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Why Should I get a Dedicated Gas Line for My BBQ Grill?

Patio with gas grill

Outdoor Kitchen, Gas Grill

Is there anything better than the smell of freshly cooked burgers on your outdoor propane or gas grill? Yum! And is there anything worse than when you are halfway through the cook and can almost taste them…but you run out of fuel and need to head to the store to exchange your tanks? You could stock up on tanks… but with so many people spending more time at home these days- they are deciding to install a dedicated gas line straight to the grill instead. A dedicated gas line would allow you to grill to your heart’s (and nose’s) content, without ever worrying about swapping tanks or paying high refill costs. But-Attempting a “Do it Yourself’ gas line yourself can be extremely dangerous and even the smallest mistake can potentially be fatal. 


Installing a new gas line should always be done by a professional like the experts at Auger Pros Plumbing.  The first thing you will need to do is decide where you want your grill to be located.  In most municipalities, a permit is required and can result in a fine if not obtained and there are specific code guidelines to follow that will determine proper placement and inspection of the line.  Once the line has been installed it can be costly to relocate so it’s best to choose a permanent location from the beginning.  We can help you make this decision!

Speaking of Decisions- Do you want Propane or Natural Gas?

Thoughts to Ponder- it’s important to think about whether you want natural gas or propane for your grill. Both are feasible options, and both fuel types work well for cooking. Most people consider what type of fuel is already available to them in their home and go with what is most convenient. However, if you don’t have either fuel type at your home currently, it’s an even more weighted decision for you to make.


In the long run, you will save money and be more energy efficient by using a dedicated gas line.   Go Green! The investment is worth it when you consider these simple yet important facts:

  • Save Money – Pay a third of the price for natural gas as you would for propane
  • Environmentally Friendly – The chemical structure compared to charcoal is significantly lower and it burns cleaner
  • Longevity – A built-in natural gas grill will surpass the lifespan of other less-traditional grills because they require less maintenance
  • Increase joy and bring excitement to your life by being able to spend more time with your family and friends – turn it on and it’s there!

What Are You Waiting For?

Our expert team will provide you an estimate for installing your new gas line and grill and can get started on the work immediately.  Once the gas line location has been determined a trench will be dug to code and buried with care.  The proper connections will be installed, and your gas grill will be connected, tested, and lit.  Let Auger Pros Plumbing be your inspiration for installation!  We can also assist with installing a gas line to your fireplace, gas dryer, swimming pool, spa heater, or gas fire pit.  Essentially, with natural gas, you’ll never run out of fuel, as long as the gas company keeps the natural gas supplying flowing to your home!

If you’re hoping to make the most of your outdoor kitchen, We highly recommend investing in outdoor gas lines. Give us a call today at 214-206-6580 to learn how we can help.