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  1. #1
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    Unhappy 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?

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    Default 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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Decks, fire concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by MLB Construction View Post
    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.

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    Default 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.

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    Default Re: Decks, fire concern.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bluemuffin View Post
    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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