OK, we're replacing the existing deck. At its highest point, the bottom of the rafters are about 26" off the ground.
If I run pipe, all of the gas pipe would be above ground. It will run down the side and back of the house, against the concrete foundation. Then I was going to "hang" it underneath the deck, up to the point where I would put the grill.
I don't see any chance of physical damage to the pipe, since the deck is so low - so no one is swinging ladders under there, etc. And since we're building the deck to code, even though we;re on the east coast, it would appear that if a tornado hits, the deck will keep my house from flying away!
My father-in-law worked for the state power company for years, installed many gas heaters, etc. and has the tools and knowledge. However, he is not familiar with today's flex piping, etc. so my question is.
What would you use to run this gas line? Flex pipe, or galvenized pipe? Black pipe it not an option I know.
Also, can you recommend a natural gas grill?