Gas fire control knob turner

Project  / Project number: 116-05  /  Status:


The challenge

The client who has limited standing, reach and gripping capability, has a gas fire with the control low down towards the back. It has to be pushed down, turned 300 degrees and then held to light. The client is unable to bed sufficiently to reach it.

It was judged impractical to affix a permanent device to the valve without impairment of the function. A prototype device was constructed using a pre-made handle from a power tool and a purpose made coupling with two slots which fitted over the head of the gas fire handle. Although this device works, the long term solution should be a new fire with a remote control facility.