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Old 05-29-14, 06:42 PM
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best on demand

what is the best smaller on demand gas for the money right now 1-2 people.
owner install...reliable..
 
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Old 05-29-14, 06:48 PM
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Hello... Not a mind reader today... A on demand gas what??? I would think you mean tankless HWH???

If so my answer would be, NONE!!!!

I would only make a suggestion if you had no space for a conventional water heater or you had a large family that all needed to shower back to back.
 
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Old 05-30-14, 04:47 AM
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why so Law, I was actually debating on getting one myself. Its only me and my GF in the house but I thought a big thing with them was cost savings on energy?
 
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Old 05-30-14, 05:02 AM
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They save you nothing .
Cost more to own.
Cost more to install.
Need to run new dedicated gas line.
Need to run new electric line.
Break down more often because of sensitive electronics and parts.
Get cold slugs of water(sandwich efect)
Takes longer for HW to get to the tap.
More often need expensive steel venting for the units..

For the cost of installing one tankless unit I can install 4 conventional units. If the conventional lasted 10 years each thats 40 yrs.

Compared to the less then 10 the tanless will last. ( I have not seen one my self not last more then 6 years without issues, or being completely replaced. Usually from a costly electrical failure.

Although I never saw one leak...LOL
 
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Old 05-30-14, 01:47 PM
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good to know

I heard about the intake on gas it needs but never actually read up on it yet. Still have some years on my 40 gallon.

I would install myself, but you do make it seem more a hassel than its worth.
 
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i think he is right. but off grid would make sense.
 
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Old 05-31-14, 07:08 PM
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Off grid? How so???,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
 
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Old 05-31-14, 07:29 PM
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off grid would make sense.
Propane? An acre of solar cells and several fork lift batteries? Wait! Just use a solar panel water heater. You'd only need part of the roof.
 
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Old 06-03-14, 06:39 PM
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What type of heat do you have?
 
 

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