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Anyone installing this water heater?

bob eck
bob eck Member Posts: 928
Anyone installing the HTP Crossover floor water heater?
How does the water heater preform? Enough hot water? Any problems with this unit?

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  • Rich_49
    Rich_49 Member Posts: 2,628
    Good unit so far . Have a few installed around , here and there . One in particular on propane at 8,000' in Cotopaxi Colorado is performing so well that the homeowner decided to call me and tell me how good it is .
    You didn't get what you didn't pay for and it will never be what you thought it would .
    Langans Plumbing & Heating LLC
    732-751-1560
    Serving most of New Jersey, Eastern Pa .
    Consultation, Design & Installation anywhere
    Rich McGrath 732-581-3833
    Peter_26
  • nicholas bonham-carter
    nicholas bonham-carter Member Posts: 8,512
    That’s because it was well installed by a real pro!—NBC
    Peter_26
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 9,001
    Is 104 the tank temp or do you have a mixing valve?
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 17,165
    If you really want to get a good handle on whether a given tankless water heater will be saticfactory in a given setting, it's not hard. For the higher quality ones, check the manufacturer's specifications. They will give you the gallons per minute they can provide vs. the temperature rise. Then look at what your maximum hot water draw will be -- but be realistic, particularly with showers -- they tend to draw more than the rosy ratings suggest.

    For lower quality ones, or ones with rave reviews and not much manufacturer provided specifications, you can always use the good old hydronic formula: BTUh = 500 times delta T times gallons per minute. For example, you want to run a shower at 105 F. Incoming water is at 45 F. The shower draws 3 gpm. What BTUh do you need? It's 500 * 60 *3, which comes out to 90,000 BTUh, or 26 kW.

    Advertisements and rave reviews are wonderful, but thermodynamics doesn't lie. Less power input than that, and you'll have a cold shower. That 5.5 kW input with a 60 degree rise will give you about 2/3 gallons per minute.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
    unclejohn