Rebuilding a Ducane 5004

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2018/09/19 18:50:46 (permalink)

Rebuilding a Ducane 5004

I am rebuilding a Ducane 5004 gas grill with 2 S-shaped burners and I need some help, preferrably photos.
Rebuilding the Weber Genesis Silver was pretty simple: info and videos all over the web, so I got lazy and didn't document my break-down steps.
 
I am doing pretty good, but I need to know if the Electrode actually rests on the burner or just above it.
 
thanks in advance,
len
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    RKB
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/09/19 21:05:46 (permalink)
    Electrode - as in 'igniter'? All that I have seen require an air gap to create the spark that lights it. If it is touching, I don't believe it will light.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/09/20 11:02:34 (permalink)
    If I Remember correctly, the collector box clamps around the rube with the electrode underneath. I’ll try to find a picture. Sold them for only 25 years
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/09/20 11:08:27 (permalink)
    Flat side goes on top. The U bracket underneath.
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/09/21 21:52:44 (permalink)
    The one on the RIGHT is in a burner hole, so it sparks. The one on the LEFT is laying on the burner. So haveing a gap makes sense. I'll wait until Porterhouse checks to see if he has a picture. The Weber is nice, but I really miss the rotisserie and I won't use it (good spark there) until the burners and igniters are working correctly.
     
    Thanks to all who jumped in so far.
    len
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/10/09 11:03:04 (permalink)
    No pictures. No more Posts.
     
    Guess there aren't many of us Ducane grillers left.
     
    I'll nip off the ends and let the elecrode clear the burner by about 1/16" (or a little less).
     
    thanks all
    len
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    Re: Rebuilding a Ducane 5004 2018/10/09 13:21:40 (permalink)
    I'll try again.
     
    This is the collector box.  The flat side goes up.  The U bracket attaches it to the burner and it should be situated so that the gas from the burner gets to the electrode, igniting when it sparks.  I wouldn't trim it.  It's all about placement.
     

     
     
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