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    It will be onionhead! I absolutely love the new ignitor!!
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  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by scooter View Post
    It will be onionhead! I absolutely love the new ignitor!!
    Scooter, I received my new Flash Fire (tm) in the mail yesterday. I installed it immediately and had it running. WOW! This is quick and smooth. The only trouble I had with installation was finding the fuse on the Pellet Boss. Thirty seconds of searching, and I found it. This new Flash Fire solves a lot of annoying headaches. My igniter was starting to swell on the end, and had tripped the GFI already. It was on its way out. Matt and Katrina, at MAK, helped me get the Flash Fire, and now I have 89,998 lights left to go. My grandchildren will be using those! Thank you, MAK!
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  3. #13
    Quote Originally Posted by onionhead View Post
    My igniter was starting to swell on the end... It was on its way out.
    Yep, that's the same issue I was talking about in my original post. Bulging at the end, and it made it harder to get the firepot in place.

    Not any more!
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    Yep, the old ignitor being situated inside the firepot and constantly exposed to that harsh environment takes a toll. The new FlashFire being situated outside of the firepot will reduce the abuse and extend the life of the ignitor!
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    This works so much better . I did get the template the following day,me hitch I will use on the other MAK. Even the way I did it wasn't a hard job at all and worth the effort
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    This is yet another example of MAK continually working at making the best pellet grill on the planet....and not forgetting owners of older grills.

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    My Flashfire

    Installed my new Flashfire this afternoon. It was an easy install and worked very well -like a blow torch.
    And thanks to Katrina for shipping me the Pellet Boss firmware updater in the same box so I was able to update to FW Version 3.0 at the same time.
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    How much quicker does the grill to about 275 as compared to before?

  9. #19
    Quote Originally Posted by nileriver View Post
    How much quicker does the grill to about 275 as compared to before?
    Ironically, the cook we just did this past weekend was at 275°, and with the new FlashFire ignitor I'd say it shaved about 5 minutes off the time easily.
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    former owner - MAK 1 Star General #171
    22.5" Weber Performer with Stoven Pellet Grill attachment
    27 + year old 22.5" Weber Kettle (still works fine)
    Modified Horizontal Offset Smoker - used mainly for cold smoking.

  10. #20
    I got my FlashFire Ignitor to replace my old one that no longer works but my MAK 2 is #481 and I don't have any rivets to drill out. What else can I do as I need to use it on Friday and have people coming over for a BBQ! I originally got the grill from Big Poppa Smokers so shouldn't they have known to send me a template too?

    Thanks.

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