|Posted by Deb on May 20, 2004 at 21:38:41:|
|In response to Re: Two Hot Water Heaters - Questions|
: We recently purchased a second home which was built in 1978. The house is about 2700 square feet, and has 2 40 gallon gas hot water heaters.
: One heater is located in the garage. The first floor of the house has a kitchen w/dishwasher, laundry room, 3/4 bath with shower and a half bath (powder room).
: The second heater is located upstairs, where there are two bedrooms, the master bathroom has two sinks, shower and separate tub. Second bedroom bathroom has sink and shower.
: Here are my questions. How is a system like this typically plumbed? At first I assumed the upstairs heater fed the upstairs, and the garage heater fed the downstairs. However I noticed one day when I had the garage heater gas valve turned to low, I was getting hot water at the kitchen sink.
: I have never had a house with two water heaters, so any insight would be helpful. Is there a way of determining how this setup is plumbed? Only reason I ask; I was considering a "tankless" gas unit, since the house is vacant often. If I did this however, do I still need to plumb with two tankless units at the current locations? Appreciate any input/comments to understanding how two units work in a household.
: Thanks! Eric
Shut off the water heater ball or gate valve in the garage and see what fixtures work and what don't. Repeat with the one upstairs.
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