How do I convert my Aga Four Two gas hob to LPG? Is it just nipples and taps?
Coming from an engineering background, I have studied the exploded diagram/parts list.
It will be the burner jets on the top and the one for the oven (the pressure is higher, so the holes are smaller)
Hi there and thanks for responding. I know that most hobs will have a regulator that needs either replacing or adjusting to cope with the higher pressure for LPG, but on the exploded diagram there is no regulator. In the parts list they show that there are two types of taps (one for natural gas and one for LPG). What I was wondering is if the taps are acting as individual regulators or whether replacing the taps is because of the corrosive nature of LPG towards some of the components (seals or o rings etc)? Also, how about setting the low flame? Do you know if there are adjusters on the Aga taps? The ovens on the four two cookers are electric so they don't figure in the conversion. If replacing the taps, as I am going to do anyway, is it OK to reuse the existing metal pipes between the taps and the burners, given that they are compression type joints? Or do they need replacing? Obviously I will be checking everything for Gas Tightness so if there are leaks I will pick it up then. Aga themselves did not want anything to do with a conversion and would not respond to emails or phone calls. Pretty good customer service considering the cooker is just shy of £3,000!
Relist: Answer quality. Need more in depth information not "just change the jets" with no mention of regulators gas tightness checks etc etc. Given that corgi registered or "competent person" has to do the work and Agas intransigence to help with info, need to know the finer details. My own research seemed to produce more info than I received from the "Expert".
32 years practical systems experience: computer/phone, automotive, appliance, & electrical control
Thanks for putting my mind at rest with regards XX XXX regulator side of things. The rest it seems is, as I summised, common sense. Regards, S.
You are welcome!