When you have the gasoline-powered type generator, you can convert it to a natural gas type. Here are five ways for you to follow on how to convert your portable generator to a natural gas generator.
- Find the carburetor from your generator’s engine and unbolt it. Remove it afterwards. The carburetor works to mix both air and the gasoline you are using. Because you are converting your old generator to a natural gas one, you don’t need the carburetor.
- Unscrew the part that holds up the gasoline you are using. This part is called the float bowl. Along with this part, you will need to remove both its needle and its high speed gasoline jet. These parts supply fuel to your generator.
- Afterwards, you will need to enlarge the jet with the use of a drill bit. Specialized drill bits work well for this task. Also make sure to clearly follow the specs of the conversion kit because the enlargement will really depend on the generator’s model.
- Along with the conversion kit is a sealant. Use this to cover the other passages. There will be some holes and other passages that you can find and these keep your old generator running. You will not need these parts when you convert your portable generator to a natural gas type.
- Finally, take the jet of the natural gas and connect it to the generator’s gas fitting. You also need to make sure that you will not discover or find leaks from the connection. To check this, spray a solution from soap and water and turn the generator on. Look out for bubbles. If you can discover bubbles, there are leaks on the connection. Fix this and your portable generator is now converted to a natural gas generator.