Electric Grill Specifications

Electric Grill Specifications

Electric Grill Specifications:

  • The only grills allowed on the decks at Kingswood are fully electric grills that operate on 120v (standard electrical outlet). Electric pellet smoker grills do not meet current requirements.

  • Electric grills should be plugged into GFI protected outlets.

  • Read and understand all of the manufacture’s requirements and safety guidelines prior to use.

  • If you have an exterior outlet present on the deck you wish to grill on; you may use the outlet to power your grill. This outlet is more than likely on a 15-amp circuit that supplies other outlets in your unit. If the circuit breaker pops, stop grill use and call an electrician.

  • Because of the original circuit design, it is possible that running the grill on a shared circuit may cause an overload which is a fire hazard.

  • Do not simply change the breaker to a higher amp rated breaker. This will cause wires of that circuit to melt under load and will cause a fire.

  • Do not “extend” or tap an additional outlet into an existing interior circuit. This will overload the wires of the circuit.

  • If there is no outlet available on the deck you will need to contract with a certified electrician to install one.

  • The current building code will require that the grill is on a dedicated (un-shared) circuit.

  • An architectural application will need to be submitted, reviewed, and approved prior to any work being done. Applications can be found on our website: kvpoa.org

  • A permit must be obtained through Placer County, and proof of final inspection must be filed once the work is completed. Note: The final building permit sign off will include the required smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

  • External Conduit runs will be allowed so long as they are installed according to the architectural committee’s guidelines. (Guidelines under development at this time.)

  • Do not use an extension cord to reach an interior outlet or an exterior outlet on the lower deck. If an under gauged cord is used, the cord will melt.

  • Do not plug any appliance into the external light fixture.

  • Do not use an electric grill near combustible or flammable materials.

  • When you have met these specifications, contact David Stirling at kingswood.tahoe@gmail.com. He will come to your unit and inspect your grill, electrical outlet connections, and complete the inspection form. Once you have fulfilled all of the requirements, you will be issued a tag that will be installed on the exterior of your balcony specifying that you have met all KVPOA requirements for grilling. Use of an electric grill prior to receiving a tag may result in a $500 fine.

  • Any installation questions should be directed to David Stirling at kingswood.tahoe@gmail.com