Just watched a Shark Tank episode, company “Inirv” was presenting a smoke/CO2 sensor plus gas stove retrofit actuator knobs that can shut off (or adjust) each burner. Coincidentally, I was holding a box of Dome water valve so it hit me - why can’t I just install one of those behind the stove and control the master valve?
I also felt bad for the company because if I am right, this is a $75 solution (since I already have the smoke alarms but if I didn’t +$30) vs their $250+. They were asking $800 000 for 8% shares of their company. Ouch.
P.S. Decided to be old fashioned this time and did not use any search engine this time. Let’s get social - anyone using it for gas valves?
First you have to remember that the Dome isn’t really a valve. Dome is a actuator that controls a valve.
With that said the short answer is yes, you can easily use a Dome actuator on a gas valve if its a standard 1/4 turn. You could use it on propane, oil, anything that uses a 1/4 turn valve. For example if your smoke detector goes off turn off the gas. I have one set to turn off if any of my many leak sensors detect a leak.
The question was asked on another thread and a Dome employee said while it would work it’s not recommended as the actuating motor could create enough friction to create a spark at start up. If there’s a gas leak that’s muy no bueno.
If your turning it off because of smoke/fire detectors went off I’d probably go ahead and take the risk. Lol.
Interesting. I was wondering why they wouldn’t advertise it for gas valves. But like @vseven said, if you have smoke alarm active, if there is a leak, it will explode regardless. I really want to put on each appliance at home (stove, furnace, boiler)
Well if one wants to be really safe, look for explosion proof, normally open, gas valve. Then connect with a Zwave relay. Not going to be cheap.