Hybrid water heaters

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Ian Gills, Jan 9, 2010.

  1. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    What are these hybrid water heaters I am seeing in Lowes at $1500+ (made by GE)?
     
  2. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    A heat pump for water. It removes heat from the air,transfers it to the water and spits out cool air. Rheem makes it for them i suspect.
     
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  4. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    It uses a heat pump on top of the tank. I think it's along the lines of the same thing RUUD came out with earlier this year.
     
  5. Ian Gills

    Ian Gills Senior Robin Hood Guy

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    Sounds to me it would just be easier to make a tank with a removable jacket (for the summer time). Putting a fridge on a water heater is just asking for trouble.

    Unless that same fridge, came with a bar attachment. :)

    Hot water and beer on tap. Mmmmmmmmmmmm.
     
  6. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    I'll take 4.

    You shippa UPS?
     
  7. Hackney plumbing

    Hackney plumbing Homeowner

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    I hear Themaster has them cheap but he only takes cash brutha:D
     
  8. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    Cool, lemme unload my latest shipments from cuba and we'll talk. :D
     
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