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Old 02-22-2018, 01:07 PM
 
Location: Paranoid State
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That seems rather complicated; can you explain the design decision that lead to this?

Is it solely to ensure that failure of one tankless heater does not inconvenience the residents?
It is for longevity of the systems. Yeah, it is complicated -- until you look at my HVAC setup. I have 6 HVAC units (7 if you count the garage) that service 10 zones (11 if you count the garage).
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Old 02-22-2018, 01:10 PM
 
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It is for longevity of the systems. Yeah, it is complicated -- until you look at my HVAC setup. I have 6 HVAC units (7 if you count the garage) that service 10 zones (11 if you count the garage).
Are you an engineer? My spouse is, and that’s why my fish tank has parallel redundancy among its four filters

We are renovating and then staying there while we build on our land, but multiple zones and systems is exactly what we are doing too. And with the radiant heat the recirculating of existing warm water among the systems makes total sense, so that’s very similar to our design. There is something to be said for a system where no one component is the key to success or failure.

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Old 02-22-2018, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Raleigh
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No one is going to notice the size of your water heater unless they have a family of 12.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:04 PM
 
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No one is going to notice the size of your water heater unless they have a family of 12.
Yeah went with a 50 gallon bradford white, we don't use that much water so it will be a waste. Plumber did say 50 aint' enough since I got a big jetted tub, but since I got the house I have never used it, kinda forgot about it haha. Might try it out tonight but I think I probably will just use it once in a long while, or at first use it a lot then just kind of stop. https://www.totalhomesupply.com/50-g...DFORD-RG250T6N

Oh just remembered they set the temp dial right between hot and warm, need to change it, my old tank I like it 1.5 clicks above warm, not too hot in the shower and can save some gas bill
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