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Old 08-04-2013, 02:34 PM   #11
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Around here it's illegal to bring propane tanks indoors.
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Old 08-04-2013, 02:51 PM   #12
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Fences aren't that hard to build. We used to have "fencing parties." Several of us got fences for the cost of materials, rental of the post-hole digger (2-man), a case of beer, and a food (had to feed the crew).
I know it wouldn't be that hard to build. As I wrote, we have been meaning to do it for years. Getting a handyman is just being more realistic.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:01 PM   #13
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I don't have a shed. Stirling wants to get one. I would rather not. My yard is only 14'x16'. I searched for sheds online and the smallest one I could find that would be big enough is 5'x6'. That's a large chunk of my tiny yard and it would shade too much of the yard.
You need to get a shed so you can stand in it while you grill in the winter

I have to respectfully disagree with Andy saying a shed will not keep moisture off. Even two walls and a roof will keep the morning condensation off of anything put under the roof. It won't stop the humidity in the air, but it will stop condensation and that morning dew that covers everything outside that's not under a roof.

Most everybody around here leaves their grills outside uncovered. They still look clean and shiny when I drive by or go to their house.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:06 PM   #14
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Around here it's illegal to bring propane tanks indoors.
Now that raises an interesting question. I have no idea if it is illegal to bring one indoors in Ontario...Roch, do you know?
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:10 PM   #15
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In the US, propane tanks are stamped with the date of manufacture and have a legal life of 10 or 12 years (I've forgotten which). It cannot be refilled after that. I recently retired one because of the date and it was only slightly rusted and still functioned normally. I leave the bottles outdoors all year.
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Around here it's illegal to bring propane tanks indoors.
I guess I better find out if it is legal here.
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:33 PM   #17
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Legal or not, I wouldn't want one in my home.
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:04 PM   #18
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What about the little 1 lb tanks, can you take those indoors?
I probably have two or three tanks in the basement that I use when I do copper plumbing. The bigger 20 pounders I leave outside.
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I finally broke down.

And bought my first gas grill two weeks ago. I've been a dedicated charcoal griller for my whole life but am cooking for one a lot due to my partner's family issues.

So I bought a nice but little one.

I usually leave the charcoal grill outside all winter but was going to drag the gas grill into the garage. But this thread got me thinking that no one in my neighborhood does that. Guy across the fence leaves his law mower out under his deck all winter....

So I can wrap it in its cover and leave it out all winter?

BTW, the woman behind me (I'm at the 19th hole) has just explained to her friends that kale is a type of seaweed that tastes like lettuce.
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What about the little 1 lb tanks, can you take those indoors?
I probably have two or three tanks in the basement that I use when I do copper plumbing. The bigger 20 pounders I leave outside.
I have a one pound tank I keep in my shop area for plumbing work.
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