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    This is great input! UPS units are not that...

    This is great input!

    UPS units are not that expensive, I was half thinking about getting one myself, but when it comes down to it, thankfully, power outages where I live are rare and when they do...
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    These were my findings too with regards to the...

    These were my findings too with regards to the Bosch units too unfortunately :(

    What led me to Rinnai initially was when I was house hunting. I was shown a house by the builder himself. He...
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    Don't some shower heads have anti-scalding...

    Don't some shower heads have anti-scalding "stuff" in them? Perhaps the shower head is malfunctioning "thinking" that the water is too hot and blocking the hot completely?

    Have you tried another...
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    On a potentially related note ... When last...

    On a potentially related note ...

    When last have you checked the inbound filter?

    When last have you flushed the unit?

    It might be due for a check ...
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    Just did the swap. Pretty painless ... It...

    Just did the swap.

    Pretty painless ...

    It was a little quirky to program sometimes. For example, for 6 days of the week I only had 2 modes, a wake and a night. However, for one day only I had...
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    Do they really get all the R&D though? Tankless...

    Do they really get all the R&D though? Tankless heaters are not new. They have been around 20+ years (if not longer) in some parts of the world ... They are just "new" in North America ...
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    I am not sure if there is a link between natural...

    I am not sure if there is a link between natural gas, propane and petroleum prices.

    I will say though that my natural gas just went up about 20% from $0.97 to $1.16.
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    At least yearly

    My Rinnai recommends you flush the unit out with vinegar at least yearly. I do not think it even mentions the inbound water filter, but at a bare minimum I would do that yearly too.

    My furnace is...
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    I agree with this statement. I am not saying...

    I agree with this statement. I am not saying that tankless water heaters are the be all end all of water heaters and that everyone should have one.

    With my family however (2 adults, 5 kids), I...
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    Yes, you are right as far as an impossible...

    Yes, you are right as far as an impossible scenario ... you missed my point though.

    I have a large family. It is common to have two showers going at the same time, followed by other people...
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    I know my natural gas bill went up almost 20%...

    I know my natural gas bill went up almost 20% last month ... from about $0.97 to $1.16 per therm.
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    What do you mean by "emergency" switch? Do you...

    What do you mean by "emergency" switch? Do you mean the circuit breaker? Please expand ... thanks ...

    Edit:

    Nevermind ... figured it out ... thanks.
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    Totally ... I have not heard a lot of good things...

    Totally ... I have not heard a lot of good things about the Bosch units ...

    It could be though that because they are sold at the DIY stores, more people have them and hence you hear more people...
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    See this thread...

    See this thread.

    If it is all about money, then you are probably looking at a 10 year payback minimum. With that being said, I have heard of installation costs coming down a little. Perhaps...
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    I have heard that the Rheem's are relabeled...

    I have heard that the Rheem's are relabeled Paloma's which have a pretty good rep out there. You should at a minimum get a better warranty ... ;)
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    I am curious, what brand and model did you...

    I am curious, what brand and model did you purchase? Did you stick with tankless?
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    What is the warranty like? I just purchased a...

    What is the warranty like?

    I just purchased a Rinnai tankless unit. I've got 12 years on the heat exchanger, 5 years on parts, 1 year on labor. Assuming a similar warranty, you would obviously...
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    It blows my mind that Home Depot, Lowes and the...

    It blows my mind that Home Depot, Lowes and the like even sell tankless water heaters.

    I am a do it yourself person like that majority of America, but when it comes to things that can explode ......
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    Could I: 1. Insert batteries into thermostat....

    Could I:

    1. Insert batteries into thermostat.
    2. Setup thermostat.
    3. Turn off power to furnace.
    4. Install wires to new thermostat base.
    5. Install thermostat to base.

    So basically my...
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    Totally, I plan on turning the power off to the...

    Totally, I plan on turning the power off to the a/c/furnace prior.
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    Thanks for all of your help!

    Thanks for all of your help!
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    I have metal. On page 8 of the manual, for...

    I have metal.

    On page 8 of the manual, for setting 240, "First Stage Heat Cycle Rate", there is a setting of "5" for "Gas or oil furnaces of less than 90% efficiency". I assume then I would...
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    This is really cool ... I wonder if I put my...

    This is really cool ... I wonder if I put my Rinnai under the hood of my Toyota Corolla if it will go any faster ... ;)
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    I have a natural gas furnace and electric A/C. ...

    I have a natural gas furnace and electric A/C. Both are controlled with my current thermostat by setting it to cool or heat accordingly. The furnace sits in my garage. The A/C sits outside. The...
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    Upgrading Honeywell Thermostat

    I have a Honeywell 8401C1007.

    The installation manual can be found here.

    When I pull the unit off of the wall, I have the following wires from top to bottom:

    W white
    Y yellow
    G green
    R red
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