Jim's Plumbing


Vulcan 135L Freeloader Storage Hot Water Thermocouple Replacement

Vulcan 135L Freeloader Storage Hot Water Thermocouple Replacement Service

We received a phone call just after 1 pm today from one of our repeat customers. He advised that once had got home from work, he realised that he had no hot water while trying to do his dishes. The customer advised that he had recently noticed the pilot light has been struggling to stay alight, and he had been having to relight it on many occasions but this time it would not relight after blowing out yet again.

As the customer was a shift worker he needed to go to sleep so he could be up for his next shift that night. The customer requested an appointment later in the day as he still needed to have it fixed so the family could have hot water again. Because the plumber was on another job before being able to attend this customer, the customer was very happy to hear that the plumber could give a courtesy call 30 minutes prior to arrival.

Once our fully qualified Jim’s plumber attended and assessed the Vulcan 135L freeloader hot water system, he quickly determined that the thermocouple was no longer working and had to be replaced. As all our vans are fully stocked at all times, replacing the parts was done with minimum amount of fuss. Unfortunately the unit was just over 1 year old the part was therefore not covered by its warranty. While the customer was understandably disappointed by this and was then anxious about how she was going to make payment for the repairs. The customer was glad to hear that he could pay via cheque as this way was easiest for him at the time.

The Vulcan 135L freeloader gas hot water system does have a 5 year warranty on the cylinder and now that Vulcan is manufactured by Rheem, you have the added peace of mind a trusted name of Vulcan and the technology of the Rheem brand.

With this particular system, the Vulcan 135L freeloader storage system can cater for 2-4 people in a moderate climate, while in a cooler  climate it will cater for 2-3 people. And with the system being made with a steel jacket and enamel steel cylinder it can comfortably withstand using the pressure from the mains and can be connected to either natural gas or propane. The Vulcan 135L freeloader storage unit has an energy efficacy rating of 4 stars combined with its specially built thermostat, it will keep the water temperature at 73 degrees, meaning you use less water for the same amount length shower, saving you money on your gas bill.

No Interest Ever!* payment plan options available on hot water heater replacements to help ease any financial stress this burden may cause. If your hot water heater is leaking, or you have no hot water, we can often have a plumber to you within the hour*.

If you are having trouble with your Vulcan brand hot water, give us a call today to have your system up and running today!

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service