Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

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Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

Post  James1970 on Fri Oct 19, 2012 2:55 am

Firstly thanks Mike for a great website. You are a credit to your trade.

After 9 years of faithful service and several red light episodes my Pulsacoil 2000 (145 model) has sprung a terminal leak and needs a replacement.

I'll miss the old girl but not as much as the £2k ish it's going to cost me to sort out...

Anyway the two options I have are:-

a) Pulsacoil BP150

b) Pulsacoil PCR185.

(Option B is a model only available from Gledhill response.)

My flat is a two bed, one bathroom no ensuite shower.

Any advice as to which is the more suitable replacement?

Thank you.

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Re: Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

Post  mike on Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:05 am

Well both models come from Gledhill.
And most suppliers should be able to obtain them.
The PCR model is for replacing old ones.
I think I am correct that it would not be up to "new build" fitting.
185 stands for the size in litres.
So it depends on the size you have now / used to.
I would go for the PC BP 150 or the next one up.
You should be ok size wise but the BP is a bit taller.
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Re: Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

Post  Mario.S on Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:57 am

James1970 wrote:Firstly thanks Mike for a great website. You are a credit to your trade.

After 9 years of faithful service and several red light episodes my Pulsacoil 2000 (145 model) has sprung a terminal leak and needs a replacement.

I'll miss the old girl but not as much as the £2k ish it's going to cost me to sort out...

Anyway the two options I have are:-

a) Pulsacoil BP150

b) Pulsacoil PCR185.

(Option B is a model only available from Gledhill response.)


My flat is a two bed, one bathroom no ensuite shower.

Any advice as to which is the more suitable replacement?

Thank you.

also different option would be, if you have the space for it, a Gledhill torrent 185? is bit less money than the Pulsacoil, or also Elson Corale ? as option , but the elson cost almost like the Pulsacoil ( and i would go in this case for the pulsacoil option, course is a better desighnt unit)
Mario at Marios Boiler Service, Hampshire

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Re: Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

Post  James1970 on Wed Oct 24, 2012 3:30 am

Thanks for the replies.

Ended up getting the Pulsacoil PCR 185 model which is only available from Gledhill Response.

40 litres more capacity than the Pulsacoil 2000 which was installed when the flat was built.

I guess I was quite lucky with the Pulsacoil 2000, it lasted 9 years before it sprung a terminal leak which I was able to diagnose myself.

In all that time I never had to pay a penny to a boiler technician. It was still providing hot water to the end as well. If you need to fill up the tank on a very frequent basis then it's almost certainly buggered. Apparently the hard water in our area is one of the main factors in why they develop internal leaks.

Only went for the PCR 185 because BP 150's are supposedly hard to get for a while due to a factory supply issue.

However the extra capacity should mean not having to switch on the peak heater so often, (three of us in a 2 bed flat).

Gledhill offered to fit the PCR 185 for the same price as BP 150 saving me just over £150.

If anybody is interested in replacing their heater soon, they might be able to make this saving for themselves if they push for a bargain when talking to the Gledhill response sales team.

Good luck to all.

James

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Re: Replacing a Pulsacoil 2000.

Post  mike on Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:25 am

Well done.
Happy ending nice to hear.
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Pulsacoil BP

Post  sunny.sahdev on Thu Sep 12, 2013 3:08 am

If anyone else comes across this post, these links below maybe useful

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