niel wrote: »
i am aware of cleaning them out every year and the insulation, but i know this thing will not last too much longer as sometimes it sounds like a boiling pot of water with a clanking lid and they aren't supposed to be this noisy. .:grr
LucMan wrote: »
That noise comes from mineral or sediment buildup in the tank.
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techntrek wrote: »
Until the minerals in the water clog the tubes in the tankless. I wanted a tankless badly a few years ago, have propane and 400 amp service available so I could have gone either way. Until I read about people having problems in just a year or two and decided to keep the tank.
i believe i saw about 139psi if my memory serves correctly and in my research i have not found any regulators that will withstand these pressures so the filter has remained uninstalled
Bronze Pressure Regulators—Plumbing-Code Rated
Designed for water applications, these are CSA certified, approved by International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and meet American Society of Sanitation Engineers (ASSE) 1003 and City of Los Angeles Plumbing Standard. They have a bronze seal, an acetal piston, and Buna-N diaphragm. Max. inlet pressure is 400 psi.
niel wrote: »
sorry solarvic as i won't go electric. that imo is a step backward. the rebates are statewide, but they have the bar so high that most rebates are for on demand wh getting it. even though the nat gas in general seems less efficient to this state, it is cheaper to use than electric no matter their efficiency ratings the electrics get. resistance heating is an obvious no no for solar, but it's not so great from the grid either and i am willing to say circumstances may dictate an electric in some occasions.
Cariboocoot wrote: »
Time was when no one bothered with check valves on water heaters. It's just about SOP now.
You could put a simple RainFresh whole-house sediment filter on. Less than $50, and can take down to 5 microns if needed.
Poor Niel! He asks one simple question, gets 50+ posts, and still doesn't have an answer!