newbie question about tankless heaters

Discussion in 'Tankless Water Heater Forum' started by mrbb, Apr 2, 2014.

  1. mrbb

    mrbb New Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    NE PA
    OK I am both new to this site and new to tankless water heaters
    I have a hunting cambin that is an older mobile home
    have it now about 12 yrs, and ever since I got it, I cannot keep a water heater for more than 4 yrs without them rusting out the bottom, and due to location, I can only use the small 30 gallon mobile hime water heaters, anything bigger just will not fit
    so, I have been wondering about tankless water heaters
    and they seems like a great idea, but I hear so many folks say they just don't work as well s they sound
    so looking for honest opinions on if I was to buy one, what one to get and or if there worth getting
    there is only one shower in the place, and a washer machine, and kitchen/bath sinks
    and never more than two hunters in camp at a time
    so the 30 gallon water heater has been plrnty of hot water s we use it
    having more would be a plus
    but I am just tired of changing water heaters every 4 yrs or finding one leaking sooner
    any honest help./advice/suggestions would be much appreciated
  2. cicerored

    cicerored New Member

    Aug 21, 2008
    Clay, New York, United States
    Why are your water heaters failing? If the water is corroding them or are they clogging because of hard water? If so I think you will have the same problems on the tankless as well. You may want to look into a water softener or PH neutralizer.
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  4. mrbb

    mrbb New Member

    Apr 2, 2014
    NE PA
    I personally think my water heaters are failing so fast due to thsi pressure tank has been going for a while, leaving rusty metal on the bottom of the water heater tanks
    Plus off and on for yrs this heater heater would hold water for weeks at a time, and not get any use, along with the whole water system, due to no one being at the place for weeks at a time
    so all that rusty water/metal sitting in the tank, was killing them
    I do NOT think I have a hard water issue, as there is never any rsidue left behind, no lime scale , or build up on anything in shower/washer or?
    plus when I had the water tested last, it never said anything about having hard water(not saying it couldn't just it didn't )

    I plan to get the water tested again
    but my question here is more how well do on demand water heaters really work, what all is needed to have one work well, and are they worth the troubles, over a water heater tank?
    and thanks for the reply, and sorry about the delay getting back here, had a death in the family

    appreciate any more feed back reply's
    thanks again
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