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jswearin

09:24AM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 02/17/06
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Bvplumbing
I am looking for advice on how to plumb two hot water heaters in parallel. Diagrams would be really helpful too. The heaters are co-located in a basement.

Thanks

Sylvan

01:27PM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
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Did you consider series where one preheats the water and then go into the other?

Piping for Parallel is OK but the piping has to be exactly the same to make sure you have equal draw.

I take it your looking for a lot of volume and have peak demand periods your concerned about rather then a steady slow draw situation.

Any how many manufacturers will supply you with a schematic if you request it and telling them what you want series or parallel

jswearin

03:48PM | 02/18/06
Member Since: 02/17/06
2 lifetime posts
Thanks for the reply. Yes, since posting I have found information that suggests in series is better.....especially since they are of different size and of different pipe length. I found an article from the Journal of Light Construction (October 2004) that provides some insight along with diagrams. In series seems to be the way to go for my paricular situation.

Thanks again.


Sylvan

08:49AM | 02/19/06
Member Since: 01/24/06
1449 lifetime posts
Me_office1
The series installation is a whole lot easier and allows for mistakes.

The parallel is lot more complex but in certain applications I have no choice.

It all has to do with the actual demand and exactly what one is looking for. Glad to have been of help
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