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Thread: UF near outdoor grill

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    UF near outdoor grill

    Ok, I'm doing this massive outdoor grill area (not a kitchen )
    it all stone walls with spaces for frig, gas grill, rotisory oven.
    I have a couple GFIs and some outdoor under cab lights....
    we had to make PVC raceways to get around and into areas... I'm using
    UF cable as wire.
    I just noticed that where the gas grill will be sitting I have UF cable running behind it 3" away..
    Should I be concerned about the heat?
    It seems close to me... This grill is super expensive and top quality but it still is going to get real hot.

    ANY THOUGHTS???

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    I’d try a different location for one of them.
    Tom
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    You could mount a thermally conductive heat shield that extends outside the heated area, located between (but not touching) grill and UF.
    Or a combination of heat shield and insulation.

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    I would say do something, think of it this way...... we've probably all seen somewhere where someone puts there grill to close to vinyl siding and it warps/burns/etc......same thing will happen to your pvc and UF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopowr steve View Post
    I would say do something, think of it this way...... we've probably all seen somewhere where someone puts there grill to close to vinyl siding and it warps/burns/etc......same thing will happen to your pvc and UF.
    Three inches is a bit close, it's true, but my grill is less than a foot away from the siding (not vinyl) and I have checked the temperature of the siding while I am grilling many times. It has never been more than just a little warm. I keep a fire extinguisher close by just in case.

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