propane gas grill with grill cover A Slow Burn Over a New Gas Grill
By VINCENT M.MALLOZZIAUG.I was sunburned on vacation in Hawaii and Cancun and sightseeing in Paris and Rome.My most recent holiday was spent in the backyard of New Jersey trying to keep my new grill running.After $1,500 in five days, I'm still trying.On Monday, with the arrival of atrip, the week started to be naive, and I went to Hazlet's Home Depot where I bought a roast meat rack.I haven't had it since I broke up with a Weber who has been serving my family for 10 years in last October.But the greasy old device poses a danger to its declining health, as the worn-out lines that cause propane tanks and faulty firearms buttons leave me and my wife with a terrible choice: placing lit matches on a gas jet on the grill can sometimes cause bright orange flames to explode from the grill, with the possibility to fire our wooden deck and other parts of our home.So we started to buy a natural gas grill or a grill that could be converted from propaneto natural gas.We looked at dozens of units that range from $200 to $1,400, and several of the more expensive models come with built-inFridge, oven and other tempting features.We took down some help and tried to ask a lot of questions from people wearing orange aprons, but in addition to re-reading some of the information listed on the price tag, the hired helper knows as much about the grill as I do about the Mars rover.I worked on my phone for almost three hours on Tuesday looking for a plumber who was licensed to extend our home gas pipeline to a place on the deck, the roasting will be placed there for gas conversion if needed.For the rest of the day, I purchased the grill at several other stores and went home with the education of side burner, infrared Coke burner, grid top lamp and rotisseriesThe apron team envied Green.My wife and I decided on Wednesday afternoon that our favorite grill was Home Depot's grill, so we went back there and bought a nice unit made of shiny steel, 896 square inches of cooking space and built inThe price of the oven, including taxes, is $850.The advertising Grill does need to be converted to natural gas, but an employee at the store assured usit that it would be a simple task.He handed over one of the two conversion kits.another $50 —Sitting on the shelf behind the grill, we thought we were done.I met a plumber and two of his colleagues on Thursday morning.The workers at Home Depot bought $50 worth of material there to extend the gas pipeline and then went out to help them lift the grill to a big truck.After a while we were all in my house near Aberdeen and two people started to extend the gas pipeline and the other was on the grill conversion.My wife just left the house to buy a pot bowl pans Basin (kitchen, not grill) and I told her we would cook with gas when she came back.But 30 minutes after the project started, the grill worker removed the head from under the hood, announcing that the nuts, bolts and hoses in the conversion kit were not compatible with our grill.We drove back to Home Depot and found another kit useless.Next, we had a mandatory stay at Lao, Sears and several other stores that didn't have the materials we needed.Nearly two hours later, we returned to the house and found the plumber and his assistant, who were waiting to be paid for a job that was far from complete.After writing a $400 check for an unconverted grill and an extended gas line not connected to anything, the only hot thing in the backyard is my blood pressure.That morning, I did more work than anyone else, nothing was more headaches than this, and nothing was more headaches than this.The plumber suggested that I call the manufacturer.He said he would come back when I had the right parts and finish the work for free.Please click on the box to verify that you are not a robot.The email address is invalid.Please re-enter.You must select the newsletter you want to subscribe.View all New York Times newsletters.That Friday, I picked up the phone and called the company that made the grill.I explained what I needed to a representative and was told that my conversion kit was available --for $141.The ad pointed out that at Home Depot, the thata conversion kit cost only $50 and I asked if this was the way the company was hiding the extra cost.The monotonous answer is: "Do you want to buy this kit, sir?"I'm missing one.than-Kind "yes" and put on hold.After 7 minutes, I was told that she had checked with the factory, that the items I needed had been returned, and that the shipment of the new kit would take 7 to 14 days.14 days is equivalent to two more weekends without barbecue.I crashed and asked to know why it took 14 days for the factory to produce several screws and a gas hose for a brandnew grill.Why didn't I have these parts when I bought this?I was put on hold again.I was told 20 minutes later that someone in the factory was looking for enough scattered parts to make the conversion kit from scratch.In this case, I can receive the goods for an extra $20 within three days."It's great," I replied, biting my teeth and being asked to stick to it again.More than twenty minutes passed before I knew everything could not be found, so I returned to waiting 7 to 14 days for my first hot dog in the summer.I just said thank you and hung up the phone instead of blowing another washer.I went to the kitchen and made some food for myself. I found my wife putting a new pot on the stove."If it takes 7 to 14 days to cook eggs," I said, "you call the manufacturer."A version of this article appears on the New York version of the NJ7 page with the title: slow burning on the new gas grill.Order reprint | today's newspaper | subscribe we are interested in your feedback on this page.Tell us what you think.