He said he was real happy with it the first year it was installed other than the deliming part. Would it be better for the heater to be wet or dry when not in use? If it is reconfigured, the flame temperature will be wrong and soot will be deposited. Typically this will be a 50 Amp 240V electrical outlet. Older homes could have a much lower pressure from the meter negating the need for regulators on each piece of equipment. Step 3: Shut Off the Main Water Line: Before attempting the installation of the tankless water heater, you should establish where to turn off the water flow into the house. On average, and with proper maintenance these units can typically last 20 years or more. If you live in an area that has heavily mineral-laden water, you should perform flushing every 6 months.
I have no idea how aggressive 3-5 ppm free chlorine will be on a copper heat exchanger. Remember you are cooking water really fast in these tankless units so they will leave lime and other minerals deposits in the heat exchanger, look at what happens to a pot when you constantly just boil water in it. Tankless, also known as on-demand or instantaneous water heaters, have many benefits over a traditional storage-type water heater. A maximum of four controllers can be installed. The experts will also check if the meter will be able to supply the required pressure for the new unit. Do you sell any tankless water heaters small enough for a camper and what do they cost? Water flow Open a hot water tap with the water flow higher than the minimum required 0. You can preview and edit on the next page.
Hard water and naturally soft water have their maintenance issues, however softened water offers potential problems that may imply or outright void the warranty on certain products. If you are lucky enough to have the choice, you should compare the cost of each fuel as well as the tankless unit's efficiency before making your decision. Broad generalization by a few on this tankless sub-forum is what kills it's ability to be taken creditably and provide quality info for those posing legit questions and that a shame. In contrast, storage water heaters last 10—15 years. I do not want holes in the brick wall so I would like it vented coming out of attic and down out of the eave.
You will need to select either a 3 inch adapter or 4 inch adapter depending on the model you select. You will need a vent adapter, at least one 90 degree elbow, and condensate trap condensate trap is only required for Rheem gas units. However, if the source of the leak is from the tank itself, you will need to replace the unit. He had nothing but troubles from the start. It's supposed to have a plastic tube attached to it like this, called a dip tube.
Then I went to take a shower up here in the master bathroom, but there was practically nothing coming out. Electricity, propane and natural gas are the most common choices, but they may not all be available where you live. This is also referred to as on-demand or , with the main advantage being that it is energy efficient. Always check with a manufacturer's warranty related to water. All gas tankless water heaters must vent the excess warm air they create. Well, in my case, that tube has actually broken off and dropped into the tank.
It looked almost like fragments of plastic. You cannot do that with a tankless system. I would like electric because I am afraid of gas. This is largely because they are very environmentally friendly, use less space and are economical to operate. We always recommend you discuss the electrical requirements with an electrician or professional installer before purchasing an electric unit. Over time, these tubes could disintegrate. However, if you are not sure about the process, you can have a professional expert handle this for you.
Venting One of the primary concerns with gas on-demand systems is proper venting. In some cases, for the warranty to be valid, the tankless water heater must be installed by a certified installer. My water heater is in the attic so that would mean a horizontal exhaust along the roof joists to the eave and then a 90 degree down out of the eave. You should start by connecting the water supply line and note that this tankless water heater has a special flue. An installation like this that involves gas piping is best left to a licensed, professional plumber. We provide installation manuals for all Bosch tankless water heaters we carry: There are several important components to consider when installing a gas tankless water heater: A.
The exposed copper wire will connect to the ground on the breaker. However, if you are not confident, you should hire a professional installer. The venting requirements are different from traditional water heaters. You will want to know what options you have for venting before you make a decision on which gas tankless water heater may be right for you. Overtime, the build-up increases and longer burner cycles become necessary to compensate for the lower efficiency. Then my washing machine stopped working.
Insert the end of the conduit into the cable connector and tighten the screw on the cable connector. Tankless water heater, used to provide hot water 2. What I have read about copper says it is pretty resistant to corrosion in salt water environments and with the pool at ~ 3-4k ppm, it is not nearly as salty as the ocean. You will need one regulator to take the tank pressure up to 200 psi to down to a household line pressure 2psi. Horizontal Installation Gas or liquid propane tankless water heaters can be installed either vertically or horizontally.