I just bought a home with a natural gas line that extends to the deck
for use with a natural gas grill. I am pricing out grills, etc., but
want to know how tricky is the process of connecting the grill to the
line. I don' thave to add any piping to get to the point where the
grill would go; I just need to hook up the grill to the line. Has
anyone done this who can give me some advice?
As stated, hardware stores will have what you need. Remember, though, that
propane and natural gas orifices are different, and when you buy a grill, it
has to say it's for natural gas to have the proper orifices. May be stating
the obvious, but many people have made this easy mistake.
Install a female quick connect fitting on the existing gas line.
The grill will come( provided you purchase a NG or convertible grill) with a
flexible gas hose that is fitted with the male quick connect.
Use the rubber protectors that come with each.
Easy connect and disconnect.
FIrst off, your grill needs to be converted to run on NG, or be designed for NG.
Hooking a bottle gas grill to NG will not heat to near the correct level.
Conversion kits are cheap. Then all you need is the proper flex cable.
"Tell me what I should do, Annie."
"Stay. Here. Forever."
Others gave good advice, but I have two things to offer:
Code states that the grill on a gas line be secured in place, no wheels.
Be sure to turn the gas off when done cooking. I read on the barbecue news
group about a guy that wondered why the snow was not sticking on his natural
gas grill. Seems he turned the burner to low and it had been burning for
about two months.
I seem to remember a thread here where person complained of high fuel
bills and the inspector found no snow on the grill, burning all
"I don't have anything against work. I just figure, why deprive somebody who
really loves it."
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