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Tankless Water Heating Can Simplify House Plumbing


Only Cold Water Pipes

Hot water pipes are not necessary with tankless hot water systems at points of use.


Constant Hot Water Temperature

Inexpensive consumer hot water showers can be adapted to provide water for both a bathroom shower and faucet, but I think they don't have the capacity to vary the wattage applied based on water flow rate.

So if someone uses the bathroom sink while the shower is being used, the water temperature arriving at the shower would drop.

There must be tankless water heaters capable of maintaining the hot water temperature despite varying flow? This would only be important where one heater supplies more than one fuacet/shower.

Perhaps for simplicity and cheaper hardware, each point of use would have it's own heater.


Electrical Demand

One downside to tankless hot water heaters is their high power demand. They require expensive thicker gauge wire.

For an off-grid home, can the power demand be harmful to the energy storage batteries?


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engineering/plumbing.txt · Last modified: 2024/07/22 05:36 by marcos