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Old 09-05-2016, 09:35 AM   #16
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What ever the electrician charges to do the wiring I'll add about $150 for a plumber to do the rest. That seems about average price for installing a tankless electric unit
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If it was me for a retrofit I'd just put in another tank. $500 - $1000 and you're done. Tankless energy savings have a very long payback and maybe never depending on if you ever need a repair. But it sounds like unless you absolutely positively need that space. I know I sure couldn't live with a water heater in my pantry!
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Yeah, having that 50 gallon tank in my pantry sucks. I get why they put it there back in 1999 since there really isn't anywhere else to put it unless you go under the house. Getting that big tank out of there will be a huge help in terms of storage space. We have dropped things behind that tank years ago that we just can't retrieve. I can just barely access the covers that hide the elements because it's against a wall. Not to concerned with the energy savings and if there is any that's just a bonus.

The tank also sits right on the floor so if it were to start leaking bad in the back corner there is nothing I can do to contain the water. Not very practical

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Decision made today after stressing myself out with researching what to buy. I'm getting a rinnai propane unit installed in my crawlspace and although it's more money than I want to spend I am happy it's going to be over with. Getting the rinnai RL75i. Company said my best options were that one or the RUC98i condensing unit for better efficiency. It was $700 more so I stuck with the luxury series.
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Decision made today after stressing myself out with researching what to buy. I'm getting a rinnai propane unit installed in my crawlspace and although it's more money than I want to spend I am happy it's going to be over with. Getting the rinnai RL75i. Company said my best options were that one or the RUC98i condensing unit for better efficiency. It was $700 more so I stuck with the luxury series.
What swayed you to use the gas over electric?
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The company that sold and installed my rinnai also sold and installed electric units. He flat out told me he didn't want to install anymore electric because the elements burn out on them so often and he had to pay for them during the warranty period and customers end up replacing them quickly for the same reason.
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Just for the record my rinnai isn't loud at all. It sounds like a small fan running, like the fans you get at amusement parks that are hand held. I'd say it's quieter or maybe the same noise level as my old 50 gallon tank when it would fill back up after a shower or something.
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