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4 Things You Need to Know About Your Natural Gas Grill

Written by

Sean Mathy

After you’ve taken the grill out of the box, assembled it and are ready to start impressing people with your grilling skills there are a couple of things to keep in mind.  These tips will get your natural gas grill ready to go from day one!

1) Water column pressure (WCP) - Natural gas grills are designed to run off certain water column pressures (WCP). The WCP for your grill is listed in your owner’s guide. This should to be tested at the supply line by a gas professional. 

2) Natural gas fittings - If fittings are needed on your gas line it is important to use straight pipe nipples as opposed to flare fittings.  Flare fittings can damage the end of your natural gas hose and reduce the gas flow going to your grill.  For example, if your grill connection is 1/2" and your gas line is 3/8" you would need a 1/2" straight pipe nipple, a bell reducer and a 3/8" straight pipe nipple to complete the setup. 

3) Shut off valves – For safety reasons we recommend you have both an inside and outside shut off valve.  When using the grill you need to be sure these are both in the full “open” position and when not using the grill we recommend they be “closed” stopping the flow of gas.

4) 10 ft. hose – Our natural gas grills come with a 10-ft flex hose to connect your grill to the supply line. We do not recommend connecting more than one hose together as it could impact the performance of the grill. If you require a length greater than 10-ft, we recommend referencing information on hard piping your supply line to your grill found in your owner's guide. 

For more information about your natural gas grill, please check out the "gas" section of your owner's guide