I am putting in a hot water heater in a week or two on a remodel I am doing.
I have two bathrooms, one with a shower and bath, one with just a shower,
and a kitchen with a dishwasher. Would a standard 50 Gal be sufficient or
should I get a high recovery? It is myself, wife and two little boys.
Also, I have about 60 PSI of water coming into the house but about 120 PSI
give or take, at the street. I have it regulated down. Do I need an
expansion tank? Manufacturer was explaining to me that though it is
regulated down before it comes into the house, the pressure at the street is
still problematic and I need a expansion tank. Several people have
mentioned to me that they don't think I need it. I am confused.
Finally, I have a 2500 square foot house and am debating whether to put a
recirc pump in or not. I ran a return line for it just in case. I don't
want to put undue stress on the pipes and our schedules are all different so
a timer wouldn't even help. The first bath is probably 100-150 feet from
the heater, the kitchen is above that bath and the next bath is maybe
100-150 feet from the kitchen.
BTW, I am leaning towards getting a Bradford White. Any other
Any feedback on the above issues would be appreciated. Thanks.