do you have a retrofit kit for this purpose?
Has anyone ever come across a commercial range with electronic ignition? In low use kitchens they generally just turn off the pilots and light with a gas match.
>In low use kitchens they generally just turn off the pilots and light with a gas match.
Just last week, a worker at a Bluffton, SC restaurant was using the old range-top-turn-the-burner-on-light-with-paper deal I see so often.
I guess he waited too long, and the rangetop burner blew up, lighting much of his upper body on fire. He's not a happy camper, needless to say.
The issue was deemed a cleaning and mainenance fault.
Closest I've seen for open-top burners were something akin to "SIT" (or SITS) valves (an overpriced and extremely fragile device).
My most recent experience with SIT(S) valves were ones which were actually thermostats with a pilot safety built in. Those were actually for a GRIDDLE. They also had their own special thermocouple (not one off-the-shelf).
Somewhere in my limited memory, I sure recall there was just a basic burner valve (not a thermostat) that had those same features. I surely also remember that it was just on this one LP-fired range I'd worked on.
Anyway, such a design was also accompanied with a mere piezo-electric ignitor like you see on allotta gas grills. Nothing more.
For the OVEN part of the range, years ago...Southbend (and their Blodgett brethren) employed a basic spark box with a mercury flame safety switch for auto-ignition of the oven when you turned it on. That setup is now obsolete. A retrofit kit (to replace a system using hazardous mercury switch) was required for repairing units already out in the field.
ANYWAY...from the technical side of all that, that's all I know about that.
For Vince (the original poster - or OP), may I suggest just simply calling Southbend? They're the ones who made it, so they are the ones with the answers. Here's a link:
Southbend - Contact Us
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