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    Default Tankless.

    Someone I know wants to get rid of their tankless system and go with a standard gas hot water heater. Do you just pull the coil on the burner and put a plate on it?

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    No, you need to disconnect the plumbing to the tankless.

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    Talking aborting the tankless systems

    I would like to hear more about this

    from the person with the troubles..

    what brand and what happenned

    and why they are switching back


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    Default coil

    If it is an immersion coil, you don't have to do anything with it other than disconnect the piping. If it is a direct fired coil then you have to remove it, and seal its mounting opening.

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    Default Tankless

    Quote Originally Posted by master plumber mark
    I would like to hear more about this

    from the person with the troubles..

    what brand and what happenned

    and why they are switching back
    The boiler is an American Standard (very old), gas-fired forced hot water. He's running out of hot water and wants to install a 50 gallon gas-fired hot water heater. He will be replacing the boiler shortly. I suggested going with a storage tank (superstore) on a separate zone. No venting and they seem to work reasonably well. He wants to go with the separate h.w heater in case the boiler goes down.

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