I need a tankless under my kitchen sink. It takes two forevers for hot
water to get from where the heater is to the kitchen. Once it does, there's
a lot of hot water left in those pipes unused when you turn off the faucet.
I can use a 220v. line that's there, as we are abandoning the electric stove
and going to propane. I hate electric stoves.
Anyway, I'd like to hear from people who have these, how they like them,
what brand is good, what brand isn't, caveats, etc.
as a tankless owner recently told me theres a delay from water on to
water coming out hot. the unit must detect water motion, then turn on
heater or burner and that takes time to heat up, then you get hot
so you may not gain much:(
your better off running a recurcliating line back to the hot water
tank and insulating the lines
depends on what your doing with your kitchen sink.,..
wash hands? tankless may not turn on at all, low hand washing flow not
enough to trip it on.
long run washing pots and pans christmas day, too much flow to help
personally i dont mind washing my hands in cold water.
OP might consider a sa\\mall electric tank unit under sink if cold hand
washing is a problem. but note it will be hot water then warm, then
cold till the hot water arrves from the main tank ........
a recurcilating line and pump is the ideal solution
A point of use electric on demand water heater will heat water
continuously for as long as the water is running. With a 220
volt model, he should have hot water within three seconds of
turning on the water, even at very low flow. Especially at
very low flow. A trickle of water will cause the water heater
to come on.
Here is one such animal:
I have installed about 20 of these and they all have worked
great. I have had no complaints from the owners.
Look into the 1 > 3 gallon water heaters.
They sit under the sink, plug into a 120 line.
More than adequate for a sinkful of dishes,
or the quick hand-wash.
LOWES and Home Despot carry models.
GOOGLE for more selection.
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