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Old 05-02-2018, 09:03 AM
 
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I am almost time to replace my (oil) hot water tank/heater. Anyone have the tankless water heater?

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Old 05-02-2018, 09:18 AM
 
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I almost time to replace my (oil) hot water tank/heater. Anyone have the tankless water heater?
We have one but it came with the house when we bought it - it wasn't something we put in. We like it.
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Old 05-02-2018, 09:20 AM
 
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When I first got the house, it had a 100 gal water tank in the basement, and was electric heat. I ended up replacing electric heat with oil/forced hot water. The new system was installed and was suggested tankless. I feared running out of water but went tankless. At the time 2 adults and 2 teenagers lived in the house. Never ran out of hot water, multiple long hot showers included. I'm glad in hindsight I went that route.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:20 AM
 
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I have a tankless condensing boiler for hot water and heat. The only caveat is the lack of knowledge by plumbers on supporting them. If your primary plumber is busy, could be difficult finding another plumber to resolve your issue.
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Old 05-02-2018, 10:37 AM
 
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I have a tankless condensing boiler for hot water and heat. The only caveat is the lack of knowledge by plumbers on supporting them. If your primary plumber is busy, could be difficult finding another plumber to resolve your issue.
I think they are becoming more & more common and you will start to see plumbers learning how to service them. A lot of people started putting them in after Sandy.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:29 PM
 
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i have one. replaced my tank with it. there's not a ton of servicing required. once a year you need to run some solutions through it to get rid of the build up from our LI water - a very simply pump and bucket solution.

they are not terribly difficult to install - cost us $1000 to get everything installed properly.

only negative is it takes a little bit to get some hot water for faucets especially during the winter months - but for showers/baths, takes about 2 minutes.
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Old 05-02-2018, 12:56 PM
 
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I have a question for anyone that has recently installed one, as I would like to do the same.


My gas meter is rated for 250,000 btu's and a tankless takes about 199,000 btu's and needs a minimum 1" pipe right to the unit. Throw in your furnace, range, dryer, fireplace and you're way over the supply. Did you have to upgrade your service?
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Old 05-02-2018, 01:55 PM
 
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i did not but i have a pretty newly installed meter
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Old 05-02-2018, 03:39 PM
 
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If anyone have a good plumber that knows how to service a Navien and Bosch combi condensing boiler, please post here. Thanks!
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Old 05-02-2018, 06:38 PM
 
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If anyone have a good plumber that knows how to service a Navien and Bosch combi condensing boiler, please post here. Thanks!
Navien is what we have but sorry i cant recommend a plumber ... havent had any issues with it yet!
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