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Can I convert a natural gas rheem water heater ( Model Pro

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can I convert a natural gas rheem water heater ( Model Pro G50 - 38NrH66) to LP and if so how to do so economically?
JA: How long has this been going on? And how severe is the problem?
Customer: For 5 months and the burner which was taken out today was black
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: No, unless it is easy and safe.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: I don't know what else to tell. The unit was bought new.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: HVAC
Expert:  canuck the pro replied 11 months ago.

Hi, I'm Mike and I have 20+ years of experience in the home improvement field. I'll be glad to assist you today.

Expert:  canuck the pro replied 11 months ago.

There is not a conversion kit for this water heater. The older types could be converted but with the advanced technology and the flammable vapor sensor it is not possible. Hopefully you have the option to return it to the store and get an LP version.