Can I have a gas grill on my deck?

Barbecue Safety

  • Never use gasoline on any grill.
  • Supervise children whenever any grill is in use.
  • Use of all barbecue grills should be away from the house in the backyard. 

Gas Grills

  • All LP gas cylinders with a capacity between 4 to 40 pounds. must be equipped with an overfill protection device.
  • Keep all LP-gas outside, three feet away from building openings such as doors, windows, dryer vents and air intake vents.
  • LP-gas grills are not permitted inside or on balconies above the first floor of any building where people live.
  • LP-gas is heavier than air and sinks. A leaky grill could pose a hazard to people below. Possible ignition sources include smoking materials, air conditioners, compressors, pilot lights and cars.
  • Make sure all connections are tight and secure.
  • We recommend LP-gas canisters be ten feet away from the house, if possible, especially when in use.

Charcoal Grills

Use only charcoal lighter fluid to start charcoal grills. Once the coals have been lighted, never add more lighter fluid to the fire. Flames may travel up the stream of lighter fluid resulting in serious burns.

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1. I am selling my house and I was told I need a smoke detector inspection, where should I put them?
2. I am building a new house, what are the smoke detector requirements for New Construction?
3. What are the smoke detector requirements for an apartment building with 3 to 6 units?
4. Do I need Carbon Monoxide Detectors?
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6. Can I have a gas grill on my deck?
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