 10:35 am

(9) Robert says:

The problem with natural over propane is that the natural gas doesn’t have enough pressure to get the flame hot enough. Propane is under pressure and burns much, much hotter.

April 11, 2009 at 4:39 pm

(10) skifiddle says:

You look up “gas orifices” online. If you don’t know the Btu/hr rating of your liquefied petroleum (LP) unit, find what size yours is with the back of drill bits. Drill out to the size in the nat gas column. Get a Nat gas regulator off a discarded stove. Nat gas is burned at about 5 inches water column (in w.c.) vs 11 for LP. Have a gas rated ball valve threaded to the output of the regulator.

July 7, 2009 at 8:28 pm

(11) njerseydevilbrewer says:
130,000 btu need we say more?

October 6, 2009 at 9:22 am

(12) jerry says:

Works Perfect!

April 29, 2010 at 9:05 pm

(13) Wayne says:

A burner from an old furnace would be great for heating a large vat or tank. I kept the burner from my old furnace (natural gas) it is 140,000 btu
I use it for a large outdoor built in grill

July 6, 2010 at 12:19 am

(14) John C says:

OK! So you want to convert your LP gas turkey fryer to a natural Gas. This is the best and safest with the most BTU’s. First throw away the gas line with gas regulator and throw away your burner. Alright, you don’t have to throw it away I guess you could sell the stuff on eBay. Now go to website and buy the 23 tIP NATURAL GAS WOK JET BURNER for $25.00. There is a guy on eBay selling them for $35.00. This burner is 100,000 BTU. And if you want to see the burner in action then go to YouTube and type in 23 tip burner. After you get the burner and mount in place of your old one. Use a 10” piece of black gas pipe to come from the burner and install a 1/2” gas ball valve on the other end of the pipe. Now go to Lowe’s or Home depot and in their gas grill section you can buy a natural gas hose kit that comes with the quick disconnect fitting for $39.00. You will also need a fitting to go from 3/8″ to 1/2″ to attach the hose to the ball valve. There you go, you will have a 100,000 BTU natural gas turkey fryer with a powerful but safe burner to keep your oil at 350 degrees. You use the ball gas valve to regulate the burner output.

September 3, 2010 at 5:31 pm

(15) John says:

This sounds great John C, but I wonder about the mounting of the wok burner to the existing fryer stand. How is this done?