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Old 10-25-2002, 09:01 PM   #15
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* * * * * * If the pilot flame goes out, will the ignitor relite the flame before the thermocouple cools enough to shut off the propane?:chin *

Anybody tried it??
Yes --- The reignitor will light before the thermocouple cools off. Not only that, I also tested it by trying to blow the pilot out --- couldn't.

I have one and I haven't had any pilot outages since I started using it.

It is designed by Sububan to go in as a reletively easy mod. The only tricky part was getting the elcetrode gap and position just right.

Do a search in the Casita Club forum for more info and some pictures. Sorry I don't have the URL handy.

Hope that helps.
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Old 11-01-2002, 06:41 PM   #16
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re-igniter

Ted,
finally bought it $65.+change..now all we have to do is intall it:O
also bought a progressive dynamics 9145a converter charger...now we really need help..the instructions that came with it leave a lot to be desired.
its got a pig tail plug that we do not have a clue about. tried to call for the manual at 1545 and no answer. (br wholesale in s. ca.)
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Old 11-27-2002, 10:18 AM   #17
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reigniter

:wave see that i've had this stuff for about a month now.
finally got it all hooked up. works great
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Old 11-27-2002, 10:51 AM   #18
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Water Heater Electric Ignition

About a month ago, when I viewed my 1st Casita live,
a 17' Spirit Deluxe, I asked the owner if there was an
option she found completely worthless or wished she
had ordered and she replied "I should have ordered the
water heater ignition option", she bought everything
esle but that option.
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Old 11-27-2002, 11:25 AM   #19
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* * * * * * :wave *see that i've had this stuff for about a month now.
finally got it all hooked up. works great
Lou,

Sounds like the way I work; buy it now, install it maŮana.

Was the new converter a good fit or did you have to cut? Did you take photos?

Where did you buy the re-igniter?
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Old 11-29-2002, 02:39 PM   #20
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:wave Hi Morgan
the new converter is a lot smaller the old 6300, but we( and i mean WE, Lora is the carpenter in the family)
we added 1.5 inch square pieces under the new c/c to bring it level with the front piece and she added other blocks in the front for the old screws to fit into. she did it, and i was'nt watching, so it's hard to describe.
the reigniter was a bit more complicated than it looked up front. had to remove the guard plate above the pilot light and heater unit to get the pilot light assembly out to install the igniter.
again, the instructions left a little to be desired, but the whole thing comes out and once you get it all out, it goes back together pretty easy.
we hooked it up to the distribution panel instead of the instructed plan. that way everything is well grounded and fused.
btw,welded a ground buss to the trailer frame and used awg 6 wire for everything.
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Old 11-29-2002, 02:44 PM   #21
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:wave forgot the photos. that's Lora's dept. and she did'nt take any.
we bought the igniter from bubba's local rv appliance distributor as well as the Dometic exhaust fan kit for the refer.
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Old 12-11-2002, 08:33 PM   #22
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Water heater igniters

We purchased a 2002 17' SD in October of 2001 with the SW6P gas water heater. It was a real PITB to squat down on my knees, hold down the pilot position of the control valve, try to press the safety switch on the lighting device and peek in the hole to see if and when the pilot ignited. Especially after the propane had been off for a while. Even lighting the burners on the stove top didnít seem to hurry the gas to the WH. I called the Suburban Mfg 423-775-2131 and inquired about a fix. They told me a reignitor kit was available that basically is a 12 VDC sparking device that would eliminate the need for flame devices to light the water heater. I believe the kit is #520790. I called a local RV place, ordered the kit, had them install it and it has been a real winner. I still have to go outside, open the WH door and depress the pilot control but none of the squatting, peeking and saying bad words especially when we arrive at camp after dark and it is cold. It still takes a while for the gas to arrive but the igniter supplies the spark when the gas gets there and will reignite the burner if by chance the flame goes out. The device cost $58.54 including tax and the installation charge was $55 the hourly labor charge. I donít have the luxury of internal lighting but this mod certainly beats the old way.

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Old 12-12-2002, 12:57 PM   #23
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To lite the water heater

Since, as we all know, lighting the water heater can sometimes be a challenge ... and I don't know about the rest of you, but I don't bend as easily as I once did ... and if I get on the ground, often require assistance getting back up ...

I carry a little folding seat (smaller than one of those bag chairs ... this is just a seat, no arms or back) ... which I unfold and place in front of the water heater so I can sit in front of the heater and fiddle with stuff.

The little folding seat also works well for fiddling with the refrigerator or battery, even allows me to sit in front of the storage compartment and reorganize stuff ... and the little stool doubles as a leg rest in front of my full sized folding chair.
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