Burnaby natural gas outlet final installation steps – connect the BBQ grill gas hose, verify the gas flow and install a pipe strap to support the gas line. This project is continued from How to Check Pipes for Natural Gas Leaks. Also see Burnaby Natural Gas Plug Overview for the intro of this project series.

Burnaby Natural Gas Outlet Final Installation

The Burnaby Gas Plug model G0101-SS-50-120DC (also called a “natural gas outlet box”) is installed, the natural gas branch line checked for leaks and I’m ready to fire up the BBQ grill. I plugged the 3/8 inch gas hose for the grill for the grill into the Burnaby Quick Disconnect socket:

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Connect BBQ Grill Natural Gas Hose

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Connect BBQ Grill Natural Gas Hose

I now turned on the valve and fired up the grill. The grill lighted after maybe a minute or so of purging the air from gas line. The Burnaby valve is in the Off position here:

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Connected to Natural Gas BBQ Grill

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Connected to Natural Gas BBQ Grill

Stainless Steel Cover Fitting

A minor issue was the stainless steel cover wouldn’t close completely. This normally isn’t a problem if the gas supply pipe exited a wall. I could have installed the included adjustable standoffs but preferred to have the outlet box mounted flush against the deck post. Because the cover is stainless steel that won’t rust, I made the pipe recess larger with a Dremel tool and grinding wheel. Grind a little, check if the cover snaps closed and grind a little more until it’s right:

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Minor Dremel Tool Work on Stainless Steel Cover

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Minor Dremel Tool Work on Stainless Steel Cover

Now the cover snaps closed:

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Stainless Steel Cover Closed

Burnaby Gas Plug G0101-SS-50-120DC Stainless Steel Cover Closed

Natural Gas Pipe Strap

The Burnaby gas plug is capable of supporting the 1/2 inch black iron natural gas branch riser pipe, however I’d rather secure the riser with a pipe strap. I cut a short length of 1/2 inch thick oak board which was just the right thickness, coated it with Copper-Green Brown wood preservative and installed a 1/2 inch galvanized pipe strap with two Simpson Strong-Tie #9 hex head wood screws:

Galvanized Steel Pipe Strap and Support Block for Natural Gas Pipe

Galvanized Steel Pipe Strap and Support Block for Natural Gas Pipe

Now if someone bumps into the natural gas riser pipe the pipe strap will take the stress instead of the gas outlet:

Natural Gas Pipe Branch Line - Support Block and Strap

Natural Gas Pipe Branch Line – Support Block and Strap

I’m pleased with the Burnaby Gas Plug. It’s simple to operate with the large On/Off valve, looks nice, protects the hose connection from the weather and the safety features are a big plus!

Enjoy,

Bob Jackson

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