Requirements for the Use and Storage of Grills and LP Cylinders in
Apartments or Condominiums
Cooking on Balconies
The Florida Fire Prevention Code prohibits any cooking:
- On a balcony
- Under any overhanging portion of a building
- Within 10 feet (3m) of any structure
Storage of LP Gas Cylinders
LP gas cylinders cannot be stored inside any residential units.
The specific code sections are as follows:
NFPA 1 Section 10.10.6.1 For other than one – and two – family dwellings, no hibachi, gas-fire grill,charcoal grill or other similar devices used for cooking, heating or any other purpose, shall be used orkindled on any balcony or under any overhanging portion or within 10 feet (3m) of any structure.
NFPA 1 Section 10.10.6.2 For other than one and Two - family dwellings, no hibachi, grill, or other similar device used for cooking shall be stored on balcony.
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