Does anybody have any experience with making a Gas Fireplace smarter?
My fireplace already has a remote control with it - unfortunately it seems it uses ultrasonic frequencies, rather than infrared, so my hope that I’d be able to control it via my harmony hub has taken a bit of a hit.
The model I have is an FocalPoint Excelsior Slimline Remote, but the remote parts of the fire seem to be supplied by Maxitrol.
Here is the URL for the manual (http://bit.ly/2i6t4HL) which shows a bit of the remote control sender / receiver parts. I’m just wondering whether I can somehow adapt this to make the fireplace usable via SmartThings / Harmony.
I know you can get an Ultrasonic to IR converter, but this seems a bit drastic and very bulky, so I was wondering whether I can adapt the fireplace to be Z Wave somehow.
EDIT: It’s probably worth mentioning that the sending uses a 9 volt battery, and the receiver uses 4 AA batteries.