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Unread 02-25-2007, 10:16 AM
 
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Default BBQs on screened porches

Just wondering if this is safe? We're really looking forward to our new screened in porch when we move to NC this summer and want to be able to put our barbecue on it. Do most people do this? Ever have any problems? I'm not exactly sure what kind of problems I'm talking about but being from CA and unfamiliar with screened porches I just thought I'd check.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 10:20 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Many of the new homes here have a screened in porch and a "barbeque deck" or in NC when we are going to barbeque, we actually say we are going to cook out. Just to ive out of towners a little heads up!!! We eat barbeque, but we "cook out" meaning use the grill. Anyhow, most people are going to cook out on their deck, the screened in porch is used mainly to enjoy the weather without the bugs! Remember when you screen it in to staple the screening underneath the deck boards so that the bugs will not come from under the deck as well.

We have a screened in porch, but no deck. Some houses have a screened in porch and a cement or brick patio, where they grill. For us, we keep the grill in the garage and we pull it out and grill on the driveway area. We are building a deck this summer though. I think if you grilled on the screened in porch it could be both dangerous and smokey!

Leigh
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Unread 02-25-2007, 10:35 AM
 
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I agree with Leigh. Grilling on the s.i.p. doesn't seem safe.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 10:35 AM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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Just wondering if this is safe? We're really looking forward to our new screened in porch when we move to NC this summer and want to be able to put our barbecue on it. Do most people do this? Ever have any problems? I'm not exactly sure what kind of problems I'm talking about but being from CA and unfamiliar with screened porches I just thought I'd check.
I've never known anyone to grill out in a screened in porch....I am not sure it would be safe or not. We have both a screened porch and a deck...the grill goes on the deck...not the screen room.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 11:25 AM
 
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I agree w/ others that safety could be an issue. But my first thought (terrible that it wasn't safety since that's what I drill into my kids) but I wonder if the smells from the grill would get into my patio furniture cushions. I love the smell of good bbq but not sure I want to smell it all the time.

Plus I wonder if when you opened the door of the house the bbq smell would get into the house. My husband makes about 500 trips in and out while grilling. Maybe others are more of a one tripper.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:05 PM
 
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why have a luxury kitchen and cook out on a cheap and nasty BBQ from Sears ?
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:09 PM
 
Location: Wake Forest
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why have a luxury kitchen and cook out on a cheap and nasty BBQ from Sears ?
Who has a nasty grill from Sears? Some new grills run upwards of 6k and are luxury outdoor kitchens.
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:11 PM
 
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wow -looks like I am a bit primitive with my grill
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Durham, NC
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Hey now with those cheap grill comments! Tangent:

My father lives in a rather tony neighborhood down in Florida (his house is the only six-figure house on the block, and missed the seven-figure cutoff just barely), with a luxurious kitchen that's as big as the living room/dining room/kitchen in my and my wife's house.

Imagine my dear stepmother's horror when, as a recent college grad, I purchased him a cheap, $150 grill from Sears... basic black, none of the trappings. Not only did he love it, he used it to grill out about once a month on their pool deck, for about eight years. There it sat, a Yugo of a grill next to a Mercedes of a house.

When it died, she first tried to get him to buy one of these multi-thousand dollar grills... but he liked the old one so much he tried to fix it with some spare parts. She was most glad when it couldn't be salvaged and he had to buy an expensive grill. He says he can't taste the difference. :-)
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Unread 02-25-2007, 01:21 PM
 
Location: Atlanta, GA
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You're putting your barbeque on the porch? I surely hope not!! The ants with eat it LOL. Here, the term barbeque means a type of pulled pork meat.
You're planning on putting your "GRILL" on the porch.....so you can have a "cook out". LOL.

It's funny when comparing local lexicon to other places around the country. Save soom food for me!!
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