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#6895737 - 09/21/12 Re: Water heater - tankless or...... [Re: APDDSN0864]  
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Originally Posted by APDDSN0864


Tex_n_cal, we have the types mounted on an outside wall and plumbed into the house instead of having the unit indoors.

They DO require a 3/4" gas line instead of a smaller line, and the temperature CAN be raised beyond 120F. There is a sequence of operation to allow this, but the water heater MUST NOT be operating to do it, and you can go to at least 140F with them. They are set with a default 120F to prevent scalding.

The smaller units come with thermocouples preset to certain temps and you just install the one that you want, the larger units can be changed via the keypad.

Ed


Thanks Ed - mine is on the outside wall, in the garage, obviously vented to the outside. It's probably ~40-50 feet from the master bath, just guessing.

I'm painting the garage floor this weekend; I'll try to snap some photos of it.


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#6895887 - 09/21/12 Re: Water heater - tankless or...... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Sounds like tankless is the way to go and the Eternals are the best make. How about installation of these units, can a guy install these with basic hand tools or does he need specialized equipment?


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#6895903 - 09/21/12 Re: Water heater - tankless or...... [Re: tex_n_cal]  
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Thanks, Scott. I forgot to mention that we had a really good water softener installed at the same time we did the Eternal tankless heater. Both units togather take up less room than the old 40-gal tank they replace, btw.

All the hot water I want, with water that really and truly lathers. All for $12 of natural gas and $3 worth of salt a month. Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!

Edit to add: I had a plumber install them both at the same time. Took about two hours total, and installation was included in the price.

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#6896170 - 09/21/12 Re: Water heater - tankless or...... [Re: RockyRaab]  
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We too have a softener as our well is pretty hard. One of ours is mounted in a closet in the garage, the other in a closet with an outside access door on the opposite side of the house. Both have keypads. When my water heater dies in Idaho it will be replaced with a tankless as well. Only way to go IMO.


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