I'm interested in upgrading my wood burning fireplace to be ignited by natural gas and then shut off once the wood is on fire. I've heard this product does exist, but can't find it on the net. There already is a pipe comeing up from the basement; it is capped in the fireplace and is not connected to anything in the basement. I did manage to find a starter pipe on ebay - http://search.ebay.com/fireplace-gas-starter Can i use this product or do i need something different? As for the valve, i did see a nice brass one with a key but i want an electric one. can i use this one and put it in the basement? - http://www.grainger.com/Grainger/wwg...e&CatPage=3750 And as for the ignition source for the gas i'm totally stuck. I would like an electric spark to fire rapidly for a few seconds and then shut off, but I'm not sure how well that would work with all the ashes. Would an electricly started pilot light be better, or some sort of device that gets hot when a current is ran through it(i.e. glow plug, but please do not suggest that i canibalize something from a diesel engine I have a few ideas on how to wire this system and have it fully automated via remote control, but i want to hear your feedback on the rest of the system before i get into that.