We have a short term rental home, and we have a grill that's connected to natural gas. As a prevention of hazard, is there a way to open and close the gas valve remotely? We want to be able to close it if ever a guest mistakenly leaves it on or a cleaner forgets to turn it off for some reason.

  • How would you know that you're not turning it off in the middle of the guest cooking something?
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 17:51
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    Albeit this is an off-topic shopping question you should Google "Wifi gas valve" and might find amazon.com/Control-Controler-Compatible-Assistant-Automatic/dp/…. The main issue is that you cannot operate it in the event of a power failure.
    – MonkeyZeus
    Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 17:58

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Yes, there are electronically controlled gas valves.

A better idea might be to install a "grill timer". It's like a kitchen timer that you twist to set the time, but instead of ringing a bell it stops the gas from flowing.

  • I have used a grill with such a timer in a condo common area. I think this is the solution - more foolproof than a remote shutoff system. Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 18:58
  • Good suggestion. I looked for "grill timer" and got meat temperature type timers. The search term "gas timer shut off" was better.
    – P2000
    Commented Jul 2, 2021 at 20:20

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