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#1 Scraggles

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:18

So here I am... sitting at work... eating my lunch. Grilled chicken breast that I made last night... After cooking I always leave the grill on for a few more minutes to char whatever is on the grates for easy scraping... Well... I did that... but... never went out to clean the grill... 

 

To begin, I know things are MOSTLY ok because the house didn't burn down overnight. But I don't really know what to expect when I get home... I mean, I believe I left it on high overnight... Think I'll see anything bad happened to my grill? I mean.. my BRAND NEW grill? I just bought the damn thing a week ago. I'm stuck here for another 3 hours...




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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:23

Call somebody to turn it off.

 

Sounds like a carbon city mess.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:26

Call somebody to turn it off.

 

Sounds like a carbon city mess.

I doubt there is any gas left in the tank now. It was 17 hours ago.

 

What do you mean by 'carbon city mess'



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:26

Should be fine. It'll put itself out if you've run out of gas.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:29

Should be fine. It'll put itself out if you've run out of gas.

Theoretically, if I left it on high, will it damage the grill? I believe I left it on about medium.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:38

Theoretically, if I left it on high, will it damage the grill? I believe I left it on about medium.

They should be able to handle the heat they make, theoretically.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:38

I doubt there is any gas left in the tank now. It was 17 hours ago.

 

What do you mean by 'carbon city mess'

I meant you may have a bad mess to clean off.

 

I would not assume that the grill can't start a fire.

 

I would call someone right away.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:39

Can't imagine it'll damage the grill. The thing was made to be damned hot.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:42

Can't imagine it'll damage the grill. The thing was made to be damned hot.

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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:43

I meant you may have a bad mess to clean off.

 

I would not assume that the grill can't start a fire.

 

I would call someone right away.

No one I can call. No point either. If I did leave it on, without a doubt it is out of gas. I left work this morning, at 7am and I didn't smell anything that caught my attention. My girlfriend left for work  4 hours later and didn't say anything so she must not have noticed either. 



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:44

Hum, you're overreacting.

 

It will be fine, nothing will burn down, the grill will be fine.

You'll probably be getting new propane soon, though.

You won't smell anything (gas or otherwise) because after all that time everything that can burn, has.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:47

No one I can call.

There is always the Fire department.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:49

No one I can call. No point either. If I did leave it on, without a doubt it is out of gas. I left work this morning, at 7am and I didn't smell anything that caught my attention. My girlfriend left for work  4 hours later and didn't say anything so she must not have noticed either.

 

I hope it is outside? You say grill, do you mean oven? Point being, if it is a gas oven or gas grill and you for some reason used a gas grill inside your house..... be vary cautious that the flame/pilot light could have gone out and filled the house with gas.

 

If so be careful when you go home not to spark or trigger anything electric and vent the house with fresh air ASAP.



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 20:51

There is always the Fire department.

Call the Fire department for what? SO they can cut the lock on my security gate, and then tell me that no, the house has not sustained any damage?

 

I know the house is fine as I would know by now if it had caught fire. WORST case scenario my grill is a puddle in the back of my house. Best case scenario, I'm wrong and I DID remember to turn it off and just forgot to clean it. I'm thinking I did leave it on, and it is out of gas but hell, if it was your house and brand new grill you'd worry too!



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Posted 23 May 2014 - 21:00

I hope your home is still there .... good luck.