A full-port drain will make flushing and future replacement a breeze. Apply soldering paste and assemble. I have very little understanding of electric hot water heaters. One or both elements can go bad. And the final step to installing your water heater, is electric.
The upper thermostat acts as the controller, allowing first the upper element to heat and then the lower element. Is two small tanks better then one big tank? Difference in flow restriction in the heat traps and dip tube will affect the balance won't it. We went to take a shower this morning and the first few seconds of the shower were very hot, then it went cold after 10 seconds. From there, you have two nipples coming out, one for your cold and one for your hot. Which is the better or more efficient method of hooking up two identical water heaters? I do this stuff all the time it is my profession.
And trying to fiddle around, not knowing how exactly everything hooks together. I think one heater does all the work when plumbed in series. Or am I completely wasting my money and should invest in a geo hotwater heater? Most homes have only mode for complete installation is the water heater hook-up kit. I also do not have the problem of water in the pipe when I do it this way. I appreciate Nick's thought about a tankless for preheat but is a waste of money and energy. I am trying to hook up 2 hot water heaters in one house, natural gas. You might want to consider an inline pressure gauge for pressure monitoring.
The way that I will hook it up in my house : There will be 2-40 gal gas water heaters that are side by side. I just installed my return line to the bottom of the tank. Warning: The topics covered on this site include activities in which there exists the potential for serious injury or death. I am trying to decide if I should tackle the gas line part of the job. The hot water heater elements are the hands down winners for be troublesome. I prefer parallel which I think is what you called tandem. Therefore an extra conductor is not required.
So, since I don't know where to buy a storage tank, I would simply use 2 heaters in series and since I don't want to hook up a circulating pump as you would need when using a storage tank and a heater in series, I would simply hook up both heaters and be done with it. One cold water feed for both cold water inlets and both hot water outlets tied together and connecting into the hot water main. Star certified tankless water heater to hook up in this set up for maximum efficiency. Shielded metallic cable should be used from the water heater to the wall or ceiling. Units without circ pumps have a tendency to stack---where layers of water of different temperatures exist within the tank.
I would rather just install another water heater next to the one I have. D cutout space, all water heaters produce hot water heaters. I looked at instant water heaters but they are so expensive, like 4 times the cost of my water heater. The problem with this piping method is the first water heater carries most of the load and does most of the work and therefore will probably be the first to go out. Seeing the water heaters: single, tankless water heater is about as with a storage tank.
This right here, will actually pop and allow the water to escape. But it makes no difference, besides what I've outlined above, to dump your recirc into the inlet of a top-fed heater. This the fee that you pay for the privilege of meeting the serviceman. When you think of what has to go on that line: check valve, shutoff, exp tank and maybe a union. A larger water heater has a larger diameter.
Are you sufficiently afraid, actually respect is the correct word. If your family has grown larger or smaller, this is a good time to consider upsizing or downsizing your water heater. Biggest reason why: that two-bitter of a drain valve on the wh. Your heaters may have a problem if the shower cools in under 15 minutes. Please your zip code and shot off and heating options. And I do love that I can run back to back hot showers without worrying about ever running out of hot water.
Less work when It's time to replace water heater and not risking running hose bib connection on bottom of heater are the prime reasons for me. First, there are two ways to hook up two water heaters: series and parallel. Plus, sending it back into the bottom of the tank stirs the water at the tanks bottom and helps prevent sediment buildup down by the burner. A small tankless is a bad idea in my opinion. Slide the end of the cable through the cable connector and into the top of the water heater until the wires from the cable can be connected to the wires inside the water heater.
This would be essentially equivalent to a standard tank water heater with an increased the recovery rate or first hour rating. Emt models can be caused by the top to hook them, the unit is this set the u. I prefer to pump into the bottom of the tank. Parallel is better if you want more water flow. 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.