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Jun 10, 2011 03:06 PM

Propane BBQ Hose Question

I have both a propane BBQ and a propane smoker. My smoker doesn't have a place to store a tank and the tank has to just sit beside it. I have been using the one tank with both my BBQ and smoker, and disconnecting it and moving it to the other one when I want to use it. Due to the size and arrangement of my outdoor space the two are quite far apart and there aren't many options to situate them closer together.

I was thinking of getting a long BBQ propane hose and running it to the smoker so that when I want to use the smoker I can just turn off and disconnect the BBQ and connect the long hose going the smoker. The only downside is due to the placement of the two the hose itself becomes a tripping hazard. So I was thinking or running it under my deck (non permanently of course) which is two feet off the ground.

What I need to know what if any are the regulations for running propane hoses for BBQ's in Toronto. I have read the TSSA and Firecode and can't find much. I want to make sure what I am doing is not only safe, but doesn't go against any codes.

If anyone any ideas to what flies and what doesn't in our city I'd like to hear about it.


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  1. You could call the Building Department and they should be able to tell you.
    Sounds like an easy solution might be to get a second tank and put it beside your smoker, though.

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    1. re: hal2010

      That is the easiest and safest way to do it. I bet there is a reason that you don't find 10' long hoses for sale.

      1. re: foodyDudey

        Safe, CSA listed propane hose of any length is available for a price.

        Make sure you use it safely and avoid trip hazards and mechanical damage ie. touching or rubbing against anything else. Otherwise you should be good to go.

        Sounds like you have space for a big tank under the deck that would last you years.


      A few hoses here..............if you're in the area.