how to install a natural gas bbq line for your barbeque grill. note this is for illustration purposes only do not attempt without consulting a qualified gas fitter and follow all local codes.
build the frame. make corner posts for each box: using a circular saw, cut eight lengths of 2x4 to the height you want the finished counter to be, minus the thickness of the countertops and the height of the metal post standoffs. using a drill/driver, screw the 2x4s together in pairs with 2½-inch deck screws.
with coal, you're dealing with the removal of a hot lid that can scorch wood if placed directly on it. either have scrap wood to rest the lid on, or bricks/tile to prevent damage to the deck. with a gas grill, overflow of cooking juices is more of a problem. keep the grease trap clean and place a drip tray in the bottom
although many people utilize natural gas to cool and heat their home, it is not often thought of as an energy source for a bbq grill. however, natural gas can indeed be used safely and efficiently for a grill. it has a number of benefits over other energy sources, and the cost of installation is
it gives viewers step by step installation instructions for building an outdoor kitchen that can be enjoyed by families and friends on the deck or a patio. grill surrounds are an easy way to not
raised-deck grilling station. this relatively simple structure preserves views from across the deck while providing shelter, light, counter space, and a sitting area. a fully integrated built-in grill doesnt need the 2-ft. to 3-ft. clearances that are required by rolling grills.
making a grill area on a deck requires you to first think about where the grill will actually be located. make a grill area on a deck with help from a landscape designer in the dc metro area in
the bbq gas grill is mounted on wheels and although the rear wheels have locks, a strong wind can push the grill across the deck and possibly damage something a neighbor had this happen to them. to prevent a strong wind from blowing it around, the grill was secured to the deck using simpson strong tie metal straps model lsta9 as shown:
the barbeque grill housing itself provides the majority of fire-protection. it's a controlled flame covered by the lid for most of the cooking, so risk is small. however, if the overhang is unusually low, then consider covering it right above the bbq with something easy to install, like stainless steel or tin sheets.
3. tie the grill to a nearby structure that's anchored, such as a deck or porch. leave a gap of at least 3 feet to prevent fires. use nylon rope that's labeled to support at least 100 pounds.
dont let the following mistakes trip up your plans to install the ultimate backyard barbeque. you may think an overcooked sirloin or, if youre a vegetarian, an eggplant burnt beyond recognition spells disaster, but a gas explosion or an electrical fire could be a lot more catastrophic.
fire danger. if you grill on a wooden deck, have a fire extinguisher handy and keep your eyes on the grill and surrounding deck area at all times. natural dangers some backyard decks are near trees, vines, branches and leaves that could easily catch fire if they brushed against the grill, flames or hot surface.
bbq coach highly recommends always hire a licensed plumber to hook up gas lines. we filmed our plumber hooking up our gas line for our gas grill. we hope this video helps the diyers. always check
place your tv at least 6 feet away from a fireplace or bbq. once you find that perfect location what installation method do you go for? existing wall a wall on your deck or your fence makes for a sturdy attachment surface and is easier than having to build a structure or require concrete footings.
preparing the deck. install a waterproof, crack-isolation membrane over the top of the deck mud according to manufacturers instructions. adhere to all guidelines for seams and caulking between the membrane and vertical walls or allowing overlap of the walls.
1. check to confirm that the home's natural gas system has enough capacity to support a barbecue grill. 2. use a pipe wrench to turn off the gas at the gas meter. 3. tap into the existing gas line and run a new line out to the gas grill location. 4. apply pipe-joint compound to each threaded connection and tighten with a pipe wrench. 5.
new gas pipe will be installed to relocate the bbq grill well outside the porch. my plan is to bring the gas pipe up through the wood deck to a burnaby gas plug mounted to a support block against the 4×4 deck rail post.
replacement barbeque grill mounting posts. grills mounting on in-ground posts used to keep the regulator and valves attached within the post. today very few bbq grill companies make in-ground or deck-mount models. mhp and solaire still make post mount grills but these gas grill replacement parts are for older grills whose mounting posts need to be repaired or replaced.
my brother in law is a gas fitter and we did a natural gas line for his bbq a few years ago. we teed it into the line supplying the furnace and ran a flex hose through the basement ceiling to a hole we drilled in the foundation. it was then connected to a shut off valve, and secured to the outside of the foundation.
supplies. install a deck floodlight or use a clip-on grill light so you can see your culinary skills at work. also, consider placing a utility cart or table near your grill; it will help differentiate your grill area from the rest of your deck and provide a resting place for your grilling supplies.
the benefit of using this grill is that its easy to set up and comes with a pedestal mount, which you can install anywhere on your deck. this lets you safely install the grill in a location thats convenient for you. the downside of this grill is that it takes a while to heat up and doesnt distribute heat evenly.
it will run down the side and back of the house, against the concrete foundation. then i was going to 'hang' it underneath the deck, up to the point where i would put the grill. i don't see any chance of physical damage to the pipe, since the deck is so low - so no one is swinging ladders under there, etc.
hooking up a natural gas grill to an existing gas line on your patio or deck is a rather simple matter of connecting the 10 ft. flexible hose to the quick connect coupling. connecting the quick connect coupling to your gas source can get complicated. the quick connect adaptor is the all brass fitting pictured above.
before you read about venting an outside grill on the inside of your house, i do not recommend placing a grill inside unless you prepare correctly. even then, i still heavily advise against it. you can read more about the top mistakes to avoid when buying an outdoor bbq grill by clicking this link. how to vent an outdoor grill
we sized it wide enough for one person to cook and long enough for the grill, grill master, and a small table or cooler---4-feet x 8-feet. the two long outside pieces are 8-feet long. the two shorter end pieces are 44-inches. cutting them 45-inches is an exact fit for a 4-foot deck board.