Tank less Question

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by Pipelayinghost, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. Pipelayinghost

    Pipelayinghost New Member

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    Saint Petersburg Florida USA
    I have many customers always asking about tank less heaters and most of them don't have gas service so I advise them not to go tank less,well I am getting ready to add a bathroom to my own home,master bedroom as well ,its my own home so I will not be Pennie pinching,my question is about going tank less I know little to nothing about them other then the gas one are much better. I have installed a couple electric ones for customers after advising against it and most have been happy with their performance,their only shock was the electrical estimates some of them got because they lived in older homes with smaller amp services. I have 150 amp in my home with plenty of room in the box for more breakers,also a good buddy of mine is a licensed electrician who always needs plumbing favors,I donot have gas service to my home, I could purchase a huge propane tank and bury it under ground if gas is the way to go. I live in Florida where it rarely gets below 40 degrees,my home is almost 3000 sq ft with 2 existing bath rooms and will be adding a 3RD, also have dish washer and laundry room needing lots of hot water, I don't really care if I need to only run certain appliances at a time but would rather have one unit handle it all,if gas is my only option then it is what its, but can this been done with an electric model as well,thanks in advance.:)
    Last edited: Mar 21, 2009
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    Even a moderate size electric tankless would need something like 120 amps @240 volts. You don't have enough capacity on a 150 amp service.
  3. Pipelayinghost

    Pipelayinghost New Member

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    Thanks Ji:)mbo I assumed that but am not very educated on tankless heaters other then if you dont have access to gas dont bother,thanks again.
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