I have a 1/2 gas line that I ran a couple years ago outside to my back patio for a fire pit. My problem is the burner that I bought does not put out a large enough flame. I want to make my own "burner" by taking a pipe and just drilling some holes into it.
If one were to take a straight pipe off the natural gas line in the house and ignite it at the end, what prevents the gas from igniting INSIDE the pipe and blowing up the whole house? From what I've read, gas needs air to ignite, so that would prevent that from ever happening?? Or, is there some type of regulator needed (like on a propane tank) to keep it from backing up the line and igniting?