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Timbear

03:23AM | 01/20/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
Bvplumbing
I am interested in hearing from those who have knowledge of, or even better, experience with tankless water heaters. We live in a four level house (old!) and I am wondering if tankless would work for us. We have a bath on each level except the first floor. We use natural gas here and I have heard it would not save us any money to have tankless. Anyway, please give me some advice. Thanks,

erik peterson

04:37AM | 01/20/05
Member Since: 06/23/03
224 lifetime posts
Look at the "threads" from the past....this has been addressed over and over........erik

Timbear

09:32AM | 01/20/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
I did look but my specific questions on gas don't seem to be addressed and I am hoping for "fresh" info.

LDoyle

04:00AM | 01/26/05
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Hi Timbear, We built a new home and had a Tagai tankless heater installed. Our thinking was that we are retired and only two people normally living here. Also, we installed an 'air massage' tub for two that takes 80 gallons of water. Love the endless supply of hot water but do not believe it really is a savings. After cost of heater and installation, it will probably take 20 years to see a payback. Still, would do it again if given the choice. This heater can supply two showers at the same time and has given no problems.

Timbear

12:01PM | 01/26/05
Member Since: 11/07/04
83 lifetime posts
Thanks, LDoyle! Tell me is your tankless located very far from the showers? I have heard distance is sometimes an issue. Thanks,


LDoyle

04:11AM | 01/28/05
Member Since: 06/03/01
327 lifetime posts
Hi Timbear, Yes, our tankless is located at one end of the house while the Master Bath is at the other. Only 'problem' is that we have to run the hot water until the lines are cleared of the cold. Since we are on well water, that is not too much of a problem but are installing a recirculating pump recommended bt Tagai. This allows us to press a button to start the pump and it turns off as soon as the hot water reaches the end of the line. This will ease our thoughts about wasting water.
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