Summer Is For Grilling...But Not On Balconies

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

Who doesn't love the smell of summer grilling this time of year?

There are probably very few households that don't own some kind of grill for outdoor cooking.

But in Baltimore, fire codes prohibit the use of electric, charcoal, gas grills, hibachi, deep fryers or other fuel heating devices on any apartment or condominium balcony. It must be 15 feet away from these dwellings. 

Have a wonderful summer but...be safe

 

grilling veggies

 

Check out more information at Baltimore County Fire Safety

We don't have to have it spelled out in our condo and HOA rules.

It is spelled out in our County Law!

No grilling on Baltimore Balconies

This law does not pertain to single family and townhouses.

 

Questions  on a Baltimore Home

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Jeff Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI
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Thanks for the sad but probably smart news Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland. OK youz guys in Baltimore, break out the George Foreman grills. They actually do a great job with hot dogs and in the cool of the kitchen. 

Jul 11, 2018 09:50 PM #1
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Jeffrey Masich- Arizona Associate Broker,MBA &GRI But keep those GF grills off the balcony.  Good to see you.

Jul 11, 2018 09:52 PM #2
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William Feela
WHISPERING PINES REALTY - North Branch, MN
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It only makes sense.  But I have ween this many tmes over the years.

Jul 12, 2018 02:05 AM #3
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Good morning, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland good advice for all condo and apt occupants to follow.... fire spreads quickly .... enjoy cooking outdoors but do it safely....

Jul 12, 2018 03:43 AM #4
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Dorie Dillard
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.346.1799 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland,

You make perfect sense with your advice..we have the same ordinances here..fires spread quickly and grilling is not worth the destruction fires can cause.

Jul 12, 2018 05:03 AM #5
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417
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It's never a good idea to grill on a balcony, but we have some newish condos here with sprinklered balconies specifically so the occupants can grill on them. Crazy, huh?

 

Jul 12, 2018 06:39 AM #6
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It does make sense but I have people checking their condo rules to see if it is allowed. 

Jul 12, 2018 07:43 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro Always good to see you and hope you are enjoying the summer.

Jul 12, 2018 07:44 AM #8
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Dorie Dillard Good reminder to be safe. July is the biggest grillin' month.

Jul 12, 2018 07:45 AM #9
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Lorrie Semler, REALTOR® in the Dallas area. Call/text 972-416-3417 Tell us more about those sprinklered balconies. That would be a good post.

I think Texas is trying to have all covered balconies installed with a sprinkler.

Jul 12, 2018 07:49 AM #10
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Margaret. Most condo communities prohibit grills on balconies. Never bothered me though.

Jul 12, 2018 09:28 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson  It's a good reminder at this time of the year. Thanks for stopping by.

Jul 12, 2018 09:47 AM #12
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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You hit on an important topic, that I don't believe I've seen discussed before on ActiveRain.  A couple weeks ago, two houses burned across the street from my own.  It was caused by improper storage of propane tanks along the fence between the houses.  

Jul 12, 2018 02:56 PM #13
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Myrl Jeffcoat We all need to get these safety messages out to the public. So sorry that two homes were lost that could have been prevented.

Jul 12, 2018 03:26 PM #14
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Chris Ann Cleland
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Grilling on balconies is not a good idea.  In our area, I know the ordinances are that a grill must be eight feet from a structure.

Jul 12, 2018 06:06 PM #15
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Chris Ann Cleland Good to see you! I think Baltimore's is 15 feet. 

Jul 12, 2018 06:34 PM #16
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John Henry
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Margaret, here in Orlando it gets too hot to do anything outside in the summer.  I bought a great stainless steel grill a few years ago and it sat rusting by the pool.  ha.  But I do remember the great cookouts in summer my Dad would instigate.  I had the duty of making sure the charcoal would light properly.  Great memories, thanks!

Jul 13, 2018 04:31 AM #17
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John Henry In Orlando, you have the rest of the year to grill and enjoy those cookouts. Go make your  memories.

Jul 13, 2018 06:59 AM #18
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