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Vulcan VS 160L Gas Boosted Direct Solar System; Model No: 871024NF

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Yesterday one of our Jim”s Plumbers worked on a Vulcan hot water heater, model number 871024NF, manufactured in May 2010. Although the customer was happy with the performance of the hot water service itself, rather than call the original plumber that installed the unit, they decided to give us a try instead.

Vulcan VS 160L Gas Boosted Direct Solar System; Model No: 871024NF – Storage Compliance Plate

Vulcan VS 160L Gas Boosted Direct Solar System; Model No: 871024NF

Vulcan VS 160L Gas Boosted Direct Solar System; Model No: 871024NF

Vulcan VS 160L Gas Boosted Direct Solar System; Model No: 871024NF – Compliance Plate

This unit is a solar hot water system that uses a Vulcan 160 litre tank and is gas boosted with a Rheem 24 continuous flow unit as shown in the photos. There is also one solar panel which is located on the roof that heats the tank from energy drawn from the sun. During times when it is overcast or in cooler weather and when the solar panels are not working efficiently, as a backup, the installed Rheem 24 continuous flow unit heats the water.

The advantage of having a continuous flow booster is that you always have hot water as the gas will begin to heat the water should the temperature drop below a certain degrees Celsius. This ensures there are never any times when there is no hot water. These Vulcan solar units are specifically designed for smaller homes, townhouses or units as they have a smaller 160 litre capacity.

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The customer reported that the previous plumber did not show up when promised and in the end, they were left overnight with no hot water! At Jim’s Plumbing, we pride ourselves on providing excellent customer service. Our diligent team work very hard at ensuring we turn up as promised. If the plumber ends up getting held up on previous work, we make arrangements behind the scenes to have another plumber from our team turn up in their place. We make sure we exhaust all options so that our customers are never left in the lurch. If, on the off-chance, our plumber is running 15 minutes late, for example, we will keep you informed so that you are not left wondering.

For your convenience, we have plumbers working various shifts around the clock. For example, if you don’t get home from work or school pickup until 4 pm, you can choose to have a plumber at your door during the evening so that you don’t have to take a day off work. We also stock a vast amount of parts or materials in our vans so that your plumbing issue can be fixed then and there. We never want to see our customers waiting until the morning when suppliers open to source a part that could have easily been installed the night before.

No Interest Ever!** payment plan options availableĀ 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*.

15 Years of Service
15 Years of Service