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Old 03-29-2014, 09:11 AM   #15
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Not at all dangerous. Millions of propane grills are configured this way. Some have the bottle attached on the side. Propane is heavier than air and sinks. It is dangerous in a confined area, not out in the open. I use it on a boat...now that is dangerous.
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Old 03-29-2014, 09:39 AM   #16
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Jim,
Isn't that grill/tank setup the same as every home portable grill?
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Old 03-29-2014, 10:33 AM   #17
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Doesn't anyone see the problem here? Why would someone want to cook near their propane tank, isn't that like using your propane grill inside your garage?
Don't see any difference in safety issues between this and my home BQ with two large tanks sitting right under it right up against my home on a wooden deck.

In the case of Flygal's set up the table for the grill is even safer than my home BQ as the table swings out so that the BQ isn't actually sitting over the tanks.
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For me, the issue would be that you have to move the whole trailer to shield the BBQ from the wind. I'd rather just move the BBQ to the lee side.
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Old 03-29-2014, 12:29 PM   #19
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The difference is at home you lose your grill if there is an accident unless it is too close to your home then you lose everything.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/p...s/v2i3-508.pdf
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The difference is at home you lose your grill if there is an accident unless it is too close to your home then you lose everything.
http://www.usfa.fema.gov/downloads/p...s/v2i3-508.pdf
Yup but still don't see the difference in risk although the value of the loss would be higher in one case than the other - but heck thats what we all pay the big bucks each year for insurance for isn't it? You can loose your home or you could loose your trailer (your traveling home). Seems as I said pretty well the same safety risk level either way.

Interestingly enough most new homes in my area all have direct connection to the gas via an outside wall mount meaning the BQ in most cases is right beside the homes outside wall, many of them have built in BQ's located on an outside wall of the home. This is permitted under the building code and many/most of them are located on large wooden or vinyl decks with homes with wood siding.

The link you posted provided a conclusion as to cause of most BQ fires & injuries, which suggests the leading cause of trouble is lack of maintenance & not necessarily the location of the tank or the BQ:

"CONCLUSION
Many outdoor grill fires could be prevented through periodic maintenance and routine product inspection. Also, homeowners should be made aware of the need for vigilance while cooking on a grill."
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Common sense tells me that one does not have the proper cleaning nor maintenance tools in their rv, let alone at home. In addition there will always be someone who will use this grill attached to their camper while hooked up, so now you have the double whammy of your vehicle and gasoline nearby. To me it is a time bomb, something to avoid at all costs.
By the way the new home hookup mentioned is probably natural gas, not propane.
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By the way the new home hookup mentioned is probably natural gas, not propane.
Yes they are indeed natural gas but the last time I checked on the Dangers goods code it is still considered a Class 2 product in the same category as propane and considered as propane is a flammable gas.
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Not recommending this, but my Weber is in front of a cedar lattice, about a foot away.
I lit up all the burners to clean it ( four plus a smoker burner ) and then forgot about it and went to bed. Next morning, the house was still standing.
I do keep a 5# fire extinguisher on the patio.
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My neighbour 2 springs ago turned on his BQ and then went inside the house to make some cocktails up for his guest. By the time he went outside the BQ which had a tank connection issue had started the overhang the BQ was under on fire and he couldn't get near the tank to shut if off. They pretty well lost the whole house. The neighbours home also suffered damage due to some large trees between the two homes catching on fire and dropping burning branches onto the second home.

This picture was taken from across the harbour from Downtown Vancouver as my neighbours house went up smoke.... was scared at first when I heard the news reports of the actual location of the fire that it might be my own home.
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You could set a grill on this:
Outdoor Kitchenette/Work Station [OBR-EXT-TRAC] - Organized Obie
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I mounted a small Magma grill on the ladder on my pickup camper. Or I could mount it to my handrail.

I wanted a rectangular grill but I had a round skillet that I needed to fit on it and the mounts were much more complicated. This is a boat grill and designed to mount with a single rod and clamp. It was so easy, some of you may want to consider adding a stainless handrail and using this technique.
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