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Bluemuffin
Decks, fire concern.

Gentlemen, In one of your pictures you show a barbecue on the deck.

In the town of Randolph, Ma. I believe it is against the law to allow this.

Also, if a fire was caused by the barbecue on the deck, would the

Insurance Co. pay for the resulting damage?

dj1
Re: Decks, fire concern.

If it's true, that you can't use a BBQ on a deck, then no insurance company will pay for fire damage caused by burning BBQ.

MLB Construction
Re: Decks, fire concern.

i'm not positive but i think that rule only applies to charcoal grills, not gas ones. at least in Needham it does.

ed21
Re: Decks, fire concern.
MLB Construction wrote:

i'm not positive but i think that rule only applies to charcoal grills, not gas ones. at least in Needham it does.

I've never seen or heard of a fire caused by a charcoal grill, but propane grills are another story. They can flair up if not properly used & maintained.
In any event common sense goes a long way in preventing any problems. No regs about grills on decks for single family houses around me, but condos & apartments are another story.

HoustonRemodeler
Re: Decks, fire concern.

In my fair city, Grills on decks are OK as long as there is no roof within 10 feet horizontally to the grille.

butty
Re: Decks, fire concern.
Bluemuffin wrote:

Gentlemen, In one of your pictures you show a barbecue on the deck.

In the town of Randolph, Ma. I believe it is against the law to allow this.

Also, if a fire was caused by the barbecue on the deck, would the

Insurance Co. pay for the resulting damage?

I skimmed through your bylaws and there is nothing mentioned regarding grills on Decks. A quick call to the building department would be worth doing to doublecheck.

However, a co-worker of mine had their house burned down due to faulty BBQ propane tank(grill on deck). The insurance did pay to replace the house.

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