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    Heater question....Probably a simple answer

    My neighbor just bought his house. It had a pool with a heater. He is selling the pool and heater. I'm interested in the heater. Its setup right now for propane, but I have natural gas. Are these heaters like most indoor heaters and a kit can be bought to convert from propane to natural gas?

    Or does it completely depend on the make/model of the heater......Which right now, i have no clue about.

    While i'm in discussion about this heater. It has been sitting out beside the pool for the past 2 years unused. Anything special I should look for to make sure its in good shape and in working condition?
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    Re: Heater question....Probably a simple answer

    Walk away

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    Re: Heater question....Probably a simple answer

    Used heaters are chancy. Gas heaters are very sensitive to maintaining proper PH, and you have no way of knowing if that was done or not and no easy way to inspect the heater to get a clear indication of problems in that area. Still, if the price is right

    Conversion between propane/natural gas is normally very easy.
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    If the price is right go for it. Should just be a jet to swap out. If you back out, let me know what he wants for it.


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    Re: Heater question....Probably a simple answer

    Quote Originally Posted by kris77 View Post
    My neighbor just bought his house. It had a pool with a heater. He is selling the pool and heater. I'm interested in the heater. Its setup right now for propane, but I have natural gas. Are these heaters like most indoor heaters and a kit can be bought to convert from propane to natural gas?

    Or does it completely depend on the make/model of the heater......Which right now, i have no clue about.

    While i'm in discussion about this heater. It has been sitting out beside the pool for the past 2 years unused. Anything special I should look for to make sure its in good shape and in working condition?


    It really depends on the heater. Most require a gas valve replacement (or regulator springs) and orifices. Some heater like the pentair master temp only require an orifice.
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    Re: Heater question....Probably a simple answer

    Quote Originally Posted by stebs View Post
    Walk away
    This was my first thought. Waiting till the snow melts to go take a look at it and see what kind it is and how old and etc.....
    Just wondering if the conversion was as simple as a wall mount garage heater or a gas stove or anything else like that.
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