Originally Posted by BecknCO
Do you think I should write them a letter back stating that others have 40lb propane tanks and awesome hasty bakes, or should I just cite that I'm in compliance with their stupid rules and also those of the south metro fire authority -- or both? I always place the chimeny and charcoal grills and smoker 10+ feet away from any combustible structures and the patio is concrete with brick walls and a sprinkler system - per the fire dept. I wish this was the first time, but last apartment complex we were in called the fire dept repeatedly causing me to sell an 18.5" kettle...
I have no idea. The first thing that comes to mind is a propane fired smoker. It seems like that is tolerated, if not strictly legal. (Legality may depend on their specific wording. Propane is actually extracted from natural gas and crude oil.)
We were at the beach a couple weekends ago and the folks upwind of us were grilling on a pretty smoky fire so I can see why a rule like this came into effect. If charcoal is allowed by the pool, perhaps that is a useful option.