August, 2010
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Inspection News and Views from the American Society of Home Inspectors

Member corrects, author concurs


To the editor,

In the June issue, a picture on Page 19 in the article "Inspecting High-Efficiency Gas Heating Systems" is improperly identified as a Goodman flame sensor. This item is a hot-surface igniter or mini-igniter. A flame sensor looks more like a small, solid steel rod with a ceramic base, and it has only a one-wire output.

Mike Elko
ASHI Member, South Jersey ASHI

Author Alan Carson agreed and provided a photograph of a flame sensor.

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