Well I’d like to thank everyone here who made a positive contribution. It seems that a creative young person saw this need as well as posts on this subject across the web, got his brain in gear and solved the problem. He recently brought his product to market and is receiving accolades, fame and, I hope, some fortune. Senior Living communities are excited, AARP is interested and I am waiting for mine to arrive.
Granted his solution is extremely basic but hey if it saves one burnt up stove or even one life it’s a winner. I can foresee safety of this type being implemented across the industry and I’m willing to bet he gets a sweet offer.
I would have loved to have had a more sophisticated solution involving PIR and even remote notification as might be realized through BLYNK, but for now, I’m very happy with his work.
I will keep the thread open if that’s OK
I also have been looking at inexpensive tiny ultrasonic sensors made to fit on the outside of a tube that would detect flow.
I feel that temp is the wrong way to go as it will not sense gas flow that has not seen ignition. This happened the other day when my wife bumped into the stove when we were moving an appliance, neither of us noticed it and went into the livingroom, had I not returned to the kitchen dangerous levels of gas might have been a disaster.
This guys knob attachment would have provided an audible and visual alert.
If we had a BLYNK enabled sensor and went downtown after the bump we could have gotten an alert that could save the house or a person residing in another part of the home.
The possibilities are endless for property and life.