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Old 10-12-2016, 11:39 AM
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I currently have a gas line feed where my propane tank for my house used to be, capped off of course. I have since build a deck and would like to tie my gas grill to the feed. I first plan to install a shutoff outside at this location than buy a hose to hose to go to the grill.

Is having the shutoff outside approximate to the appliance to code? I believe it is but wanted to check with the plumbers out there. I'll probably do this regardless but would prefer to be code compliant.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:02 PM
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I had this done at my cabin in GA and the gas company put the shut off right next to the grill.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:04 PM
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I had this done at my cabin in GA and the gas company put the shut off right next to the grill.
^^^ same here, they also installed a quick disconnect after the shut off valve so I could move the grill inside in case of a storm.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:10 PM
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I have NG with a shut off valve where it comes out the wall in a sun room

I also have a high and low pressure LP system for my outdoor kitchen. The low pressure has a shut off where it exists the wall and the high where it exists the ground. Code doesn't allow high pressure in walls of structures.
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:17 PM
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I did the same when I built my house......only problem was is by code, I could only run low pressure inside the house, so I plumbed it out the wall to run grills,griddles and such......I am have a high pressure line (underground) ran from the tank to where I need it.....only time I will need it is when we fry fish or boil crawfish or shrimp. Here, code allowed shutoff at the tank, however, I have one at the wall and will have where it comes out of the ground
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Old 10-12-2016, 12:33 PM
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I was assuming that the low pressure feed from the house would be adequate, but I see some mention of needing to run high pressure outside the home. Was planning on removing the grill requlator and using the low pressure feed if that will work. I assume it will as my range and fireplaces have no problem.


From the above it looks like the high pressure was needed for some high output burners.
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The low pressure feed is all you need for the grill. My shut off is next to the grill where I attached a quick connect from the grill. Mine was done by the builder and passed inspection.
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Originally Posted by BACKTOTHESEA View Post
I was assuming that the low pressure feed from the house would be adequate, but I see some mention of needing to run high pressure outside the home. Was planning on removing the grill requlator and using the low pressure feed if that will work. I assume it will as my range and fireplaces have no problem.


From the above it looks like the high pressure was needed for some high output burners
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correct.....low pressure will run pretty much everything but high pressure burners
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I'm the odd man out. With us only having LP I choose not to run it to the grill. My sons are not the best at making sure the grill is turned off. A 20lbs tank is a lesson at 1000lbs tank is too painful to think about. teenage boys grilling for girls they sometimes are not thinking correctly.
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Originally Posted by TTcody View Post
I'm the odd man out. With us only having LP I choose not to run it to the grill. My sons are not the best at making sure the grill is turned off. A 20lbs tank is a lesson at 1000lbs tank is too painful to think about. teenage boys grilling for girls they sometimes are not thinking correctly.
We have this timer problem solved.
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Old 10-12-2016, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by TTcody View Post
I'm the odd man out. With us only having LP I choose not to run it to the grill. My sons are not the best at making sure the grill is turned off. A 20lbs tank is a lesson at 1000lbs tank is too painful to think about. teenage boys grilling for girls they sometimes are not thinking correctly.
My grill is connected to the main natural gas line feeding the entire house. My wife has left our grill on over night.......and it NEVER runs out!
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Originally Posted by djhnsn View Post
We have this timer problem solved.

This is the way to go will pay for itself first time someone forgets to turn the grill off.
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Old 10-12-2016, 04:23 PM
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Shutoff valve and quick-connect fitting. Makes it easier to move for cleaning, etc.
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I had lines run from the tank to two quick disconnect fittings on the patio, each with a shut off valve. One for the smoker and one for the grill. Only issue I had is the pressure regulator on the tank, initially set up for the gas fireplaces in the house, were lower pressure than I think you'd want for a gas grill. Next time I'd have separate regulators for the house gas fireplaces and for the outside grill outlets.
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Old 10-13-2016, 03:37 AM
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Originally Posted by Buoy Scout View Post
I had lines run from the tank to two quick disconnect fittings on the patio, each with a shut off valve. One for the smoker and one for the grill. Only issue I had is the pressure regulator on the tank, initially set up for the gas fireplaces in the house, were lower pressure than I think you'd want for a gas grill. Next time I'd have separate regulators for the house gas fireplaces and for the outside grill outlets.
I also run a professional series range with an IR burner and griddle that all in has over 100,000 BTU input so I don't think I'll have a problem there. I have run the grill, griddle and two burners at once with no issues (about 60k btu). Even in the winter with a low tank it has been fine.
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Mine is tied to my natural gas feed.





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