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BBQs NOT allowed in apartments/condos! IS there a reason??

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BBQs NOT allowed in apartments/condos! IS there a reason??

Hey, I was just wondering why BBQs weren't allowed in apartments. We just snuck one in. Is there a reason why I should get rid of it?
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low dealz wrote:Hey, I was just wondering why BBQs weren't allowed in apartments. We just snuck one in. Is there a reason why I should get rid of it?
It is not allowed to use. It is not disallowed to store one inside your apartment. Hence, you don't have to get rid of it.

Reason: smoke affecting your neighbour. Dirty the windows. Higher chance of fire.

I assume you don't mean to use it within your apartment. If so, smoking alarm.
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low dealz wrote:Hey, I was just wondering why BBQs weren't allowed in apartments. We just snuck one in. Is there a reason why I should get rid of it?
That could void your agreement.
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+ fire department might come and make a big scene.
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My neighbor was on the board of my condo and he told me the reason is that bringing in propane tanks through the common areas was not allowed under the condo corporations's fire insurance.
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So I guess I should get rid of it (just in case some freak accident happens where a fire blows up my propane tank and kills all my neighbours???)

I know a few ppl in my apt have it, but we were told during the lease that they were disallowed.
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low dealz wrote:So I guess I should get rid of it (just in case some freak accident happens where a fire blows up my propane tank and kills all my neighbours???)

I know a few ppl in my apt have it, but we were told during the lease that they were disallowed.
I did not say to get rid of it, alot of people in the condo have them anyway.

You could keep it until management complains.

Another option is an electric grill which heats the bricks. Not as nice as a good gas BBQ but they are decent.
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one problem with BBQ (besides being a major fire hazzard) is that when you cook on them where does all the smoke and heat go?

You guessed it, up into you neighbours (through the window, balcony) and in the hallway.


If you really want to start a good fire I recommend dropping a frozen turkey into a deep fryer with overheated oil and leaving it unattended. :cheesygri
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low dealz wrote:Hey, I was just wondering why BBQs weren't allowed in apartments. We just snuck one in. Is there a reason why I should get rid of it?


- you might be in violation of your rental/purchase aggreement
- you might be in violation of fire codes (possible fines)
- you might be negating all of your insurance coverage
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I can clear up the Condo rationale (and perhaps some larger apartment buiuldings as well).

It is a fire regulation that you can't transport items such as propane tanks in passenger elevators. As a result, even though our condo had an adundance of balconies, bbqs were restricted. Some residents argued that they would take the propane up the stairs (yeah, right - to the 21st floor!!) so in order to keep the peace the condo enforced the rule for all residents - no bbqs.

The only exception was the electric style which, while not as nice as a fire-breathing bbq, is still a nice change from frying up a steak in a pan on the stove :)
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yjxiao wrote:what about charcoal grills?

They're the best for flavor anyway ;)

Oh no, here comes the flames hahaha. No pun there.
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mrs. jed's last apt only allowed 10lbs or less tanks, but did allow tanks. In case of a fire, certainly less fuel to add to the fire.
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That's a pic of the condo complex next to mine. On one side everything was melted and scorched, if there had been propane tanks on the decks they might have exploded or burned and started my complex on fire too. So I'm glad our condo association doesn't allow propane BBQs (every deck has a natural gas outlet).

Thanks to the firefighters who saved my condo. :)

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