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    Default Homemade: Natural Gas Tiki Light

    We did some construction and ran a 1/2 gas line to the outer perimeter of our back yard. I would like to make some homemade tikki torch lamps. Anyone ever done this or have a link that sells them. Most are propane driven.

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    I can't help you but I'll share a story.

    My Dad is a retired heating contractor. He was working in the industry in 1957 when natural gas came to our city. As a pipe fitter, he did a whole lot of trench digging and pipe threading; all by hand.

    He has told me how they would run the gas into a given house and terminate their work at the gas kock (I see the 'c' version of that word is censored here. It's a real word so I'll work around the filter). Individual contractors would take it from there.


    I see petcock is not censored. I could have gone with that.

    Anyway, we live on the Canadian prairies and it gets plenty cold here. It's tough to work on a house in December, before the heat is on, when it's 40 below outside and 25 below inside.

    Apparently, it was standard practice in the early days of gas to thread an elbow into the gas kock finger tight, then put a 6" nipple into the elbow, making sure the nipple was facing away from combustibles. From there, they would open the gas kock and light the natural gas coming out of the nipple at full pressure. They called it, "temporary heat".
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    I've seen people use gas stoves for "temporary heat" in their appartments, EMS rolls when they get a 911 call of family members getting sick, Carbon monoxide!!!!!


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    Shoot, forget individual tiki torches. Build a massive water fountain with a big scorching flame effect!

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    Maybe I'll just go PS style - with a set of zoomies

    Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder!


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    Quote Originally Posted by probablecause View Post
    Maybe I'll just go PS style - with a set of zoomies
    Check with GN7 on this but it should just be a different orifice for the NG versus Propane... Gas cook stoves /water heaters and furnaces come with the various orifice depending on the application...

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    The problem you are going to run into is trying to incorporate all the required safety devices into the light at a reasonable price. Trying to make them yourself would require at minimum with no safety devices a correctly sized orifice and a venturi and mounting. Then your going to need individual shut off valves. Being outside maintenance will be needed.


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    Put some spent nuclear fuel rods in a hole, and cover them with water. When you want light, let some of the water out.

    In FL, we have no gas, all electric heat. I'm wondering if I lose power on a cold winter nite, is there anyway I can wheel my gas bbq grill inside and get heat without killing everybody. I have a fireplace I've never used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ejbreeze View Post
    The problem you are going to run into is trying to incorporate all the required safety devices into the light at a reasonable price. Trying to make them yourself would require at minimum with no safety devices a correctly sized orifice and a venturi and mounting. Then your going to need individual shut off valves. Being outside maintenance will be needed.
    What safety device? black pipe, regulator, on off valve... No Cal-Osha people coming over here. All of the tikki lamps you see online are just that - lamps. I am still going to have to run a regulator and the pipes myself so the only cost is really the lamp part itself. And for 250.00 (what they sell online), I think I can make it work.

    Just my opinion, but maybe it's time for the government to take down the bird feeder!


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