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Old 01-24-2011, 01:06 AM   #1
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What to watch for when relocating water heater?

Hi everyone,

I am looking into "relocating" a water heater. Actually, I have a tank less water heater in my detached garage all the way on the corner... this is about 30 feet from my bathrooms. I am not very happy with the performance of this unit, specially in the winter.

I would like to install a "regular" water heater on the outside wall next to my bathrooms. I believe this will ensure I get faster hot water and actually some true HOT water when needed.

I will need to "tap" the lines under my house to allocate for this new heater. More than likely I will hire a plumber to get this done for me... water and gas lines. I just want to make sure the plumber do a decent job by educating myself on the things to keep in mind when doing a job of this type.

Is there any problems with taping the closest lines with a T? Or any specific guidelines that need to be followed?

Thank you in advance.


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Old 01-24-2011, 05:44 AM   #2
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That question is to 'site specific' to give you any real guidance.

I suggest you use a high efficiency unit to avoid the need for a B-vent through the roof.

The piping need to be seen to figure the best route.---Mike--


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