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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Stickseler, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. Stickseler

    Stickseler 3/4 ton status

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    Educate me on tankless water heaters.

    Im thinking that for 3 bathrooms a D/W and W/D Id be beter off with 3 remote units.

    One Med for The Master and Mother-in-law bath
    One Small for the Kids bathroom
    One Med for the Washer/Dryer & Dishwasher.

    I know its more up front than a central one, but wouldnt you save a little in the install by only running one supply line to each location and not having to heat the water through the whole house?

    I also want it to handle the radiant heat in each bath or is that pushing it?

    Any brand you might suggest?
     
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    I don't know much about plumbing, but I did once plug the toilet at a Motel 6 when I went to a NASCAR race in Fontana a few years ago.

    Does that help??????????????
     
  3. hi pinion

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    :D That a little much man, i would just get ONE tankless.( get a Bosch) Also, you should get a re-curculation pump that can be mounted under the furthest fixture on the HOT side (sink lavy) . So you dont need to wait for hot water.

    Remember


    3/4 inch gas line to the tankless

    4 inch b vent flue piping with a 1 inch clearance from any combustables must be ran

    if you have plumbing there already, just do it that way, where the old water heater went.

    Makes no sense to tamper with your old plumbing system, if you dont have to, plus , you would need to run all new gas lines to the tankles heaters, flue, its a big deal. I say just put it where the old one was.

    PM if you have any questions. :D
     
  4. hi pinion

    hi pinion 3/4 ton status

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    Just dont do it wrong, because when you do it wrong, and have a gas leak, you are violating the Constitution, all of our consitutional rights, because people shouldnt have to be harassed by toxic fumes, and to breath them. Just because you want a high performance water heater. Remeber, gas leak= Jail :haha:

    Joking :haha:
     
  5. Stickseler

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    Its new construction. So the cost of a 2nd or 3rd tankless wont realy off-set the install of the 2nd line everywhere and the cost of running the recirculator
     
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    Actually, trhe recuic pump can be mounted under the sink. Its a plug n play deal. The beuty of this type is,,,,

    YOU DONT NEED A RETURN LINE :D

    I think you should just do a single setup.

    Withought being there, seeing how far everything is spread apart, its hard to tell. I think one W/h should be ok, unless you have a 5 bath home. The recovery of the tankless is amazing man,thats why they call it "hot water on demand" .

    Im trying to find the link for the under the sink syle cuirc pump..... :crazy:

    Home depot has them.
     
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    Please edjumacate stupid people like me...does a tankless just superheat the water passing through it on demand? It'd seem simple enough to do but I've never seen or heard of one...just wondering.
     
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    Yeah basically , it heats as it passes through the tank :thumb:
     
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    Sorry Jake but I disagree, I would need more spec.s on the project but although tankless sounds great, it will restrict the amount of gpm you can use depending on the incoming water temperature/temperature rise.
    I'd get into it will you guys but I'm in the middle of a water pump and timing chain job on one of my vans right now.

    Stickseler, I would need to now your in coming water temp. and the total load you would have on your radiant system you want.
    Multi units would be way to much cash, hassle and maintenance costs.
    You mentioned just heating the bathrooms but what about the rest of the house? Scorched air????
    :thinking: 3- tankless heaters, one furnace = one big PITA mess!

    I'll be back................ get me some spec.s please.

    Possible system I did - http://community.webshots.com/photo/226922088/227918111QIxJPg
    This system does the DHW (priority), heats a 7,000 sq. ft. house and a hot tub. It monitors outdoor temperatures and adjusts the in-floor radiant temperatures based on outside temp. It pushes 90+% AFUE.

    back to work :crazy:
     
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    Yeah, here in Sacramento Ca, i dont ever recall running across any radiant heat systems :crazy: have to ask dave about that .

    Also, here, they usually always only have ONE water heater, unless there on a sloar system of some kind.

    It seems the codes vary greatly from state to state i suppose.

    Also, as far as the GPM, the fixtures and tiolets here are all regulated to a min of 1.6 gal per flush, and 1.6 per minute when it comes to that. A steady 60-80 on a needle at the main is usually always enough tio sustain a 5 bedroom house.
     
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    Jesus (pardon me MuddinManny), you're on a dredging roll tonight Clem!
     
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