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Old 10-03-2012, 08:12 AM   #1
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I have a Slant fin hydroponic heating system that currently supplies our hot water. It is not very efficient in supplying a continuous supply of hot water. I believe it is considered a tank less system as it holds no more than 2-3 gallons of water plus what is in the lines. I was thinking of adding a Marathon 50 gallon 240 Volt electric hot water heater (foam insulated with resin tank). My Question is, do i isolate this from my current hot water supply? OR can i leave it in line and help reduce fuel costs??

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Separate it completely that way you can leave your boiler off all summer. What you can do is pipe the electric water heater with a piping arrangement from the existing heater with a couple valves that way if the electric ever breaks you can open your valves and have hot water from your original system.

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agree with coldiron keep seperate with valves..... ben sr
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