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looking for used tankless...

chrischris Member Posts: 22
I know it sounds strange, but my customer wants a used tankless. I guess he thinks he will save some money, and maybe he will, so I told him I would ask around.

problem is, no one sells anything used. I need either a Takagi, or a Monitor tankless. Monitor would be my preference, but either way will work.

anyone have any ideas on where to get one???

I have tried, but am out of ideas.

thanks for the help


  • kpckpc Member Posts: 5
    did you....

    look on ebay, craigslist, classifieds?
    Some codes will not allow you to reuse water piping from 1 home to another home let alone a water heater.....kpc
  • chrischris Member Posts: 22

    I have tried ebay, and craigslist.

    saw a few on ebay I would have purchased, but he insists on used. why?? the price for new is not that expensive, but its not my decision.

    I would just pass on this project, except there isn't much work right now, times are lean, and jobs are hard to come by.
  • mikemike Member Posts: 675
    then he'll just have to wait,

    bec it took me a while to find a used one, $250 on ebay, and i'm sure you won't have your choice of brand
  • Mark EathertonMark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,584
    Try Low Energy Systems in Denver


    Ask for Neil Greene.

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
  • joseph annonjoseph annon Member Posts: 33
    used paloma tankless

    Well not heavily used. The had problems with altitude (elevation 6500') would cycle a couple of times then quit. It is set up for propane. Use time is very low. I think that are are several extra parts for the unit. Attempts from the rep trying to make the unit function.
    It is from a customer I looked at doing work and am waiting to hear back from them on the bid for work. If you are interested let me know. I can get model #.
  • mikemike Member Posts: 675
    hey mark, thanks for the tip

    low energy systems, scratch and dent
  • mark ransleymark ransley Member Posts: 155

    What use will it get, one person, two, or home heating, what btu is needed, tankless sell for new 500 - maybe 3000.00. New has warranty and didnt freeze
  • chrischris Member Posts: 22

    for the reply's...

    thanks mark, will defenately check out low energy systems.

    this will be used for 2 baths, potable, and small section of the house for heating. so the load is not huge, but needs to be able to keep up.

    thanks again
  • World PlumberWorld Plumber Member Posts: 389

    With the cost of labor. Is it worth it? Ask questions like. Why did they take it out? What problems am I going to have? What will it cost me to get it working right? I haven't been pricing them in the US, but what I paying for them in Europe I wouldn't consider a used one.

  • mark ransleymark ransley Member Posts: 155

    Heating and 2 baths,, forget tankless,if you will run two baths at once or a shower and another person uses a sink then in winter all 200,000 btu could be needed for HW. Unless there was a way to automaticly shut down building heat. These are mainly designed for personal HW. What BTU is needed for heating.You wont gain in effecency over a boiler, do you think you will.
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