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Virco: NG conversion viods Liability & New Shipment

Posted by alexlee (My Page) on
Mon, Jun 24, 02 at 14:13

Thanks to all for the great posts on the Virco "The Classic" grill. I finally found one last Friday.
I called Virco today about the Natural Gas conversion kit & they said the NG conversion viods the liablity. Does any one know what this means?

Also, They said the a boat load of new grills should be arriving in the US by the end of June. So check back with your 3 or 4 closest Costco's for arrival info.
Note, some Costco's will get more grills & some won't, at least here in Los Angeles, that's why I suggest you try several


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RE: Virco: NG conversion viods Liability & New Shipment

The NG/Liability may mean that if the unit explodes after you convert it to natuarl gas, they don't want to hear about it.

However, I suspect, depending on your state consumer laws, that if any mishap or injury that occurs that can be traced to a manufacturing or design defect could be assigned to Virco as a liability, regardless of what the paperwork that accompanies the kit says. I'm not a lawyer so don't take this as legal advice.

Virco also would have no control over faulty natural gas building lines or extensions, so maybe this is what they are most concerned about, as well as improper kit installation.

I think there is more danger in going from a natural gas setup to a propane setup, however, as propane packs 2.5 times the BTU's per volume as natural gas, and it's at a lot higher pressure, so if you hood up propane to a unit set up for natural gas, you can wind up melting it down or worse.


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