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This veers towards being "a matter of opinion" but you would seem to be of a mindset where a "heat pump waterheater" and perhaps "yet another minisplit for the family room" would be most suited to your direction of progress. An oil boiler which is not heating much of anything but your hot water has a lot of "standby losses" - i.e. keeping itself warm while ...


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Mixing valves could be the problem and depending on the year built or later faucet replacements the kitchen faucet and bathroom faucets are also possible causes. By turning the shutoff valves the guilty valv should be able to be identified.


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Alex here (some reason I'm locked out of the original account). It happen to be the 1 of my shower's valves. I noticed that the hot and cold water inlets were connected to the valve's sides labeled "shower" and "tub". I had to detach and weld the valve back to where the "shower" points up and "tub" points down. I also replaced the plastic cartridge where the ...


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I have a similar problem only X2, plus made infinitely worse because of the minus 40 degree celcius weather up here in Canada. My problem is so bad, it shuts down my furnace every morning when the main furnace starts to heat the house back to room temperature (I run the thermostat at 18C at night). My home has 2 high efficiency furnaces - the main furnace ...


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Hi Jay, Going to 3/4 pipe will help yes. What you need to be carefull is : Avoid to install un-necessary 90 elboy or splitter or connector. Always try to run your Pex if you will use Plastic Pex, with curve, No Bend (Never). If you can run your line until your mixer (shower selector) without any fittings, it's the best situation to maximize the preasure....


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Upsizing from 1/2 to larger pipe will help, but only if the upstream supply supports it. In this case, with a 3/4" main, it is probably worth doing. Your plan of running 1/2" to and from the water heater is no good, go with 3/4" until you reduce to each fixture leg with 1/2". You shouldn't have to worry about big hot or cold swings in shower temperature, ...


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