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    I'm installing a Takagi in a project I'm about to start. I haven't used one yet, but I'll let you know what I think about it.

    artherd, I'm not 100% sure the technicals I'll have to check with my plumber. But we did install a small SuperStor, I believe it's about 5 gallons or so to store a minor amount of hot water to circulate through the lines. I'll have to get the technicals of how he's heating the SuperStor from the tankless system.

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    by the way the Takagi is going in a LEED Platinum rated house... It's going to be a very cool project. If anyone's interested we're documenting the entire project here:
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    I run that green building forum as well... It's a brand new project I started up.

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    I have a Bosch Tankless hot water heater. The recovery time usually isn't a issue and I never run out of hot water. I usually turn on the hot water and in a few seconds i have hot water ready to go. The utility bill has gone down a little bit as well because of it.
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    Had almost no hot water in the shower this AM and thought "great, time to finally get a tankless :-)" turns out the water heater is fine. That likely means the thermostatic valve on my shower has gone :-(. I see no reason to install any thing but tankless for anything I will be doing in the future.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bacchus View Post
    Had almost no hot water in the shower this AM and thought "great, time to finally get a tankless :-)" turns out the water heater is fine. That likely means the thermostatic valve on my shower has gone :-(. I see no reason to install any thing but tankless for anything I will be doing in the future.
    agreed. plus they are about 97% efficient. I did some calculations comparing the price of heating a gallon of water with a Natural Gas fired 97% efficient unit compared to a more conventional oil fired boiler at 85% efficiency (which most never quite reach). Now it depends on where in the country you live and the price of NG compared to oil. But I was coming up with numbers between 2.5 - 4 times more expensive with oil than NG.

    The tankless hot water heaters are also a fraction of the size which is a very nice bonus, and they are very quiet when they run.

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    Thank you all for your input. Artherd, I'm going to be distracted the rest of the day thinking of the fun I could have in that 4 person shower, with the right bathing buddies ....

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    I was going to install one of these for a tenant and was advised by the plumber (good friend of mine) NOT to get one unless it is gas. Apparently, the electric versions are not very reliable or efficient. He specifically said that unless it's a gas application, it's much better to stick with a conventional tank water heater.

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    Makes sense, it hand't even occurred to me to consider electric...
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