Wedgewood Gas to Electronic Ignition?

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Old 02-07-06, 03:32 PM
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Wedgewood Gas to Electronic Ignition?

I have an old gas Wedgewood that works great but I want to know if I can go from a gas pilot to electronically controlled ignition (I guess that's what you'd call it). Anyone ever done this or heard of such a thing?

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Hello Dave and Welcome to the Do It Yourself Web Site and my Gas Appliances topic.

Possible yes. But Highly impractical. Not worth any time, efforts and not many do this type of conversions because they are difficult and expensive, etc. So if the antiques dealers and repair shops do not do this, that's one of the many reasons. Inquire at the local appliance parts stores.
 
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May I inquire why you want to do this
 
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Old 02-09-06, 10:33 AM
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Saves on heat and gas. Doesn't make sense environmentally or otherwise to have gas burning all the time. Waste of a natural resource.
 
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Is your oven match lit style or have a standing pilot. You could turn off top pilots & match lite burners and also oven if you wanted to light pilot & reset safety each time if it has a safety system.
 
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Ahhh, now that makes sense. So how do i turn off the pilots and is there any danger to this?

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Old 02-09-06, 03:35 PM
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Ahhh, now that makes sense. So how do i turn off the pilots and is there any danger to this?

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Top burner pilot(s) should have an adjustment screw to close down..You didn't say if the oven has a standing pilot or match lit
 
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