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Old 08-26-2012, 10:02 PM   #1
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what seize of breaker for hot water tank

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what seize of breaker for hot water tank
Electric water heater? gas? oil? specs? anything?

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what seize of breaker for hot water tank
That is pretty wide answer there.

We need more details here.

Tank size ( how many gallon/liter tank )

Heating element wattage ( for tank and tankless verison )

Supply voltage.

If not using electrique heating element then if have gaz power vent or oil fired or wood boiler water pump.

So more question you can answer the more acture answer we can posted.

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There should be a dataplate on the WH. This will tell you the electrical requirements.
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1 million Giga-Amps.
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Very rarely will you find an electric tank type water heater for home use requiring more than 30 amps (10 gauge wiring). Only one of the two elements operates at any given time.

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