Questions tagged [tankless]

A tankless water heater directly heats water on demand, instead of maintaining a reservoir of hot water. Use this tag in conjunction with the [water-heater] tag

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Rinnai tankless water heater service cost

My tank-less water heater stopped working with an error code 11. I had somebody out to take a look at it. relatively quickly we went through the troubleshooting steps and concluded the flame rods/...
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Installed Electric Tankless Water Heater - Internet loss when active

I installed an Ecosmart 27kw tankless water heater yesterday and as far as heating the water goes, everything works perfectly. The issue is when the water heater is running, I lose internet! Specs: ...
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Tankless water heater and shutting off main water supply

I have a tankless water heater, love it! And it's not the issue. I have a very leaky shower. I've been in my house for almost 20 years and for the first 10, I didn't mind the very slow drip since my ...
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Planning to switch to a tankless water heater

I am planning to convert to a tankless water heater but have a few questions to make sure I am on the correct path. I live in a rowhouse in Philadelphia where natural gas is used for heat and my ...
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Derating 6 current-carrying conductors?

I'm having a hard time understanding 310.15(B)(2)(a). Here's the boat I'm in: I hooking up a tankless water heater that calls for 3 40 amp breakers (it's a 24 kw Ecosmart). So I put in a sub panel in ...
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Want to switch to tankless, but can I use my existing wiring?

The tankless water heaters I am looking at require 8 AWG wire but the existing wiring is 12 AWG. Can I do this without having to rerun new wire?
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Will a 2 PSI natural gas line be sufficient for a tankless water heater?

I'm planning on installing a tankless water heater that maxes at 160K Btu. I only have a 1/2" line from the meter to the furnace(75K) in the same room. The city told me that there is 2lb gas from ...
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Tankless Water Heater and turning off main water supply

I presume there must be plenty of protections for such a case, but is there any reason to be concerned if I turn off (or my fortrezz value and smartthings turns off) my main water supply and my Rinnai ...
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Tankless water heater plumbing: neutralized condensate and pressure relief valve

Hello recently my old 50gal gas water heater developed a crack and started leaking. I replaced it with a tank-less gas heater. Everything is good, I installed the proper intake an exhaust with 3in ...
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Can my home's power supply handle this tankless water heater?

So my home was built in 1960 and 15-20 years later another room was added on. There are panel boxes everywhere ha. I have mapped it all out and isolated almost everything. Anything that is ...
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Tankless hot water to heat home

I have a 1200 square foot second floor apartment that is presently heated using a forced hot water radiator system. The system is called a Paloma "Paloma Pak" heating system. It is basically a ...
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16“ center bracket to 24” center framing

I'm installing a tankless water heater (150lbs static load, 10" deep) I only have one option for installation and it is a 2x3 framed wall with 24" centers. The Top bracket is designed to mount on ...
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Is a tank less water heater a bad choice for a house with low water flow?

We are thinking of replacing our current natural gas tank water heater by a high efficiency tank less heater. However we have a water main issue, the house is from 1930 and the main is partially ...
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Tankless Water Heater - wasting water

It takes a while for the water to heat going to the tankless water heater and in doing that, a lot of water gets wasted. Is there such a thing as a pre-heat switch that would start the heating ...
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Tankless water heater venting

Most of the images show 90 degree angles for the venting. Can I run mine at a 45 degree angle like the image below?
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help determining amp service to my house

I'm considering installing an electric tankless water heater in my house, but need to know what amp service I currently have. I read that you should look at the amps on the main breaker to the house ...
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unique ? about venting tankless water header

I am installing a tankless water heater at the house. My question is unique because I can not find a reference anywhere in the code and the installation manual about where to place my exhaust vent. I ...
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Furnace draft inducer switch tripping

I have an older furnace and a brand new natural gas instant water heater that I installed. I only start this way because the furnace had one thing break last year, so I'm not sure if things on it are ...
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Service needed to add a tankless water heater

I am currently building a detached 250 sq feet studio in my backyard. The studio will have a tiny bathroom with a tankless water heater, a baseboard heater, and a few lights, a mini split (ac), of ...
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Tankless 240V water heater in detached garage tripping AFCI/GFCI breakers in house

We have two separate buildings, a house and a garage/workshop, about 20 feet apart, sharing the same electrical service. On the service entrance, there's a Siemens whole-house surge protector. The ...
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Replacing electric tankless water heater

I'm replacing my broken seisco 28 using 2 - 60 amp circuits with a ecosmart 18 using 2 - 40 amp circuits. Looks easy but can I use the existing circuits. I'd hire a professional but I live miles ...
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Can I use a sub-panel to supply a tankless water heater that requires three breakers?

I plan on installing a Echo 27 Tankless Water system but it requires 3 40 amp breakers. Can I install a sub panel to accommodate this and if so what size?
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Chemical Smell After Tankless HWH Install

I recently had a plumbing company install a tankless hot water heater in my crawlspace. Everything with the install works and looks great, but we are experiencing a very strong chemical smell (like ...
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what is a reasonable amount of condensate water produced by my pump?

I have a Ruud hi-efficiency furnace and also a Ruud tankless hot water system, both with condensate lines running down to the pump. My problem is... the pump runs (intermittently) ALL day long..lol.. ...
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17 years old tankless, fix or replace?

