I've been looking for an IR controlled solution to controlling the two enclosed gas-only fireplaces in my house. Currently each fireplace can be turned on or off with a simple wall switch. As far as I can tell, there's nothing different about these switches compared to every other light switch in the house. It just controls a relay under the fireplace, which in turn controls the gas valve and spark. The size of the fire is controlled manually with a flow dial, the wall switch just turns it off/on. So can I just replace this wall switch with any IR controlled switch? The remote controlled fireplace kits I've found seem to include a lot of equipment I already have and seem to be designed for retrofits. Thanks for any help.
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12/30/11 at 3:50pm