Replacing Electric Water Heater with Gas Heater

Old 01-13-00, 01:09 PM
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I have a 50 gallon electric water heater that I want to replace with a 40 gallon gas water heater. Family of 5 , 3 small children and 2 adults. What should I be looking for in a 40 gal. gas water heater ? My brother in law was trying to convince me to go with a boiler mate off my boiler. It would be more expensive, but would last longer and is much more efficient. Any tips you have regarding this would be appreciated.
Old 01-13-00, 09:44 PM
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from the number of people in the house
I dont believe a 40 gallon gas fired
heater will be enough,a 40 gallon heater
will only deliver 27 gallons of hot
water between recovery times.
a gas heater is more efficient than an
electric,but the electric has a higher
recoverey rate.
you need to decide where you will run
the vent thru the roof,or tie to an existing
flue stack.and youll need a gas line if
one is not available.
I recommend 2- 40 gallon heaters tied together in parallell.

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