This article has also been viewed 385,181 times. Outdoor kitchen or fire pit areas use black iron pipes and flexible tubing. It should take no more than 30 minutes. Anyhow, Richard was very happy. The installation went flawless and allows Richard the freedom to move his grill under the roof from rain or out in the sunshine.
This is precisely why plumbers are hesitant to commit to these rather simple jobs, because they can get complicated. The previous owner guy never actually used that pipe, and so it has just sat there all these years. Then fill the line with about 25 pounds of air. There is some rust that can be seen at the house end and again at the stub end. When my husband and I first decided to go with a natural gas grill that hooked up directly to our home gas system, we were thrilled to say farewell to propane canisters and the hassle of refilling them. If not, check your local contractor listings. Like most things in life it costs money for convenience.
Suspend the new line from the floor joists with galvanized-steel pipe hangers. The type of pipe used along with the length of replacement add material costs to your overall bill. Many people use their grills almost year round, so it is always a good time to make the move up to a natural gas grill. In some places the type of odorant added to natural gas — so you can smell leaks — sometimes imparts an unpleasant taste to food cooked on a natural gas grill. The biggest disadvantage of hooking up a gas grill to your home gas system is cost. You are no longer limited to grilling hamburgers. Use the appropriate size reducer coupling along with a to connect to the quick connect.
Look to see if you live in one of those areas. Spray liquid soap onto the threaded connections and check for leaks. Radiant heating grills can give you temperatures of more than 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. These tips will get your natural gas grill ready to go from day one! These valves can have a variety of different thread types to accommodate different gas line material. Extending an existing line will be less expensive because it will require less pipe, but in some cases, that may not be as safe or as effective.
Hiring a professional reduces the possibility of leaks, explosions, toxic gas buildup and corrosive or fire damage to the home. Summer is always an exciting time of the year, thanks to cookouts and barbeques! Your best bet is to hire a natural gas plumber to do this for you. Take careful note of the national fire codes. Despite the narrow margin for error, the individual steps are no more demanding than plumbing or electrical work. As you can see above the gas is poked out of the home pretty far. The valve will be at your gas meter on the side of your house and should shut off entirely with a quarter-turn.
The box that gets installed on the side of your home has a couple of unique features. All I have are two photos showing the gas on the inside of the home. The outer fitting will move forward and cover the connection forming a gas joint. You see, the grill companies all got together and agreed to share a system of quick-disconnect fittings that attach to your grill using a 10 foot reinforced safety hose. Most stores will have them available or they can order one for you. In the event of a simple leak, it may be possible to fix it with the replacement of a single section of pipe.
Do you already have a gas line run to your home with a meter installed? This cost may also vary depending on location. They are used whenever working on an appliance or the system as a whole. Of course, if your area lacks natural gas service, you have to choose a charcoal, propane, or electric outdoor grill. The female threaded end of the adaptor connects to your gas source that comes from the house. Because many companies own, install and maintain the lines and meters, they restrict installation to types and contractors they designate. Tubing often corrodes over time, this is especially true at joints where it changes from one type of material to another.
First, natural gas grills and propane grills are not the same thing, so be sure to shop for the right type. The quick connect adaptor is the all brass fitting pictured above. On the right side of the photo you can see an elbow and a union. Natural gas has many benefits. New construction or additions usually include this in the installation price. Of course, I already own a brand new gas grill and the manufacturer Lion tells me you can't convert a Lion grill to propane by just switching the orifice.
It would be best to have an inspector check your line pressure and come back and sign off on it. However, it is not actually necessary to purchase a grill designed for natural gas. Connecting the Grill Step 1 — Turning off the Gas Valve Before using the rubber hose, make sure that the gas valve for this particular port is shut off. What to know before you go for it If you decide to go with a natural gas grill connected to your home gas system, there are some things you should know before you make your grill purchase. For new outdoor kitchens, determine before you shop how much space you have for your grill or kitchen set up. Connecting the quick connect coupling to your gas source can get complicated. Outdoor grilling keeps kitchens cooler and keeps lingering, stale smells outdoors.