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Gas Fireplace Switch

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Gas Fireplace Switch

I have a gas fireplace that I'd like to add functionality over a regular on/off toggle switch - IE: timer/remote control, etc. There is no power/neutral going to the switch, just the two low voltage wires.

Do I have any other options besides the spring wound in-wall timers (they aren't aesthetically pleasing).
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mickman wrote: I have a gas fireplace that I'd like to add functionality over a regular on/off toggle switch - IE: timer/remote control, etc. There is no power/neutral going to the switch, just the two low voltage wires.

Do I have any other options besides the spring wound in-wall timers (they aren't aesthetically pleasing).
The two low voltage wires are probably 24v AC and can be wired to any number of thermostats.
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Jerico wrote: The two low voltage wires are probably 24v AC and can be wired to any number of thermostats.

I'm not really interested in a thermostat. I'd just like something that I can turn it on for an hour or switch it off from the couch.
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Jerico wrote: The two low voltage wires are probably 24v AC and can be wired to any number of thermostats.
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older fireplace ?.. more likely millivolts 750mv...
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mickman wrote: I'm not really interested in a thermostat. I'd just like something that I can turn it on for an hour or switch it off from the couch.
They have remote control kits that are $150+. Probably some wifi ones now too. With a $50 thermostat you could easily up the temp for an hour and have it shut off, plus set it to 60 all the time as a furnace backup.
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ditto on the remote control... some remotes are also thermostatic ....
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tralexus1 wrote: older fireplace ?.. more likely millivolts 750mv...
Good question, I have no idea what voltage mine are. Just that I have thermostats on them. Builder installed them with a standard light switch.

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