Oven from the 80s, no thermostat. Can I retrofit?

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Old 12-02-18, 10:53 AM
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Oven from the 80s, no thermostat. Can I retrofit?

It has just a simple gas valve connected to the knob. (Supply line is not connected in this picture)

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Could I replace the entire valve and knob with this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Robertshaw-....c100935.m2460
 
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Trying the image again.

 
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Old 12-02-18, 03:50 PM
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You linked to a replacement thermostat/valve. What about a pilot light or a form of ignition ?

I just service appliances..... I'd never attempt an upgrade/change like that in a customers home.
 
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So the oven is currently lit by matches. No pilot. The manual for that thermostat I linked to says the pilot outlet can be plugged if not needed

Although I do have a pilot/striker/thermocouple set up which I salvaged from an old water heater just sitting in the garage which i probably could adapt. The issue there would be that id have to cut some sort of hole in the front of the oven for the sparker and I’m worried that it might be tempered glass.

Lets say say I just plug the pilot outlet on the new valve, there is no reason it wouldn’t work as a drop in right? It has connections for the inlet and the outlet to the burner just like the old valve. In the existing set up both the gas line to the wall and to the burner are soft aluminum pipes with compression fittings that screw into the valve.

 
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Think this thru...... if you install a thermostatic valve..... when it gets to the correct temperature.... the valve closes. What relights the burner when the valve calls for heat ?
 
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I've never seen a range/oven from the 1980 era with no pilot or other ignition device. Match lit ovens were much older. Unless this from another country.
 
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You are correct. This member is way south of the border.

MBK..... good to see you kicking around..... it's been a while.
 
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Thank you, I've been here only quiet. Hopefully I may be able to add something when it comes to older equipment.
 
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