There’s nothing like cooking up a fresh batch of burgers on a propane or natural gas grill outdoors. The joy of cooking outdoors quickly turns to frustration, though, when you run out of fuel and need to head to the store to exchange your tanks. Of course, you can alleviate the problem by investing in multiple tanks, but many people are turning to a more long-term solution instead: a dedicated gas line straight to the grill. A dedicated gas line would allow you grill to your heart’s content, without ever worrying about swapping tanks or paying high refill costs. The only drawback of this idea is that it can be very dangerous to install by yourself. This is definitely not a job for the casual DIY enthusiast. If you want a dedicated grill line, consider the following:
You’ll have to choose a permanent location for your grill.
If you’re planning to hire a plumber to install a grill line, you want to make sure you know where your grill is going to sit for a very long time. That means really thinking about the ideal location and then committing to it. You don’t want to move it a year from now, because that means spending the same amount of time and money having a new line put in later.
You’ll have to choose between natural gas and propane.
Before having a line set up, it’s important to think about whether you want natural gas or propane for your grill. Both are feasible options, and both fuel types work well for cooking. Most people consider what type of fuel is already available to them in their home and go with what is most convenient. However, if you don’t have either fuel type at your home currently, it’s important to think about which you would rather go with.
It’s important to understand that for heavy grillers, the benefits outweigh the cost.
There is going to be an initial investment when you first install a dedicated fuel line for your grill. That doesn’t mean that using a dedicated line for your grill is more expensive, however. Consider how many fuel tanks you go through each grilling season, and then consider how much money you could save every year by using a more affordable supply of gas from the fuel company. Sure, you’ll spend money on the installation of the line, but in a few seasons, you will easily make up the difference if you grill regularly. It’s also important to think about the value and convenience of having a dedicated fuel line for your grill.
For many homeowners, the luxury of having a dedicated gas line installed for their outdoor grill is an absolute game-changer during the spring and summer. You’ll love the convenience of having a dedicated fuel line for your grill, and most importantly, never having to run to the store to swap tanks again!
If you’re hoping to make the most of your outdoor living area, we highly recommend investing in outdoor gas lines. Give us a call today at 815-515-4062 to learn how we can help.