I’m thinking of ways that I can connect my gas fireplace.
Right now there is a physical switch that when turn on lights up the fireplace. When you turn off, it shuts off the gas and turns it off. Looking at the wiring and it appears to be a pretty straight forward setup: The switch is connected to a couple of contacts in the base of the fireplace. It would be a pretty easy process to simply insert a z-wave relay (such as the http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006U1O978/ref=cm_sw_su_dp) to take over this process. It does NOT appear that this is main line voltage at.
But here’s the problem… I don’t want to eliminate the switch as an option. I’d still like the switch to be able to turn on or off the fireplace… which means I need the switch to turn on or off the relay. So what I need is a z-wave relay that electronically opens or closes a circuit but also allows for an external switch to open or close the electronic circuit.
Does such an animal exist?