Igniter vs. Flame Sense Rod

Old 12-22-14, 12:00 PM
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Igniter vs. Flame Sense Rod

I have a quick question - I have a one-of-a-kind oven that has several burners in it. Some use a controller with a separate flame sense and other use a single igniter/flame sense.

My question is general - is there anything different about the composition of a flame sense rod vs. an igniter rod? In other words are they interchangeable?

Old 12-22-14, 07:53 PM
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The rods serve the same purpose and should be able to be interchanged. They're nothing more than just a steel rod.

Location to and distance from burner is important as the spark ignition system requires the correct gap to create a reliable spark.

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