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Old 03-16-2015, 12:22 PM   #1
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Occasional high demand for hot water


On a few occasions each year our nature center kitchen needs hot water for several hours at a time. The one gas water heater cannot meet that demand but is adequate for most days.

I could add an electric heater ( or two) in series with the gas heater to meet the demand but how should I maintain the additional heater when its not in use?

1) keep running hot water through it ( high standby losses)
2) disconnect and drain the electric heater
3) just let it sit
4) route cold water through it to keep it clean

Or ????

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Add a second (preferably gas) WH in series with the existing. Water thru the new WH into the existing heater. Keep the new one shut down when not needed.
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Add a larger higher recovery gas hot water tank.

Sell the old one in craigs list if it isn't that old.
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