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Inadequate Hot Water

Posted by Russell R. Boedeker on December 21st, 1997 04:28 PM
In reply to Hot Water Inadequate in the Winter by Ron on December 19th, 1997 09:11 AM [Go to top of thread]

I assume you have a boiler, not a furnance. I
also assume that you have a tankless coil, whereby
the boiler makes the hot water for both heat and
domestic hot water.

I had the same system in my home until just
recently when I had a new boiler and separate
hot water heater installed.

Does the hot water seem short at the same time
the house heat is running? I know in my old system
I would run out of hot water very fast whenever
the house heat was running, as the base boards
where drawing off most of the hot water. If you
didn't have a tankless coil before, you will find
that your hot water will not last long. There are
only a few gallons of hot water inside the boiler,
and as soon as you turn on the hot water those
few gallons disappear fast.

Anyway, after I installed my new boiler and
separate hot water heater I am very pleased
regarding the steady, consistent hot water.

So, it this applies and you can't stand the
changing hot water temperature as you shower,
then a separate hot water heater would do the
trick, but not without spending some money.

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