I have a 17 years old conventional tankless combi boiler, it has a 'spilling' 3-way and DHW exchanger clogged by limestone. Should I fix it or I'd do better replacing the whole boiler with a new ...
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Can 8 foot tall 2“ x 2” furring strips attached to a floor plate and joists hold a 60 lb water heater? [closed]

I'm trying to hang a 60lb tankless water heater in my basement against an exterior wall and trying to figure out if I can get away with 2" x 2" pine furring strips and some plywood. Assuming minimal ...
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How to modify and redirect the tankless water heater steam exhaust away from the house?

I am seeking help from this community to come up a creative solution on how to make a minor/elegant modification to direct the steam exhaust to go outside and away from the house. Right now, it will ...
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Do I need separate expansion tanks for my boiler and hot water heater?

My hot water tank went and I'm trying to replace it with a tankless system, but the old water heater did not have an expansion tank installed with it. In my previous house I had a combination unit ...
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Can a tankless water heater outlet pressure be increased without a second heater?

My father-in-law has a five-bedroomed house with three bathrooms, two of which are in use. The household is gravity-fed with a cold water tank on the roof, and a gas-fired tankless water heater on the ...
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Buffer tank on input or output of tankless water heater?

As I understand it, in residential systems, tankless water heater are commonly paired with a buffer tank to deal with the "cold sandwich" and finite capacity of tankless heater1. This seems ...
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How to chlorinate a tankless water heater?

I live on a private well and have had a tank for a while. Every few months I'd have to chlorinate the tank (with hydrogen peroxide) to get rid of the rotten egg smell. Two local plumbing companies ...
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Tankless point of use water heater that only heats when inlet is cold

There are other questions such as this that ask about a point of use heater to provide quicker hot water, but they don't seem to fit what I want. Our kitchen sink takes a while to get hot, and I ...
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Should I go with a stainless steel or copper based tankless water heater?

I live in Southern California, Orange County to be specific, and want to replace my 40 gallon (gas) water heater located in the middle (inside) of the house with a tankless water heater (electric ...
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Should I replace my conventional interior water heater with an exterior tankless model?

I'm shopping for a tankless water heater. When the salesman talked to me, he told me they install them outside and this is better because then the tanks do not take up room inside the house. I'm ...
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tankless water heater before the reg hot water

What if I installed a new tankless water heater before the regular hot water heater, so that the tank water heater is getting filled with hot/warm water vs the 40 degrees water its getting now? Our 80 ...
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What is this “on” cap that's adjacent to my tankless water heater's service valve?

There's a "cap" next to my water heater's service valve that says "on" with an arrow. What is this "cap" and its purpose?
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What is this pipe beneath my tankless water heater?

While watching videos about draining tankless water heaters, I noticed none seem to have this beige pipe with odd silver cab at the end. Does anyone know what this is and its purpose?
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Wiring washer, dryer, tankless water heater

Trying to wire for washer/dryer combo in the garage, and we need to add a tankless water heater to get hot water to the washer. In their current location, there's a (EDIT: 15) AMP circuit for washer, ...
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Pex Pipe Freezing & Tankless Hot Water Heater Too

I have Pex pipes. My issue is freezing pipes and tankless hot water heater on the north side of my house (built in 2009) where my master bath is (the tankless is on the outside of the house on that ...
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Protecting PEX Outdoors

I am installing a tankless water heater, which is an outdoor model. We are likely to use PEX when redoing the plumbing, but because the heater is outdoors, we will need to have a short, outdoor PEX ...
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Residentail Tankless Water Heater Electrical Concerns

So the electrical install guide for Ecosmart ECO 18 requires 2 (two) 40 amp double pole circuits. They specifically mention running two grounds too which I gather would be provided if NM cable w/...
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Isolation valves on tankless heater: is this setup ok?

I had a tankless water heater installed with isolation valves. The setup that I got is a little different from what I normally see, and I'd like to make sure that this is a good solution and I'd like ...
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Tankless Recirculation Loop as Hydronic Radiant Heating

While researching ways to heat a small bathroom (28sq. ft. total), I came across a post that someone put some narrow piping above a bathroom subfloor and cemented it in under the tiling. They were ...
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Electric Water Heaters: Tank vs Tankless (Instant On) Energy Usage?

I've been told that a tankless electric water heater is enormously more expensive than a tank water. I have a 50 gallon water heater that I must replace. I have a friend who is a plumber telling me ...
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Tankless water heater - not consistent hot water output

I have a tankless with a descaler on the cold water input. When I turn on the hot water at the faucet it takes a minute or so to get hot water. Then I'll hear some banging/knocking of the pipes. ...
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Upgrade to a tankless heater

My water heater went out and I'd like to replace it with a tankless. Electrical setup is as follows: A.O.Smith 50gal water heater - 1, 30amp double pole breaker Tankless needs - 2, 40amp double pole ...
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Tankless heater that only works in the morning

We purchased a house with an existing tankless heater (installed in 2009). It would occasionally fail with error code 11 (no ignition). Over the past 2 months it has been failing more often and now ...
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Short run of propane to stove and tankless WH

I have a small stove with a propane conversion kit and a 3gpm propane tankless water heater. This is for a small MIL suite ~650 sqft. Both the stove and the water heater are on the same exterior wall, ...
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How crucial is a filter for your tankless water heater?

A plumber gave me a quote recently and told me that the tankless heater needs a water filter. This will extend the life of the tankless. How crucial is this? We do not have soft water here in Los ...
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Can tankless water heaters be used in Europe?

I just discovered tankless water heater technology while browsing alternatives to gas based water heating, more specifically the ones designed in the United States by EcoSmart. I have been trying to ...