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Why are Natural Gas Barbecues more Expensive than Propane?


Hi Doc, 
I’ve been shopping around for barbecues and have noticed that natural gas versions of the same barbecue are always about $50 more expensive. What gives? Thanks, Roger


 Dear Roger,

Short version: natural gas barbecues cost more to build. Long version: a propane barbecue includes a short (2’) hose/regulator combo, a natural gas barbecue includes a long (10’) hose and a brass quick disconnect for connecting to your home’s gas line. This longer hose and set of brass fittings is an expensive set of gear and their inclusion makes the price go up. Much like the inclusion of the “t” in your name makes my eyebrows go up.
Thanks,
Doctor McGrillemup