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Old 09-18-2011, 09:51 PM   #1
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is a 40 gallon electric water tank enough to support a two bath house?

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Old 09-18-2011, 10:04 PM   #2
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It depends more on how many people use those two bathrooms.

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In my house, a 50 gallon is more than enough in the summer, but runs out often in the winter. Me, wife, 3 year old, and 1 year old. we live in TN.
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just me and my fience and elderly mom
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Should be good enough.
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If you have room , I'd install a 50 gallon.
The difference in cost for the tank isn't much and the labor is the same.
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If you have room , I'd install a 50 gallon.
The difference in cost for the tank isn't much and the labor is the same.
Actually the cost of a 50 gallon is usually a lot cheaper than a 40 gallon.

Labor is not the same if it's plumbed for a 40 gallon and you have to move piping for a taller heater.

That being said, i'd go with a 50 if you have the space. Do you have laundry hookups and dishwasher in the house? If so, i'd definitely go 50. Then if you want to shower while the washer is going, it's not a huge problem.
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Heres a spec sheet that may be helpful.

http://www.rheem.com/docs/fetchDocum...6-3e45bb7bf704

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