hot water to 2 homes

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Old 02-16-11, 11:41 AM
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I have a tankless water heater on the outside of my home(in florida).I also have a small in-law apartment about 30 feet from where my water heater is mounted.The in-law is only used part-time,can I tap into the heater and run a line to the apartment underground?Any help is apprieciated.
 
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Old 02-16-11, 12:33 PM
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I don't know if code allows it but I cannot imagine why it would not be permitted. They make insulated piping. It's used for remote boilers and geothermal heat pump systems. Try searching online for "insulated PEX".
 
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What is used for HW there now? How many fixtures? You may have a gallons per minute issue adding more fixtures.

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I now have an electric heater that does not work.I only need to run 1 sink,and a shower.
 
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Isn't is cheaper to get an electric tankless water heater for this in-law suite? I believe they called point of use or on-demand water heaters.

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