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Unread postAuthor: syphon_the_python » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:00 pm

Hi

I have recently purchased a piezo style bbq lighter, however it is the kind with only one wire coming from the main lighter body. Could somebody please tell me step by step how to install this ignition into my potatonator??

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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:08 pm

Is there a wire or piece of metal along the side of it? If so thats the other "wire" or electrode.
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Unread postAuthor: syphon_the_python » Tue Nov 06, 2007 10:37 pm

Yeah there is, I was wondering if that was it. So should I connect a wire to that bit aswell, then connect each to a screw and have the spark jump across?? I need help,

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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Tue Nov 06, 2007 11:28 pm

Indeed you should.
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Unread postAuthor: syphon_the_python » Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:05 am

I tried it, but the 2nd electrode thing got pulled out completely, and I can only get the spark to jump across about a finger width. What am I doing wrong (i think ill need a bigger spark)??

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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Wed Nov 07, 2007 6:19 am

Finger width is plenty big for a spark.
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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:12 pm

"Finger width" is really good for your typical BBQ piezo.

Really don't need that much, 1/8" is fine. Heck, 1/16" works fine to.
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