cracked ignitor

I was installing a new $30 ceremic circular ignitor on my York furnace. Un fortunately, I damaged it during installation. Is there a way to fix this? Would putting it in a metalic housing (i.e. bolt) complete the connection ? I was thinking of mixing plaster with copper shavings to form a paste to repair. I see this listed in the epoxy paste, but think that epoxy will n ot tolerate the heat.
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Deodiaus wrote:

Just go buy another and be more careful . Non-repairable item .
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wrote:

I agree, this cant be repaired. We all screw up at times, when we do home and auto repairs. It can be costly, but life is not perfect!
This reminds me of when I put a new $45 serpentine belt on my car. Less than 10 miles down the road, it broke again, because the idler pulley was defective. But I never noticed the bad pulley the first time I replaced the belt. I learned quickly to ALWAYS check those pulleys in the future. Several hours later, after getting someone to bring me parts along the side of the road, I fixed it on the spot. That was a cost of another $45 plus around $35 for the pulley, and I owed my friend a favor and some fuel money for helping. But it could have been worse, had I needed a tow truck and an auto repair shop to do the repairs.
Grin and bear it!
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On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 00:10:57 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@unlisted.moc wrote:

I put a new water pump belt on my 2.5L Lebaron, and I only got 1/10th of a mile before it burned up. I didn't check if the water pump was frozen or not.

But it was convenient. I was still in the parking lot across the street!

Another story. I put an ammeter in my 84 Lebaron and taped the leads to the transmission lines. After about 5 years, something shorted and the car ground to a stop at 11PM, in the rain, on an overpass over an xway. As I was starting to fix it, someone drove up, parked behind me, turned on his flashers, offered me tools. (I ended up cutting and stripping the wires to the ammeter where one had shorted under the car, and twisting them together.) The guy had big scars on his face from a traffic accident.
Five or 10 years later, and eight miles from the first location, in the middle of the day, i bought and installed and tried to adjust new points and condenser at the same auto parts store and had only gone 200 feet when the car was giving me trouble, and the same guy pulled up behind me, again offering to help. He helped me push the car into another parking lot. By this time, his scars were much less bad (but if he hadn't had any, I might not have recognized him.) I walked back to Pep Boys and bought a new distributor, and that fixed it.

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wrote:

That is very bizarre that the same guy showed up!
Sounds like the distributor stripped out the pin on the gear.
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I was in my early 20s and this was shortly after I began driving, I was
way out in the country when my car quit running. I opened the hood and
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On Tue, 05 Jan 2016 02:29:40 -0600, snipped-for-privacy@unlisted.moc wrote:

For sure. He must have been right behind me the second time, and the first time, I was there for a few minutes but only 5 or 10 cars had gone by. I was lying on the wet pavement with my arm under the car, after setting up a reflective triangle, but I was happier to have his whole car behind me.

No, I was still using the original distributor. I was careful about position and the new one went in in about 5 minutes, plus 5 minutes for the wires.

Wow.

Great.

If you have ball joints, you shouldn't go to grocery stores.

Not sure what you call it, on a full-size car, no rack and pinion, that's opposite the steering box, the Pittman arm?, on the right, that holds the steering linkage half way between the steering box and the wheel? Anyhow, in Soho NYC one day, on Greene St. I had just pulled away from the curb when the car slowed a lot. I looked and the left wheel faced left and the right wheel faced right! The two bolts that held that 1 foot rod to the frame had ripped through the frame. Sort of hard to believe. Probably a '67 Pontiac Catalina.
It was 10 to 5 or 10 to 6, and I ran as fast as I could down to Canal St. hoping I'd turn the right direction, left or right, to find the one hardware store in that area. I wasn't used to knowing sizes when I looked at it, and I wasn't even sure I'd taken the time to understand the problem, but I got there just before it closed, bought two big bolts, nuts, washers, and lock washers, and walked back to the car, jacked it up and bolted the thing back in place. It took 60 to 90 minutes altoghether, and that part never gave me any more trouble. It was rush hour and busy even on this side street, but the cars had gotten around me.

You've learned. .
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On 1/5/2016 1:44 AM, Micky wrote:

Sounds like your guardian angel. Hope you lit a candle and prayed a lot, those days.
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On 1/5/2016 1:10 AM, snipped-for-privacy@unlisted.moc wrote:

Yes, truly. The price of education. The one time I replaced a serpentine belt (which went bad in a week) turns out the AC compressor bracket was cracked, and the compressor was not lined up correctly.
Some months ago, I replaced a serpentine idler pulley which was making a terrible whining noise. Only to find out the power steering fluid was full of junk, and that was making the noise.
You are fortunate to have a friend to bring you parts.
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On 01/04/2016 11:31 PM, Terry Coombs wrote:

I agree 100%
a $30 error is not the worst thing in the world
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Terry Coombs posted for all of us...

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Tekkie® wrote:

ignitor.
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On 1/4/2016 10:13 PM, Deodiaus wrote:

Ever tried repairing the porcelain on a spark plug??
You've made a $30 mistake. Hope it's your *only* $30 mistake before you NEED that heat!
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wrote:

PC-70 is good to at least 212^. I didn't have a way to measure higher than that. How hot do you think it gets where the igniter is, which is under the flame iiuc. If the two parts are kept separate, they'll be good as new at least 20 years later.
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On 1/5/2016 12:13 AM, Deodiaus wrote:

damaged it during installation. Is there a way to fix this? Would putting it in a metalic housing (i.e. bolt) complete the connection? I was thinking of mixing plaster with copper shavings to form a paste to repair. I see this listed in the epoxy paste, but think that epoxy will not tolerate the heat.

You're working with high temps, and lots of electrical current. And you rely on that igniter to keep you warm in the winter.
I'd not want to mess aound with patch jobs. I'd suggest to go buy another one, and be more gentle. The price of experience.
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