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Subject:  Use of BBQ Grills on condo patios
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AlexL1
(Florida)

Posts:305


04/09/2008 7:29 AM  
I thought I saw someplace where BBQ grills were not allowed on the small condo patios, whether it be a downstairs or an upstairs unit. I did search the archives here but did not find anything. Now sure, then, if it is allowed or not.... Has anyone had experience(s) with BBQ grills and their use in condo complexes?
JosephW
(Michigan)

Posts:882


04/09/2008 8:10 AM  
Some local municipalities prohibit some types or all grills on balconies. Check with your local fire department. I would stongly recommend that ground floor owners with patios or decks be required to keep them a specified distance away from the home as they have been the cause of many multi-family home fires. Not as big a problem in single family home communities where they only burn down their own home, but in condos or townhouses, they usually take a few more units with them. Propane isn't any safer. A condo a few miles from me lost 5 units when the tank on one exploded because it wasn't hooked up right. Of course it was right against the building.

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DeborahW1
(Michigan)

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04/09/2008 8:10 AM  
In Ann Arbor the ordnances only allow electric grills on balconeys/decks of multi-dwelling units (apartments/condos).

In other cities/townships it can be only charcoal grills aren't allowed. But Gas and electric are.

You should check the local laws (fire codes?) regarding grills on balconies/decks. And also the regs of your condo -- it should be specified there as well.
GlenL
(Ohio)

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04/09/2008 4:18 PM  
In Ohio all charcoal grills and all gas grills having a propane tank larger than a nominal 1 pound (0.454kg) LP gas capacity shall not be used on combustible balconies or within 10 feet (3048mm) of combustible construction of any buildings larger than a two family.

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