Venting 2021

So this year's rant.. I live in a condo and a neighbor has a gas grill on the second floor deck. These are illegal. I sent letters to the office and was told they called the resident and that was all they could do. When I moved in someone here yelled at me and sent me a copy of the "book of rules". Apparently gas grill tanks explode and can cause a fire. Welcome 2021..


An H-town Life rant thread is my rant. Real ranters ron’t rant rere, Reggie :-(

Be great to really speak our minds, or lack thereof.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Propane anywhere within 5 feet of structure -including decks is against state fire codes -
do what you need to so this can be enforced - in multifamily dwellings


eh.....on propane ---- it depends....fyi --- 125 is bigger than those vertical tubes, it's a fat-boy vertical. Thank goodness since many of us propane bbq close to home....

Tanks under 125 gallons water capacity:
must be at least 10 feet from a window air conditioner
must be placed a minimum of 5 feet from a crawl space opening

Tanks 125-500 gallons water capacity:
must be placed a minimum of 10 feet from a building
must be at least 10 feet from a line of adjoining property

Tanks up to 2000 gallons water capacity:
must be placed a minimum of 25 feet from the building
no part of an underground tank of this size shall be less than 10 feet from a building or line of adjoining property

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

Natural gas or electric grills are the only ones permitted on condo decks.
If association will not respond, contact the County Fire Marshall’s office. They’ll happily write a violation.
I believe it is $350 for a violation.


I am real confuse. Can anyone make sense of this?

https://www.njcondoblog.com/insight/5-feet-or-10-feet-which-is-it-the-confusion-within-the-nj-fire-code-regarding-portable-propane-bbq-grills/

strangerdanger strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

strangerdanger

Lawyerspeak, all the way on that blog, blah, blah blah, blah, blah blah blah.
Got bored about halfway through and saying get to the blanking point without the sidebars and clicked it off.


Mmadone- contact someone on the Board and INSIST that they have the Mgt. Co. send out a warning. Don’t let them blow you off.
Squeaky wheel.
County Fire Marshal would LOVE to write a violation.
Had similar problem.
If in Warren County, depending on the Twp.,
Town won’t handle it they just do smoke
certifications.
They’ll refer you to the County.
And they take their job VERY seriously.


Gee Phil, given your precision, figured that would be roght up your alley.

I have a cement floor open porch with roof with cathedral ceiling roof n wall more than 5 ft away. I’m sticking with the bbq there.

My 100lb range/generator tank is next to house and has been through umpteen inspections.

Like I said, very confusing.

Strangerdanger Strangerdanger
2 weeks ago

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