Hopefully getting the “kit” next week (hope, hope hope). One of the first or second projects that I want to tackle will be some sort of valve to help with “BUI”, Barbecuing Under the Influence. I don’t know how many times I’ve gone out to the preheat the BBQ to find that I left it on during the previous use and now the is tank empty. Or even worse, since I have hooked the BBQ directly to the natural gas utility I find that it has been running all night ($$$). I know, the root cause is not the gas but the vodka distillery and I should fix it at the source. Hehe. But, there has been a few times I have left it on without consuming an adult beverage. Anyway…
I’d like to find a natural gas / propane valve with flow meter and hook it my SmartThings world. Does anyone know of any gas valves that can be operated via “Z”? Some smart things I’d like it to do:
Shut off after a set amount of open time Shut off at a set clock time Adjust valve to high, medium or low Set desired action (do nothing or off) at loss of power Measure flow and calculate usage or remaining source
The same logic/equipment could be used to control fire bowls and outdoor fireplaces. Let me know if anyone has any ideas and or pointers.