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Natural gas line for BBQ - Maintenance

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Natural gas line for BBQ - Maintenance

Hi all,

I have a NG line outside the house that we never used since we moved in a few years ago. Now I'm contemplating purchasing a NG BBQ set since the old propane one is dead.
Is there any maintenance that needs to be done on the pipe and connector of the gas line outside? I see there are some spider webs inside the connector. Can I blow compressed air to clean it?

I'm all new to NG BBQ and any help will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
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Very little maintenance needed. Pant any metal pipes to prevent corrossion. Keep the end plugged with rubbed end cap when not in use or when disconnected to ensure no spiders get in. Shut off the gas when not needed.
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fdl wrote: Very little maintenance needed. Pant any metal pipes to prevent corrossion. Keep the end plugged with rubbed end cap when not in use or when disconnected to ensure no spiders get in. Shut off the gas when not needed.
Thanks for the tips. Do you disconnect the hose after each use or do you do so only for the winter season?
Also, will compressed air blown in the connector to remove dirt damage it?
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Totoriko wrote: Thanks for the tips. Do you disconnect the hose after each use or do you do so only for the winter season?
Also, will compressed air blown in the connector to remove dirt damage it?
I used to disconnect after every use , which was a little too ocd. Now I keep it connected and then disconnect in the winter, only because I don’t grill in the winter. If I did I would leave it connected in the winter too.

As for the debris, compressed air should be fine. Or maybe a vacuum.
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Peterborough
We use ours all year so have never disconnected. This is our third house with NG. As stated, turn gas off before bbq.
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Toronto
Leave mine connected year round.
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I left mine connected this winter -I BBQ a couple times this winter...fortunately my BBQ is under a covered deck
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Paris
Mine has been connected since 2008 and on for probably 7 of those years.
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Curioprop wrote: We use ours all year so have never disconnected. This is our third house with NG. As stated, turn gas off before bbq.
I leave mine on all year round as well. When I had it hooked it, I was told (by the HVAC tech) to turn off the bbq first, then turn off the valve for the gas.
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May 29, 2006
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I have used mine at least 1000 times over the last 10 years and have never cleaned it or unhooked it, nor painted it, nothing.
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GVA
I leave mine connected but I shut off the valve at the wall in case the line or burner has a leak.

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