Stem extension for on/off safety valve

Old 11-29-13, 10:38 AM
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Stem extension for on/off safety valve

Right now the on/off knob for my gas fireplace is in the firebox. It has a heat shield but it is too close to the fire to be comfortable turning it off after the fire has been on for awhile. I'd like to extend it to outside of the firebox, outside the glass doors. I've included some images. I was thinking of maybe using something like a 12 inch valve key but the shape at the end does not match up to the shape on the safety valve. I've included a bunch of pictures to give you a better idea of what I mean. The last picture shows the old extension arm that was on the old system which was just a manual on/off valve. It extended to outside the firebox.
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Old 11-29-13, 11:17 PM
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You can enter "potentiometer shaft extension" into your search provider and then choose images. There are several companies that sell 1/4" half round extension shafts.

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