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"Dead" ingiters

Unread postAuthor: risto » Mon Mar 05, 2007 8:46 pm

I've been reading thru a few of the threads on here and i notice how a lot of people tend to say their replacement BBQ igniters are "dead" or "broken".

I have 3 combustion cannons that use these BBQ igniters and not one has ever 'died' (one did break once, but it was the metal clip and i even managed to fix that).

I was just wondering how they 'die'?

Obviously they break, otherwise they wouldnt sell "REPLACEMENT BBQ IGNITERS" at home depot, but i'm asking how.[/i]
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:02 pm

The crystal in the bottom wears out from being hit really hard hundreds of thousands of times.... its not so much with the BBQ igniters its more like the long-handled lighter sparkers used in mini's. they wear out FAST.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Mar 05, 2007 9:23 pm

bbq ones wear out just as quick
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Tue Mar 06, 2007 12:46 am

I have a grill igniter that has been used consistantly for over 30 years, and it will still produce enough voltage to create an arc across a 15mm gap. They do wear out eventually, but it would require several thousand operations to produce a noticable effect. Most fail prematurely due to fracturing of the piezoceramic material.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Tue Mar 06, 2007 7:53 am

SpudBlaster15 wrote:I have a grill igniter that has been used consistantly for over 30 years, and it will still produce enough voltage to create an arc across a 15mm gap. They do wear out eventually, but it would require several thousand operations to produce a noticable effect. Most fail prematurely due to fracturing of the piezoceramic material.
Yes, some can last forever but a lot suck.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Tue Mar 06, 2007 10:07 am

They just don't make things as good as they did 30 years ago...
I've also had a grill ignitor that has lasted many years and never gotten any weaker. Then again Ive had el cheapo lighters die in less than 5 minutes.
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