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

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temporalillusion wrote: 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. :)
A small propane tank explosion will not fired it to where you took the picture (assuming that is where your complex is). In Hong Kong, in the old days and even now, almost every unit has one or more propane tanks. They are much bigger than the BBQ tank. They are located in the kitchen and bathroom. In where my brother lives now (my home in Hong Kong) still has them. There were propane tank explosions in fire but it does not travel that far away.

I would worry about the natural gas outlets much more.
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Soem condos let you use BBQs on the penthouse suites (noone above you). Mine didn't, but I snuck one up anyways. Lived there for 1.5 years and noone complained.
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gman wrote:A small propane tank explosion will not fired it to where you took the picture (assuming that is where your complex is). In Hong Kong, in the old days and even now, almost every unit has one or more propane tanks. They are much bigger than the BBQ tank. They are located in the kitchen and bathroom. In where my brother lives now (my home in Hong Kong) still has them. There were propane tank explosions in fire but it does not travel that far away.

I would worry about the natural gas outlets much more.
oohh.. so its not like the movies eh?
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I'm not a chemist, but apparently propane is lighter than air and will settle and pool if you used it on the balcony. Imagine someone lighting a cigarette unbeknownst that his neighbor above was bbq'ing. Big bang is what's going to happen.
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Emancipated wrote:I'm not a chemist, but apparently propane is lighter than air and will settle and pool if you used it on the balcony. Imagine someone lighting a cigarette unbeknownst that his neighbor above was bbq'ing. Big bang is what's going to happen.
1) If it's lighter than air, why would it "settle" on the balcony as opposed to drifting away?

2) If it's lighter than air, why would the propane drift down to a neighbor one floor below who's lighting up? And how would the neighbor flick his butt up one entire floor to the balcony?
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Emancipated wrote:I'm not a chemist, but apparently propane is lighter than air
Not a chemist! :lol:

Propane is heavier than air.

Did everyone miss RC51's post? I think it clearly explained the reasoning why.
rc51 wrote:- 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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