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Hello, my name is Kenneth Davis and I'm excited that you've found my appliance services blog. In this blog, you'll learn about buying new appliances, common appliance repairs and new appliance trends. I know a lot about appliances and it all started when I was young and the appliance man came to our house to fix the stove. I watched the appliance man as he did his job and when he was done, our stove worked like new. The appliance man made a big impact on me and after that, I read and learned everything I could about appliances. Today, I still enjoy keeping up with the current designs and features that are available when buying new appliances. I hope that you find my appliance blog fascinating and that it helps you when buying an appliance or requesting an appliance service.



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If You're Having Gas Equipment Installed For An Outdoor Kitchen, Pay Attention To Safety

by Johnny Jennings

Outdoor kitchens have turned decks and patios into a center of home entertainment. If you've decided to take the plunge and have an outdoor kitchen built, you need to keep safety in mind. Gas appliances are popular choices in states that still allow them, but placing the appliances outside doesn't mean you shouldn't still be careful. When you have the kitchen designed and the appliances chosen, remember to take a few steps to ensure your new outdoor kitchen will be a haven and not a hazard.

You Might Want Individual or Kitchen-Specific Shutoff Valves

Gas appliances all need to be connected to shutoff valves. You should have a main shutoff valve for your home, and individual appliances like ranges often have appliance shutoff switches as well. However, those switches tend to shut off only the appliance; they don't shut off any of the gas lines leading to the appliance. You may want to have an additional shutoff valve installed for the gas lines leading to the kitchen as a whole, or you may want multiple shutoff valves, such as one on the line leading to the oven and another on the line leading to a grill.

Whatever configuration you choose, that will make it easier to shut off the gas if you find a leak in the kitchen area (without shutting off gas to your entire house). It will also make it easier to shut off the gas to the kitchen if you plan to close it up for winter or when you go on vacation.

Ensure the Equipment You Get Has Covers

All of the equipment you get should have well-fitting covers that protect the appliances from yard debris. You can easily spot a leaf that landed on your stove during last night's storm. You might not be able to easily spot smaller bits of brittle leaves that drop under a grill surface, for example. It's best to have a cover that you can place on the equipment when it's not in use, to avoid finding out about leaf debris only when your stove or grill set the debris on fire.

Vent Properly!

Whether you use natural gas or propane, you'll need to vent the gas equipment properly. This means having a vent hood placed at the proper height and having vents around the base of the kitchen island that allow gases to leave the area. Vent them so the fumes disperse easily and quickly — and away from where people might be gathered.

Once the gas appliances have been installed, have the gas company come out to ensure all went well with the installation. Your new outdoor kitchen should be ready to use.

For more information about gas equipment installation, contact a local company.