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Old 02-25-2008, 10:51 AM
 
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HI Does anyone have one of these? If so, what brand did you use? Also, who installed it for you? Thanks
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Old 02-25-2008, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Charlotte Area
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My parents bought one and it is Bosch
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Old 02-25-2008, 12:06 PM
 
Location: CLT native
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You will need a larger gas supply line as opposed to most tank water heaters.

My water heater is upstairs and so it just did not make sense to cut into so many walls to run a bigger line. If your unit is in the garage or downstairs, it might make more sense for you.
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Old 02-25-2008, 04:41 PM
 
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I would love to have one of those... very interested in these post!
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:18 AM
 
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Yes, my unit will be in the garage as it's a ranch. I know you can buy these at Lowe's and HD but do they install or will I have to have someone else install? And if so who, a plumber??
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Old 02-26-2008, 06:56 AM
 
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Three Way Plumbing quoted me $3250 2 yrs. ago for the Rinnai heater. Garage installation. I really like this company and have used them twice. I didn't end up getting a new heater at all..just waiting for ours to die. But, I'm wanting the tankless next time.
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Old 02-26-2008, 07:11 AM
 
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$3250 for what???
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Old 10-13-2008, 04:31 PM
 
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Himain did you actually do this? And if so how did it go? anyone else get one. The water heaters have come down to about $1000 a unit, so I am hoping, actually it could be $2250 for installation and parts. (Even though $500 for parts seems about right). I am checking into an outdoor unit now, which is easier to vent and won't be an issue in Charlotte unless we get under neg30 degrees.
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Old 10-13-2008, 06:53 PM
 
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I liked them when I lived in London. I was going to have it installed in my house. I was convinced that there is no economic reason that I should get one. I thought it would be more economical, but it isn't after having researched the topic. Considering costs to install, etc., I decided otherwise.
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Old 10-14-2008, 11:25 AM
 
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I just did a lot of research on these, it seems that most people should have them professionally installed. They need larger gas lines and apparently there are ventilation concerns so it needs to be done properly and up to code. Also, I was concerned because many people said that depending on where the unit was, and where their bathrooms/laundry rooms/kitchens were located it could take awhile for the hot water to come through. I think they are a good idea if you are knowledgable enough to install yourself or if you are in a smaller house with less people and you don't use that much hot water.
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