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Old 03-24-2010, 09:28 AM   #1
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Need new hot water heater. Replacing all the plumbing in the house. Any suggestions on a hot water heater? Gonna be 6 people showering daily. Curious about the tankless hot water heaters. Any comments on those? Also, if i go with a standard hot water heater unsure of what size to get.

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Old 03-24-2010, 09:40 AM   #2
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While tankless heaters are all the rage, there can still be many problems. This is one case where "not all units are created equal" is true. Don't buy a cheap unit (even though most are expensive anyways). Make sure you know what the output is and if it serves your purposes. Most units require professional installation to preserve the warranty. Although many Plumbers will install them, not all will do maintenance or repairs since they are difficult to work on. Sounds like you need at least a 50 gallon, quick recovery, heater.

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thank you so much. i think i will just stick with a standard hot water heater. sounds like tankless may be expensive to purchase and even more expensive to repair. thanks
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I got a tankless Rheem 180000 BTU on Ebay for $599 shipping included.
The vent kit was $189 shipped + more extension venting from Rheem $ 70.
If you do your own installation it can be cost effective.
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