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Old 01-22-2019, 06:01 PM   #1
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Stove top spark lighter

Does anyone hate their "rotary-piezo-spark lighter" as much as I do?! Think 5am, making my morning coffee, my DW WAS sound asleep 7 ft away...BANG...BANG...BANG!! Almost always takes twice, sometimes three times.
Has anyone converted to a battery powered electric spark lighter? Something like this. The space to fit this is kind of snug. https://www.amazon.com/Generator-Rep...pd_rd_wg=Lp3rB
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:33 PM   #2
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They will all still have the same loud "SNAP" to them as they all work the same way regardless of configuration. There was another thread recently on this. Mine sounds like a kid on a bicycles just slammed into the front end. I just use a stick lighter or a Bic for those few early morning, quiet times.
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Old 01-22-2019, 06:44 PM   #3
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We just keep one of those hand-held butane lighters handy, and use it to fire things up.

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Old 01-22-2019, 08:20 PM   #4
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This is the easy, quiet, upgrade path:



But if you do the battery powered upgrade please show us and tell us how easy/difficult it really was.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:37 PM   #5
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They will all still have the same loud "SNAP" to them as they all work the same way regardless of configuration. There was another thread recently on this. Mine sounds like a kid on a bicycles just slammed into the front end. I just use a stick lighter or a Bic for those few early morning, quiet times.
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We just keep one of those hand-held butane lighters handy, and use it to fire things up.

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Awww... you guys got no mod mojo! ;P LOL Yes, I will be doing that for this trip. But, I am going to research the battery powered setup.
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Old 01-22-2019, 11:39 PM   #6
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This is the easy, quiet, upgrade path:



But if you do the battery powered upgrade please show us and tell us how easy/difficult it really was.
I plan on doing more in depth research on this. If space behind the knob allows, I will be installing a new one.
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:10 AM   #7
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Awww... you guys got no mod mojo! ;P LOL Yes, I will be doing that for this trip. But, I am going to research the battery powered setup.
We're waiting to read about your glorious results!
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Old 01-23-2019, 12:31 AM   #8
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Get a kurig.
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:35 AM   #9
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How can you cook bacon in a Keurig?
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How can you cook bacon in a Keurig?

Roll it up, place it in the cup holder and use oil in the reservoir instead of water. Now eggs...different story.
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Old 01-24-2019, 09:47 AM   #12
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Lets hope he doesn't blow him or his RV to kingdom come.

I try to do all my cooking outside of the RV just for that reason. Only have used the oven a few times to bake cinnamon rolls.
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Old 01-24-2019, 11:54 AM   #13
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Perhaps this video will help...

... or not...

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Old 01-24-2019, 12:36 PM   #14
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Lets hope he doesn't blow him or his RV to kingdom come.

I try to do all my cooking outside of the RV just for that reason. Only have used the oven a few times to bake cinnamon rolls.
I've been cooking with propane for over 55 years, It's really not "scary stuff".
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Old 01-24-2019, 01:08 PM   #15
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If I ever have another RV with a propane cooktop I will convert it over to induction immediately. The new induction run off regular current and have gotten real cheap. Only issue is you have to get the correct pot/pans to use but they aren't expensive.

Our current induction set up allows us to simply unplug it and carry it outside to cook on. It is about an inch thick and weighs around 8 pounds.
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:08 PM   #16
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I've seen those cooktops, and they look to be a pretty neat alternative!
If you're off the grid: you might need to improve your power supply a bit...
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Old 01-24-2019, 02:30 PM   #17
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BIC it is. The Dometic 2 burner (that failed at 1.5yrs) doesn't have a piezo.
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Old 02-02-2019, 08:57 PM   #18
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I have found the electric arc rechargeable lighters to be fantastic . They make no noise at all and you don’t have to worry about one getting on the stove and exploding. You can find them on Amazon I’ve been using one for over a year now and it is great.
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Old 02-03-2019, 03:27 PM   #19
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Yes they fit and work well. Slight modification needed but easy.

Onlyfire 14431 Universal Spark Generator tact Push Button Switch Electric Igniter for Select Gas Grill Models by Char-Broil, Kenmore Sears and Others, 2 Male Outlets, AA Battery https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0116QPUMY..._iwXvCbTXKC4T7
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Old 02-03-2019, 11:58 PM   #20
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How can you cook bacon in a Keurig?
Hey Bob. Get yourself a small air fryer you can cook your bacon and eggs and home frys I got a nice grill but the last time out I never used it . I used my air fryer to cook. Really good fried chicken and the k cup coffee makers work great to.got both of mind off amazon I hope I was able to help have a great camping trip
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