That changes things....
I would go ahead and use the stainless outside but I would ensure that both
ends are connected to brass nipples and no copper male adapters.
(good luck with your tankless experience btw)
So far...in 30 years of plumbing...I've never seen one perform (even the so
called 'state of the art' models) anywhere near the standards of a typical
tank type system with a pumped return.
Note: I am talking here specifically about 'performance'.
Performance in this case = all the hot water a typical home needs.
When one starts introducing other factors such as 'efficiency's or
'operating costs' or 'purchase costs' or 'whatever' then you start down a
path where you begin a series of trade offs until you arrive to your
conclusion. Depending on the individual making the trade offs the
conclusions will vary. But my statement about sheer performance for a
typical home is not arguable.
That said, there are certain situations where when all things are considered
the best choice could be a tankless.
I am also amused that 20 years ago the industry liked referring to itself as
'instantaneous' - in recent years when that was proved to be a lie they have
shown a preference for the new name.
In any event, I meant what I wrote - I wish you the best in your tankless
Being a former boat owner (and someone who wishes he could afford a nice
sport fisherman now) this topic interested me and I did some searching.
I came across a few articles that I thought might be of interest to
I'm not a plumber or trying to give plumbing advice; just someone who has
benefited from the advice of this group in the past, enjoys reading the
posts and hoped to have come across something you guys may find of interest.
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