Did you even know your BBQ could be connected to Natural Gas (NG), your homes gas supply in Metropolitan Melbourne?
We’ve all been caught out assuming there’s enough left in the gas bottle for one more BBQ. Giving the gas bottle a shake or pouring hot water over it to try and work out how much is left, assuming there’s enough remaining for one more BBQ, only to find out halfway through roasting the pork for Christmas lunch you’ve run out of gas, off you head in your Christmas finest to find a swap and go refill station, returning an hour later to find everyone sitting down to lunch with no pork and definitely no pork crackling.
Don’t put yourself in this situation there is a better way, some LPG gas BBQ’s can be converted to natural gas or if purchasing a new BBQ you can request natural gas from the manufacturer.
Converting to gas needs a licensed gas plumber
The most important thing to remember for you and your family’s safety is whether converting a BBQ from LPG to Natural Gas or Installing new Natural Gas BBQ it can only be carried out by a licensed gas plumber. LPG (bottle gas) operates at a higher pressure than Natural Gas (home gas), Appliance components such as burner jets and regulators are different for each type of gas, so a Licensed gas plumber is required to carry out such work.
Never attempt a DIY gas BBQ conversion or connection.
Reasons to connect to Natural Gas
- Never run out of Gas
The obvious and main reason for connecting your gas BBQ to the gas line in your home is you will never run out of gas. Avoid the stress, a permanent connection means a reliable gas source and at the flick of the ignition source you’ll always be ready to entertain.
- Cheaper than Bottle Gas
Natural gas is cheaper than bottled gas (LPG) and electricity. You’ll find once your BBQ is fitted to natural gas you’ll use it more than your inside stove and the savings will add up over time. Connecting your BBQ to your home’s gas supply pays off in many ways by eliminating the hassle and stress of refilling gas bottles or driving around looking for swap and go gas bottle exchanges, instead you get to spend more time with family and friends.
Removing LPG gas bottles from the home is another reason to connect your BBQ to natural gas. LPG operates at a higher pressure than natural gas and can be dangerous if miss used. By connecting your BBQ to your home gas supply, you can remove all LPG gas bottles from around the house giving your peace of mind.
- Create an Entertainment Area
Once you have a natural gas supply to your BBQ area your outdoor space can become an all-year-round entertainment zone. By adding natural gas patio heaters, the space is now usable in Winter, the addition of a natural gas WOK burner and a Pizza oven means who wouldn’t want to be outside. Remember though when getting a quote to connect home gas to your BBQ to mention any future additional gas appliances you may install so they can be accounted for when sizing your new gas line.
Essendon Plumbing Services is Here to Help
Essendon Plumbing Services are experts in gas plumbing, sizing gas pipes and converting gas BBQ’s and we are licensed Master plumbers. We’ll provide expert advice on converting your existing BBQ to natural gas or connecting a new BBQ to your existing gas supply.
Items that need to be considered when connecting a BBQ to Natural Gas:
- Will the existing pipe sizing supply be suitable for the new BBQ connection or do the pipes need to be upgraded?
- Is the existing pipework sound and free from any leaks?
- Is the existing pipework in good safe condition?
All our work is carried out to the highest of standards with the peace of mind of a lifetime guarantee and certified by a certificate of compliance on completion.
Wherever you are, Essendon Plumbing Services is your expert local plumber and we’re here to support you, 24/7, 365 days of the year.