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Delbert BlakneyDelbert Blakney
  • City: Kingston
  • Department Name: Kingston Fire & Rescue

Hi Jon,


In Kingston we have an old  by-law that prohibits propane BBQ’s on a balcony above grade.  The Propane Storage and Handling Act requires that a propane tank not be within 3 feet of an opening in a building (door, window) and at least 10 feet from any mechanical intake air system (example: window air conditioner).  This requirement eliminates most balconies from having adequate clearance to allow a BBQ.

Also be aware that TSSA has informed us that the act has been amended to allow propane to be located on rooftops. see article of B149.2-15 for more information on that one.

Hope this helps.