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    Default Tankless in a cabin?

    Hi,
    New here, been reading a lot, good info. I'm thinking of replacing the water heater in our cabin with a tankless unit. We are running propane, and we only use the cabin one weekend a month, so I don't want to be heating water 24/7 and using expensive propane if I don't need to. The climate is lake tahoe, so we have some cold weather, the water heater closet is accessable from a door on the outside of the cabin, vented from the outside also. The water heater is 20' from the shower, its a 1 bathroom place 700sf, really small.

    I would like to replace the current tank heater with a tankless in the same spot. I'm just worried it won't be able to heat the water nice hand hot given the incoming water is probably 30 degrees or cooler in the winter. I assume the shower load is 3.4gpm or less.

    This would save me a ton of money on propane. What do you guys think, am I looking at this correctly? any help appreciated! A tankless solution has really caught my attention for the cabin.
    Last edited by Hermosa; 09-19-2010 at 06:34 PM.

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