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Code for a grill close to house

Discussion in 'Hardscaping' started by alexschultz1, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,586

    Im having trouble finding this for some reason. How close can i put a built in outdoor grill to a house?
  2. macgyver_GA

    macgyver_GA LawnSite Senior Member
    Messages: 826

    That's a good question. I'm wondering if there is even a code for that since most grills are portable.

    What does the grill manufacturer say? Have you tried calling a local fire department? Maybe they know the regs.

    Personally, I keep my grill about 18" away from my house but I have hardi fiber cement siding. If the house has vinyl siding, the further away, the better.

    I'll say that even at 18" I once had an incident where I forgot to empty my grease drip pan and the grease caught on fire, I had flames shooting out of every hole in the grill and it bubbled the paint on the trim of my house. It didn't really do anything to the hardi siding. I quickly turned off the gas and the flame went out pretty quickly....scorched my ribs though :(
  3. alexschultz1

    alexschultz1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,586

    The house has brick siding but I would be putting it further away than 18"

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