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Cold Pizza
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re: Tankless hot water heaters

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hot water heaters




chuckitdeep
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Takagi tankless uses gas. Our house is a year old and I love it. Its hooked to all of our hot water. Talked to several people about it and none had problems. Our contractor had one in his house. Cant remember the number of heated gallons a minute. Everyone said as long as we didnt have all three showers, dishwasher and washing maching going it could handle it. So far its been great.


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gizmoflak
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Tankless hot water heaters

Are they more trouble than they are worth?

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it's a tankless job




Kafka, you need some new material

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CE Tiger
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Member since Jan 2008
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re: Tankless hot water heaters


told ya Ive had problems with mine


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Chaz95
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Dallas, Texas
Member since Nov 2007
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Two pages and nobody asked why he's trying to heat hot water


Sl4m
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Noritz is the tankless leader for reliability.



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FenrirTheBeard
New Orleans Saints Fan
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Member since Jun 2012
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
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Hot water heaters


Why do you need to heat water that is already hot?

ETA: Chaz: didn't see your post
This post was edited on 12/31 at 12:45 pm


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Greg09Ag
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Member since Sep 2011
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Tankless water heaters pull around 68 amps everytime you start one (when you turn on the hot water). So if you have the habit of turning the water on and off while shaving, teeth brushing etc or have kids your electricity bill is going to shoot through the roof. They're a fad IMO, stick with the tried and true.


Kajungee
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South ,Section 6 Row N
Member since Mar 2004
15910 posts

re: Tankless hot water heaters
Electric - forget about it

Natural Gas in a new house.. yes worth it

Retorfitting and existing house with a natural gas unit... not worth it


geauxdaddy72
New Orleans Saints Fan
Shreveport,La
Member since Sep 2008
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
I would never build another house without them. It's a sound decision.


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Tiger at Law
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Baton Rouge
Member since May 2007
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
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Retofitting and existing house with a natural gas unit... not worth it


Why is that? Cost prohibitive? I've got a house that's about 20 years old with natural gas. The wife has a big arse tub and filling that thing sucks up all of the hot water

Better off just looking into a bigger conventional tank or adding a second tank (if that's possible) Just moved into the place, not even sure what the capacity is...just know it isn't enough.


Magicmikeforlsu
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Put two in my house. With a house that size I would recommend two or you will wait quite a while to get water where you want it. The other thing to consider is you will not have a reserve of hot water if the electricity goes out. So, if you live in area that you lose electricity often I would be hesitant. Otherwise, I would highly recommend them. The two I bought were rinnai natural gas, bought them online for a good price. That's my two cents on the matter.


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ApexTiger
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cary nc
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Average tankless HWH cost is 2900-3400 installed.

Normal HWH is 900 installed

I would not go Tankless unless you really need the endless water, they are gas hogs


Maniac979
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This post was edited on 1/2 at 1:49 pm


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FlyBoy75
Denham Springs,la
Member since Mar 2012
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
I built a new house approx 2 years ago and installed the Rheem Tankless hot water heater.
We love it. Just be mindful of placement of the hot water heater. We placed our very close to the master bath since it gets used the most. Water gets hot very fast. So if you need two , I would place them on each side of the house.



Magicmikeforlsu
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I placed one on each side of my house as stated above. One close to master and one closer to the kitchen. They are pricey without a doubt, installation and venting is the most costly part (surprisingly). Love the endless hot water though.


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Mariner
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Mandeville, LA
Member since Jul 2009
555 posts

re: Tankless hot water heaters
I'm having an issue right now. I found a small leak in my water heater in the attic. Right now it evaporates from the burners. Thankfully its been noticed before it blew and my ceilings get soaked.

I'm about to have the tech bid a tank and a tankless. Tankless may cost three times more. Do they last much longer than tanks? How hard is it to service and flush them? I'm considering a rinnai 9.4 gpm. I don't think I'll get my investment back with the savings in energy, but I want the ability to have infinite hot water and I imagine it would look attractive to a home buyer.

Any other reservations from those with tankless?


Kajungee
LSU Fan
South ,Section 6 Row N
Member since Mar 2004
15910 posts

re: Tankless hot water heaters
If your concern is saving money..

Look at the cost of Natural Gas and let me know how much cutting 10-20% of your hot water heater natural gas cost will save you.


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LSU Coyote
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Member since Sep 2007
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
Have one in the new house.. haven't moved in the new house yet.

From what the builder told us and the research that was done they are great. I wouldn't change out a good waterheater for a tankless. Wait until the one you have is giving you trouble.


gamatt53
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re: Tankless hot water heaters
damn I was glancing down the OT and read this thread title as "topless hot waitress". What a let down


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