indirect water heater question

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by greatwhite, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. greatwhite

    greatwhite New Member

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    hello. i have superstor 30 gal indirect and it is(was) great....when there was only 3 people in house. i need more hot water now that there are 5.

    can i add another 30 gal elec plumbed in reverse storage configuration with circ pump connected to aquastat of elec tank and indirect tank as "heat source". i could boost temp of indirect to help recovery time and then temper down to 120 w/ valve?

    does anyone think this will work? i already have small bronze circ pump (think 005) and small elec tank is less than $200. much less $$$ than second indirect and a 007 and less time/work than cutting into p/s system i have (i knew i should have left another set of closely spaced tee's.......)

    any help / advice will be greatly appreciated.
    p/s i could also then have tank's electric element connected once i get cash to have backup if boiler every goes.

    thanks
  2. nhmaster

    nhmaster Master Plumber

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    Yes you can and yes it will. Set the loop up to pump from the superstor into the electric tank/
  3. greatwhite

    greatwhite New Member

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    thanks for reply

    thank you for your reply. should i increase indirect's temp and if so what temp do you recommend ( with tempering valve, of course)
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