How to Inspect the Water Heater Ignition System (UPDATED 3/20/18)
While the inspector is at the Water Heater they will want to take a clear picture of the ignition system setting so it is known what to set the dial back at after the system is operated. Please review the procedure below.
International Standards of Practice for Performing a General Home Inspection
I. The inspector shall inspect:
C. The water heating equipment, including the energy source, venting connections, temperature/pressure-relief (TPR) valves, Watts 210 valves, and seismic bracing.
II. The inspector shall describe:
E. The capacity of the water heating equipment, if labeled.
III. The inspector shall report as in need of correction:
IV. The inspector is not required to:
A. Light or ignite pilot flames.
B. Measure the capacity, temperature, age, life expectancy, or adequacy of the water heater.
Axium SOP Differences
- Axium Requires: The inspector should observe the type of ignition system present on the water heater (Electronic or Physical).
- No tools required to inspect the Water Heater Ignition System.
- There is one picture for this section and it is very important. The picture should show the ignition button (if present) and the thermostat control position before we touch it. This is the temperature that we need to make sure we reset the water heater back to after we test the operation.
- There are no defects for this section.
- Not taking a clear picture of the ignition system so we know what to set the thermostat back to after the operation.
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