it looks like when it installed and the plastic lid is opened up for service. Wipe the old sealant off the reducing coupling (Ive yet to do this in the photo). Get the latest This Old House news, updates and special offers every week, direct to your inbox. The hose kit includes the quick connect coupling socket. AZ Patio Heaters Natural Gas Pilot Light for Safer Starts. The second style, which is the by far the safest, is more of a system than anything else. Hold the reducing coupling with the pipe wrench to prevent it from turning, then tighten the quick connect with the adjustable wrench. If you have a propane grill, the first step to hooking up your grill to your homes natural gas supply is converting it to a natural gas grill. See the plastic insert that fills the hole now? Its made by a company called Burnaby Manufacturing.
The gas grill wont start immediately after opening the shutoff valve because the air in the lines must be purged. Don, the store manager at Steins Garden Center, worked with Richard and I so we could get him exactly what he wanted from a gas grill. The supply is hidden in the photo but thats where the elbow is connected. You see, the grill companies all got together and agreed to share a system of quick-disconnect fittings that attach to your grill using a 10 foot reinforced safety hose. When youve done this, you can connect a fitting to your natural gas line and then connect it to the grill.
The steps to install the gas grill quick connect coupling are: Verify the gas shutoff valve is in the Off position (see the following photo).
Remove the 3/8 inch pipe plug.
Wipe the old sealant off the reducing coupling (Ive yet to do this in the photo).
Here is the gas safety device close. Ive almost completed the deck rebuild and stained the deck boards. My grill fired up after 10 or 15 seconds. They are all top notch and Don is a stand up guy. Keep the outer fitting pulled back and insert the end of the hose into the natural gas connection as far as possible. Start the heater by turning On the natural gas shutoff valve, hold in and turn the control knob to Pilot, then press the red Igniter button to light the pilot light.
Install natural gas grill hookup