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Old 10-04-2016, 08:55 PM   #1
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Oven Ignitor

Hi, Everybody knows how hard RV ovens are to light. So has anyone ever added a electronic ignitor to a RV oven?

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Old 10-05-2016, 12:07 AM   #2
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I'm sure someone has.
I always thought you had to heat up the thermal couple with the lighter before it would allow the gas to light the pilot light and stay lit.
Then it would allow propane to ignite the burner totally.
I think this is some type of safety thing .

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Old 10-05-2016, 02:27 AM   #3
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Don't you just turn the knob to "Pilot" and push down to bypass the thermocouple?
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Old 10-05-2016, 02:49 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by traindrv View Post
So has anyone ever added a electronic ignitor to a RV oven?
That's be neat. Ours is a pain in the behind to light too.
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Old 10-05-2016, 05:11 AM   #5
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I thought about doing it but all in all it probably is not a good idea, let me tell you why, so, you put an igniter kit for a gas grill on your oven and it works great! YOU have it mounted on the front of the stove and it is one of those nice push in types like on my expensive infrared grill.

Now, YOU are asked by the DW to light the oven and get it ready for pizza.
It lights no problem and you a proud mod specialist!

Fast forward to 4 camping trips later and you are out on the fishing boat and the DW and very well behaved children are hungry for pizza again, so having taken lessons AND watching you light the oven they are holding the pilot valve open for a long time and then hitting the igniter-oops wrong order and boom goes the oven door open.

If you look at a conventional oven igniter regulator valve set up they are pretty complex with a glow rod and safety valves built in, so having to have the door open, getting down there and SEEING if the oven lights and THEN closing the door is probably the best solution.

For me I consider this just one of those hardships I must endure in this great adventure called Glamping, I will be on my knees this weekend lighting the oven for my famous chicken nachos.

I will have to have a couple of craft beers to numb the pain of lowering myself with a fire stick but I will hopefully recover safely eating my kill!

Just my opinion

however --- I still want some type of oven igniter, I just want a safer one than what I can come up with myself.
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