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Old 07-07-2020, 10:57 PM   #21
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Yep, to get the kind of performance out of a tankless electric that would be comparable to gas, you need a lot of power and a lot of $$$$$$$$$$$


Here's a couple of electric tankless I installed a few years ago-


Is electric tankless WH worth it in this case-eemax-2-electric-tankless.jpg


This was in a gym, these are 2 Eemax 480 volt 3 phase 63 kw units. Each one could run 3 showers max, all day long. There were 2 circ pumps and buffer tanks. They decided to go this route because they had the power there but gas was a couple hundred feet away. My opinion I thought they would have been better off to go gas and power vent but whatever it was their money.
These were always burning out elements. I was there every 3 months or so replacing at least one until they went out of business.
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Old 07-07-2020, 11:16 PM   #22
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I'm no fan of any type of Electric hot water source unless you have solar panels and you'd rather burn the energy than sell it to your electricity supplier.
However, I can't let the above comment go without a rebuttal.
Like many pieces of equipment, if the product is crappy, that does not mean all
such products are. Earlier in this thread, I mentioned Steibel Eltron. Their heaters are expensive, they require a whole lot of power, but they work as advertised.


Absolutely, positively, fair. I have had two different brands there in the last 5 years and I have this feeling the second is about to go out. You caught me being hateful....
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Absolutely, positively, fair. I have had two different brands there in the last 5 years and I have this feeling the second is about to go out. You caught me being hateful....



Two different tankless electrics in five years? Is that lack of durability what we can expect from "They work as advertised"?


My usual work van got 3 new windshields in 6 months, but I am going to guess your water heaters aren't getting pelted by rocks and a turkey at 65+mph.



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Two different tankless electrics in five years? Is that lack of durability what we can expect from "They work as advertised"?
I said one particular brand does, not all.
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I said one particular brand does, not all.


I know, I was just busting your balls



Like any other piece of equipment you have to know what you're buying and use it correctly.


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I've installed a dozen or so in the past few years. One contractor I work with loves them. He actually owns an apartment complex with solar. And has a small garage he turned into a shop. He ran some radiant tubs before he re did the concrete floor. And uses a steble eltron to run the radiant heat in his small shop. They do use some serious amps to work though.

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