08:30AM | 12/14/00
Member Since: 11/14/00
333 lifetime posts
I posted this in plumbing, too, but thought I would try here, as well.

What are people's experience with the "new" tankless water heaters? I know that the Europeans have used them for years, but the ones I experienced when I went to Europe last year did not impress me. They did not supply enough water for showers, only supplying enough for that annoyingly-painful, high-pressure, fine spray. Not my idea of a relaxing shower. I suspect I ran into the cheapo models, though, because they were smaller in size than the ones I have seen here in stores, and they were installed in Bed & Breakfast Inns, where lowering costs is usually more important than comfort. The thing I am most concerned with is volume: enough for several long, hot, high-volume showers.

Brian Wood

01:31PM | 12/15/00
Hi Lawrence: Please check your post @ plumbing.
Regards, Brian (Tankless in Louisiana)


05:31AM | 02/12/02
Member Since: 02/11/02
10 lifetime posts
Hi Lawrence,
Re: Tankless water heaters

I have a Takagi TK-2 brand in my home, which produces more hot water per minute than any other brand available in this country today. It replaced two 40 gallon tanks and I never run out of hot water. I can have 3 faucets running simultaneously non-stop.
Go to or call 1-888-455-2312. These people are the experts.
Thank you

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