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Regarding Natural Gas BBQ hook up

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Regarding Natural Gas BBQ hook up

Hello,
I am planning to buy a broil king Baron S490 Pro Infrared BBQ w/ natural gas, I have a gas line at my roof top terrace of my townhome.
Just wondering is it hard to attach the BBQ myself to the gas line or should I hire a professional?
have not done this before so just wondering if anyone has any tips or insights


Thank you!
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I am fairly certain you need to have an authorized person to do this. Somebody can correct me if I am wrong
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I am talking about hooking up the BBQ to my gas line that is already there on my roof top.
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firey3 wrote: I am talking about hooking up the BBQ to my gas line that is already there on my roof top.
do you have a hose attached to the line? I am assuming you don't, and still believe you should have somebody connect it to the gas line. Maybe attach a pic?
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Does the house already have a quick connect/shut off installed? Does your BBQ already have the male end of the gas line coupler installed? If yes to both questions, then all you need to do is plug the hose in and open the gas line valve. If not, then you need to call in a gas fitter to install the quick connect box etc. To be honest, the install isn't hard to do but gas leaks are no joke.

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redsfan wrote: do you have a hose attached to the line? I am assuming you don't, and still believe you should have somebody connect it to the gas line. Maybe attach a pic?
Typically the line will have a quick connect at the end, so anybody can connect the flex line to the BBQ. No gas fitter is going to come to your house to plug in a flex line, unless you pay them $150+.
dealhunting wrote: Does the house already have a quick connect/shut off installed? Does your BBQ already have the male end of the gas line coupler installed? If yes to both questions, then all you need to do is plug the hose in and open the gas line valve. If not, then you need to call in a gas fitter to install the quick connect box etc. To be honest, the install isn't hard to do but gas leaks are no joke.
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engineered wrote: Typically the line will have a quick connect at the end, so anybody can connect the flex line to the BBQ. No gas fitter is going to come to your house to plug in a flex line, unless you pay them $150+.
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dealhunting wrote: Does the house already have a quick connect/shut off installed? Does your BBQ already have the male end of the gas line coupler installed? If yes to both questions, then all you need to do is plug the hose in and open the gas line valve. If not, then you need to call in a gas fitter to install the quick connect box etc. To be honest, the install isn't hard to do but gas leaks are no joke.

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image isnt showing up. Just google bbq quick connect box

This is what I have outside, what you guys think?
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firey3 wrote: This is what I have outside, what you guys think?
OK, so no quick connect fitting. You'll have to have one installed. You can DIY install it with pipe dope, but I think that's against the regulations.
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Some BBQs come with the connect. Othetwise, make sure you get the right size. Most are now 1/2 inch but some are 3/4. You can puck it up at HD or Lowes or any BBQ store. Use pipe dope the treades and do a soapy water test. Your right at the shut off so not much gas will excape if there is a leak. Remember, don't over tighten the connection.

Depending on where you buy the BBQ, they may have someone who could do this for you. Total project time is a couple of minutes at most.
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Take the cap off and screw one of these on. It is NPT threading so it seals as it tightens, but you can add tape or dope rated for metal fittings if you want to be double sure.

Connect the bbq, open the valve, check for leaks ( you will smell it) if nothing open the valves on the bbq and fire it up.
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If using tape, you want gas tape which s thicker than normal teflon tape and is yellow(?) in colour.
Cream rises to the top. So does scum.
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Would you happen to know the relevant code reference as to how t tape is to be applied?
thriftshopper wrote: If using tape, you want gas tape which s thicker than normal teflon tape and is yellow(?) in colour.
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jonnyb wrote: Would you happen to know the relevant code reference as to how t tape is to be applied?
No idea. Just used it when I converted a grill from NG to LP. Was recommended in the kit instructions. Did the job at least with the soapy bubble test.
Cream rises to the top. So does scum.
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jonnyb wrote: Would you happen to know the relevant code reference as to how t tape is to be applied?
Not necessarily yellow
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