Barbecues

Barbecues (coal or natural gas)  must be installed in a well-aerated location no less than one meter away from any combustible covering or building opening, such as a door, patio door or window.

It is prohibited to use a coal or natural gas barbecue:

  • under a combustible balcony or combustible structure;
  • inside a building;
  • within one metre (3 feet) of any combustible cladding,a door or a window.

You should do a preventive check of your barbecue at the start of the season:

  • Clean the interior and exterior of the barbecue.
  • Ensure moving parts are free of debris.
  • Ensure that the control knobs are set to off.
  • Leave the lid open and carefully turn on the gas.
  • Spray soapy water on all fittings to determine if there are any gas leaks.
  • Replace defective parts if bubbles form when you turn on the gas.

Propane gas bottles

Propane tanks must not be thrown out with household garbage even if they appear empty; they must be returned to a propane distributor. In addition, it is prohibited to use or store a propane tank:

  • under a combustible balcony or combustible structure;
  • inside a building;
  • within one metre (3 feet) of any opening in a building
  • such as a vent, a door or a window;
  • under an exit stairwell;
  • below ground level;
  • on the roof of a building.
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