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Need to replace my water heater

Postby CUNAReefer on Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:09 am

Are there any MARS members out there that can replace my water heater. A puddle is accumulating at the base of the tank, and my dad has advised me to replace it as soon as possible. #-o

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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby NYHCx516x on Mon Mar 16, 2009 9:49 am

Just plumb into your reef tank?


:lol:

hehe, sorry, i had to!
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby CUNAReefer on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:17 am

No problem. :lol: I wont be able to build anything in my basement until my water heater is fixed. The water at the base of the tank is increasing every day, so I know its getting ready to go.
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby nwieczorek on Mon Mar 16, 2009 10:31 am

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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby cadsfe on Mon Mar 16, 2009 1:56 pm

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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby NYHCx516x on Mon Mar 16, 2009 3:14 pm

CUNAReefer wrote:No problem. :lol: I wont be able to build anything in my basement until my water heater is fixed. The water at the base of the tank is increasing every day, so I know its getting ready to go.


I was thinking more a 90G fish tank with a BUNCH of heaters in it for your hot water needs in the house..

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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby CUNAReefer on Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:56 am

Anyone know anything about tankless water heaters? I'm heading over to mynards today to purchase a replacement for my soon to be broken W.H.
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby nwieczorek on Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:04 am

I would think that those would be easier to replace then the standard ones. Do you have a tankless now? Or are you switching from a gas or electric?

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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby NYHCx516x on Tue Mar 17, 2009 10:47 am

CUNAReefer wrote:Anyone know anything about tankless water heaters? I'm heading over to mynards today to purchase a replacement for my soon to be broken W.H.


Pricey i think. My girlfriends parents have one of those up at their cabin. Heats water on demand. So, it saves *alot* in electricity/gas bills, but when you want hot water, I basically turn on the hot water, and walk away for 2-4 min waiting for the hot water to come.
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby cadsfe on Tue Mar 17, 2009 11:45 am

The new tankless Water heaters are great. They only need like 20-30 sec. to heat the water. and they do save a TON on costs vs a tanked heater. If it were me I would put in a tankless. But they are more expensive. (900-1000) I am told they make up that cost in energy savings. (my boss just put 2 of them in their house)
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby NYHCx516x on Tue Mar 17, 2009 12:24 pm

when then in a new house would it take such a long time for the water to get hot? or maybe it just seems that way?
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tankless not realy worth it

Postby reef1 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:00 pm

tankless water heaters are realy pricey up front to install/buy(also some reqiure a new vent because of the extremly hot exhaust gas) it;s not worth it. i put a richmand 40g water heater in for $400 and my gas bill during the summer is like $20 it would take 10+ years to ever come close to recovering you investment buy then just say 15 years you might end up buying a new one, plus are you going to live in that house 15+ years. just my 2 cents but call around and get prices they are not cheap

tank 400(new) $20gasbillx12months=240year 240*20years = 4800

$400+4800 + 5200 20 years

tankless 800 plus extra for plumbing just say a even 1000
and a 15 a month gas bill cannot get much keeper with all there stupid charges hell it cost like a few dollars to just have a gas lin to your house even if you dont use the gass

tankless 1000 10x12 = 180 180x 20 years 3600

$1000+3600= 4600

just rough numbers but mabey save 600 in 20years
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby polaris192 on Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:00 pm

I work around new construction and plumbers everyday and I would put money down that in 10-15 years you won't even be able to find a standard water heater. If you don't have a water softner do not get the tankless. They will lime up in a hurry. But if you have a softner and can afford it I would get a tankless, depending on your current mechanicals. I know my next one will be a tankless. Its like getting a vhs instead of a Blu-ray :lol:
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby CUNAReefer on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:50 am

Thanks for all the good info guys. I seen that mynards has tankless water heaters for 399 after mail in rebate. It was in this weeks sale paper. Is this too good to be true?
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Re: Need to replace my water heater

Postby hartnell on Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:35 pm

replaced my water with tankless last year,
the only way to go
cut my propane bill in half, water heater is only thing I use thats propane so I can really see the difference ,you half to keep in mind how much propane went up last year,so saving was even more impressive than it sound
the water heater was 20 years old or so
In reality intial cost difference is around 500 dollars
and I never run out of hot water 2 showers, washing machine,and the dishwasher going a once as much as the well can pump
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