I have a natural gas hookup on my back deck and want to purchase a natural gas barbecue. There is a quick connect at the hookup and a valve to turn it on, but when I turn it on I don't feel any pressure (gas coming out after a few seconds). This pipe runs from the basement where there is another valve for it which I had also turned on. There is a three way splitter in the basement, one pipe to the hot water tank, one to the fireplace, and one to the outside hookup (which has its own regulator). Both the hot water tank and fireplace work.
Is there a way to safely test to see if gas is actually coming out? Do I need to leave it on for a while? I'm not inclined to try this unless it's my only option. I don't want to purchase a grill and have it assembled if the natural gas line doesn't work.
Thanks, Ron g5spville
Edit: I turned on both valves, held a glass of water over the end of the quick connect and pulled back the sleeve, but there were no bubbles even after about 30 seconds. So mayber I need to have a hose connected in order for the gas to flow(?), or else it's just not working.