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?
Good morning smokerjoe,
Sorry to hear that your new FlashFire kit was missing the template for you 2 Star. We at MAK are working with BPS in order to solve this for you as fast as possible.
I also wanted to tell you that the MAK Grill can still be used WITHOUT an igniter installed at all. I know this isn't the perfect solution at this time but if you ever need to use your grill in a pinch, like this upcoming BBQ you are hosting, follow our Manual Lighting Instructions to fire up your MAK.
-Unplug the grill from the power source.
-Remove fan/access panel (the fan panel and pellet hopper lid are connected together on your grill).
-Unplug the igniter from the back of the Pellet Boss® control board. Make sure that the plug end is out of the way of the fan blades.
-Re-attach the fan/access panel and secure it.
-With a clean firepot, add a small handful of fresh pellets to the firepot.
-Add 2 Tablespoons of either alcohol fire gel or hand sanitizer (same thing, really) to the pellets and mix it in.
-Drop a lit match into the firepot.
-Wait 3-5 minutes and allow the fire in the firepot to become established (otherwise the fan will blow out your flame).
-Replace interior components—making sure you don’t get burnt.
-Turn on grill and cook as normal. The pellets that fall will be lit by your established fire and the grill will move to your setpoint and cook as normal.
If you have other questions, please click on this link to our FAQs page for additional support help: MAK FAQs | MAK Grill
Or give us a call at (503) 623-1234 and we will be happy to help.