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Old 09-14-2015, 05:14 PM   #16
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Flow rate required and temperature rise for incoming water. Discussed earlier.
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I shopped and deliberated for a long time. As I recall, the Ecosmart brand seemed to have the best combination of price and good reviews. It also doesn't hurt that they're kinda pretty to look at.

Check out the specs on the Ecosmart site. In terms of electrical requirements and expected output, there are significant differences between the Eco 18 and the Eco 11 (I don't know why they gave it an "11" when it's rated at 13.6kW). The output capacity on the Eco 11 for your region is 2.1gpm, which falls well short of the demand from a shower and kitchen faucet flowing at the same time. If you anticipate demand approaching capacity every now and then (your faucet alone might be 2.2gpm), you are destined for disappointment.

Get an electrician in there to tell you what can be done about upsizing.
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Go to the website they have a nice map click on it answer what is in the house and the recommended size will pop up. More elements require more power.
http://www.ecosmartus.com/
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Go to the website they have a nice map click on it answer what is in the house and the recommended size will pop up. More elements require more power.
http://www.ecosmartus.com/
Looks like if you only use one water source at a time it would be 1.5 GPM for a shower (bath?).

I didn't see what unit that would be, but the 18 is 3.5...I might be able to get away with a smaller unit?

Also thinking of putting in radiant heat in another cabin...just in the bathroom or part of the bedroom. Looks like they have an 8 for that.
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