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Old 04-16-2016, 12:21 PM   #1
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Tank-less LP water heater?

Is a tankless water heater a better option than a 6 gal water heater? A few units seem similarly priced between the two.
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Old 04-16-2016, 03:20 PM   #2
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I guess it depends on how much hot water you need. The 6 gallon water heater will take a bit of time to recover, but on the other hand 6 gallons is a lot of hot water. The tank-less units vary widely in price but are supposed to supply a steady stream of hot water for as long as you need it. If it can heat 3 gallons of water per minute I'm pretty sure that's all you'd need. I forget how the ratings are on the tank-less heaters.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:09 PM   #3
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I have a tankless, and I will NEVER have anything else - it is awesome, not sure why anyone gripes about them? I guess they want to constantly boil water and heat up the house, burning gas all the time?
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I have two propane household sized water heaters I bought some years ago that are in storage. Vent that into the bus as a source of heat, and a big tank of hot water to boot.
Yes there's the venting issues, but with propane there are always venting issue to get rid of the moisture. Close your top hatch on a wooden cooking spoon and it works fine. For a couple months this winter I needed some real heat to compensate for all this glass while it's freezing outside. I'd really like a floor heating system and some people use dedicated tankless water heater in a floor system.
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Old 04-16-2016, 08:45 PM   #5
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I have a tankless, and I will NEVER have anything else - it is awesome, not sure why anyone gripes about them? I guess they want to constantly boil water and heat up the house, burning gas all the time?
I agree. I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
Unless you like running out of hot water during your shower.
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Old 04-16-2016, 09:14 PM   #6
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I agree. I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
Unless you like running out of hot water during your shower.
sounds like tankless is the way to go then. I will start researching them now , thanks!
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For anyone with experience with the tank-less water heaters, what are the most dependable brands and how much output is needed?
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I agree. I don't know why anyone would use anything else.
Unless you like running out of hot water during your shower.
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For anyone with experience with the tank-less water heaters, what are the most dependable brands and how much output is needed?
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this is what ive used for 2 years, no problems. im getting the l10 for my home.
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this is what ive used for 2 years, no problems. im getting the l10 for my home.
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Do you use the shower head that comes with it, or have you hard plumbed it into your current system? I'm just wondering about hot water for my sinks as well.

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