I've been sent to this website a number of times from searches, so figured I'd go ahead and ask...see if anyone's done anything like this:
I would like to set up a firepit with one of the fire-rings ( like this one: http://www.gasproductscompany.com/gas-products/square-fire-ring-only-18.html ) with the ability to also burn real wood, should I want to. Ideally, I would have the ability to use my gas fire-ring only, but also wanted to be able to place wood in there on occasion. Basically, using the fire-ring as a "log-lighter". Just wondering if theirs any real reason I couldn't. I know the old "log lighters" are essentially just a steel pipe with holes drilled in. My suspicion is that I just need the shut-off valve away from any burning fire, and in this case it will be inside the cmu wall. See my drawings at:
Sorry, I don't know how to embed the drawing directly into this post.
Here is a link that might be useful: firepit drawing