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#335038 - 01/20/11 01:46 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: tomtuttle]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
We could put a team of gov't statisticians together, maybe a panel of 8, to do a study for the next 6 months to see how much you'll save on your water bill.
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#335041 - 01/20/11 02:00 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: Adrian]
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OK! Now we're talking!

But first, let's form a sub-committee to decide what to name the committee!
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#335045 - 01/20/11 02:31 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Adrian Offline
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Loc: It's all about the location.
Ok. I think the first thing we should do is go on strike.
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#335046 - 01/20/11 03:12 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: Adrian]
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I'm glad this thread was started. It made me think. My hot water heater just goes about its job, never complaining, just providing hot water day in and day out. I almost take it for granted. Everyone should pause a moment this time of year, and give...

Oh, it says "tankless". Never mind, as you were.
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#335050 - 01/20/11 03:50 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: cb919]
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A friend of mine is a plumber and he said you should consider the age of your home with respect to the size/material of the water lines. He also mentioned that with a large family (he has 3 kids)he didn't recommend the tankless systems. My neighbour did a full reno (demo down to the studs) and installed new water lines with a tankless system. He is quite happy with it however there are only two adults in the home.

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#335092 - 01/20/11 09:27 PM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: tomtuttle]
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We've Had our tankless for several years now and are very happy with it, It does take running the water a little longer to get it to heat in certain showers, but we have 5 bathrooms in a 5,000 sq ft home. The water also gets much hotter than it did with our previous water heater. The big bonus for us was in our propane savings, the unit has more than paid for itself. Remember a tankless heater only turns on when a hot water spigot is opened where a conventional heater is always running.
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#335113 - 01/21/11 12:07 AM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: HomeDad]
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Michael, do you have a different experience with the hot water when the incoming water supply is colder?
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#335132 - 01/21/11 08:07 AM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: HomeDad]
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I have considered tankless and anyone that I talked with that had tankless - including a family of 6 (4 girls) were all quite happy with theirs. The caveate is that they all had Propane / Natural Gas. The one thing I have not seen specified here is whether or not the tankless systems being discussed are Electric or Gas? The scuttlebut down here is that no one with Electric is happy.
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#335133 - 01/21/11 08:10 AM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: Argon]
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The guy in reference to my reply is using electric.
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#335141 - 01/21/11 09:42 AM Re: Tankless water heater? [Re: ClubNeon]
cb919 Offline
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Thanks for the laugh Chris! laugh

Again, thanks for all of the comments everyone. While discussing this with my wife last night she pointed out we actually almost never run the dishwasher and take a shower and ... For whatever reason the water pressure in my house is not great so we actually avoid concurrent water usage out of habit.

Argon - it is natural gas supplied.

Cheers!
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