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Old 07-06-2011, 09:30 PM   #11
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Here's how I mounted the electrodes that come with the Walmart $17 electronic ignitor kit. The only problem is it comes with only two of these long ones and one short stubby one that is of no use. So I went to the local home improvement store and picked up a piezo ignitor kit for $7 and cannibalized it for the identical electrode to install on the third burner.

So I've got about $25 or so in this project. Cindi's happy though.



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Old 07-06-2011, 09:40 PM   #12
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One thing I found very interesting is that you have to align the tip of the electrode in the "sweet spot" for it to light. See my pic in the previous post. Right at the bottom of the two slots that kind of form a "V" is the best. I moved it around and it really needs to be just right to get immediate ignition consistently.
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Old 07-07-2011, 08:41 AM   #13
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One thing I found very interesting is that you have to align the tip of the electrode in the "sweet spot" for it to light. See my pic in the previous post. Right at the bottom of the two slots that kind of form a "V" is the best. I moved it around and it really needs to be just right to get immediate ignition consistently.
Looks good. I was concerned that the electrode would spark with the metal cover that goes on the top of the stove, that is why I used the other electrode. Glad it worked for you. I do know this much, it makes the wife happy that she doesn't have to find where I put the BBQ lighter anymore. :-)

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Old 07-07-2011, 09:32 AM   #14
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Thanks Chris, and thanks for the idea!

Yeah, the holes in my top cover have lots of clearance. The electrodes are not near close enough to the cover to redirect the spark.

Yep, same here. Cindi's happy to not have to hunt for the grill lighter.


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Old 07-07-2011, 10:45 AM   #15
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This post was good timing! I have electrodes on all three of my burners, but I noticed on our last trip that the one on the front burner was not sparking. I'm hoping for just a loose connection, but if that is not the case I now know that I can get replacement parts as Wal-Mart!!
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