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Are thermocouples universal?

Asked by Ronald Hayek on September 10, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances


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Universal Thermocouples. Universal thermocouples, as the name implies work on most water heaters. They are available online and in home supply stores for a reasonable cost. The length and the thread type are the two concerns when purchasing one.

How long does a thermocouple last? Thermocouples can_last several years, but they don't typically last as long as the furnace itself. If the pilot remains lit, but the main furnace doesn't stay lit, it's time to replace the thermocouple. Replacement thermocouples are in stock at most hardware and home improvement stores.

How often should you flush hot water tank? Most homeowners should flush their water heaters every six months or so, but if you have extremely hard water, you may want to do it more often. Flushing your hot water heater could be necessary as often as every few months depending on the mineral content of your local water-supply.

Can a thermocouple leak gas? Without a thermocouple, it will seep tiny bits of gas into the combustion chamber of the device. In a few hours, it can leak enough gas for a small explosion, probably just enough to shorten youreyebrows.