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Now, i'm back hoping to make some changes to my water heating. In fact, I'd have thought it mildy bad. Just moved in to our new house. He said there is a chance for cross contamination if something inside the heat pump would break, the anti-freeze in the closed loop system could leak into the water going into the pre-heat tank. We don't know if we need one that holds more gallons or just a better heater.
Yes and most certainly if the second tank is gas or propane. Knowledge Drives Pride in Workmanship. Insulate all accessible pipes associated with the system.
The de-superheater heat exchanger then goes into the bottom of this tank. You have already paid for the desuperheater. Not sure if that differs from state to state, but desuperheaters are ok. Thought I would bump my original post to see if there might be any new idas or suggestions for hooking up the unwired second hot water storage tank. Not sure my space would meet all requirements but just curious on thoughts.
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Or am I completely wasting my money and should invest in a geo hotwater heater? If two people need showers back to back, there is never enough hot water. Compare the price of a tank and some piping to, a dedicated geo hot water system if your ground loop can support it to see if it is worth it to you.
The tank is gas heated and the gas consumption goes down to near zero in winter. Look at the installation instructions. Many tank manufacturers have guides for sizing based on the number of occupants and other uses. They are usually not insulated well none on the bottom and a big hole in the top.
Originally Posted by tecman. Originally Posted by pyropaul. Is everyone going against code to make this work?
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Gas and propane water heaters will recover much faster than an electric one and consequently can be sized smaller than a slower recovery electric tank. No, create an account now. You might want to start a new thread. Reverse flow from what you show. As you take water out of your regular tank, the pre-heated water from the buffer tank will enter the bottom of your normal tank.
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- Thank you very much for the detailed response, this clears things up a lot for me.
- The plan is to get rid of my current propane water heater, so I will just end up getting two new electric ones.
- Originally Posted by frankspinz.
- This was on the premier units.
- Keep in mind i'm eliminating propane from my house so electric is my only option.
So I just talked to my plumber and he said I can't use a hot water heater because code won't allow a water heater to connect to a heat pump. Best hot water heater - most hot water? Thread Tools Show Printable Version. The best configuration is to use an unconnected electric tank and connect the cold water input to this first unheated tank.
The main tank should bring it up to nominal hot temp. Or is my local plumber confused? When the pump limit sensor sees degrees fahrenheit, it will turn off the pump.
Also, any other tips or suggestions on installation or setup are welcomed. Dual Fifties should be an ideal setup. It should have an H and C in the metal near the fittings. You issue is peak capacity, what do e.
He is somewhat right, but he is also confused. Fossil fueled single tank systems are not recommended. In our case, there wasn't space to install a buffer so we just put the desuperheater loop into the bottom of the regular gas tank and it works well for us.
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With the buffer tank you will heat preheated water. As far as warm water from the cold tap, again there should be no reverse flow from the preheat tank line to the cold water. Any suggestions are welcomed.
- So now I am trying to figure out how this all needs to work and hopefully educate one of these places so I can have this work done.
- My geo system has a desuperheater pump and I would like to get an electric hotwater heater s and connect it into my geosystem, problem is, no company around here will do that for me.
- However, we're only two and don't use huge amounts of hot water.
- Depending on your climate, there may be many months when it will not provide any hot water at all.
We have a system which doesn't have an extra buffer tank and it works well. Connect the output top of the buffer tank to the cold water inlet of your normal heated tank. The electric is not connected.
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Something is screwed up in the piping somewhere. This is an older thread but some things came up that delayed my ability to move forward with this. What you describe seems almost impossible. Code usually requires a double wall heat exchanger, which is vented, online dating free between refrigerant and potable water.