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    Default Gas Water Heater

    Explain to me the gas water heater. I need to buy a water heater and someone suggested a gas one. Does that mean you have to have a gas tank in the house? Beside the heater?

    The problem we have with the electric water heater....besides a huge electric bill, is that with 2 kids showering, and one 3 year-old bathing by the time Mommy wants to shower she has to wait another 2 hours for hot water. And we usually have to wait at least 30 minutes between each kids' shower or bath because after the 10 minutes the water starts getting tepid again.

    I hear that the water never stops being hot with the gas water heater but I am not a fan of having a gas tank in my house.

    Anyone know about this?

    SHALENA

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    tank goes outside.... on demand hot water heaters

    Google them and search DR1 -- mucho hablando here... not costly

    https://www.google.ca/search?q=on+de...m=122&ie=UTF-8

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    Default On demand hot water

    Your probably talking about an on-demand gas water heater which is exactly what I installed in my apartment.
    These run on propane. Essentially you turn on the hot water which kicks the heater on (pizo electric) and whalla you have hot water some 15 seconds afterwards.........continuous....... I bought an "Ecotemp" from the US, along with a small 12 volt water pump for $167.00 plus shipping to the DR. Have been using on the same 40 lb propane tank for the last year and it works wonderfully. Only elec. you will use is to keep a small battery charged to run the 12 volt water pump that ups the pressure to make the system work.

    If you use propane to cook with then you should be able to use propane for this system to work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SKing View Post
    Explain to me the gas water heater. I need to buy a water heater and someone suggested a gas one. Does that mean you have to have a gas tank in the house? Beside the heater?

    The problem we have with the electric water heater....besides a huge electric bill, is that with 2 kids showering, and one 3 year-old bathing by the time Mommy wants to shower she has to wait another 2 hours for hot water. And we usually have to wait at least 30 minutes between each kids' shower or bath because after the 10 minutes the water starts getting tepid again.

    I hear that the water never stops being hot with the gas water heater but I am not a fan of having a gas tank in my house.

    Anyone know about this?

    SHALENA

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    I don't think those are what I'm looking for as they are tankless and require plumbing. This is a rented house so I don't want to invest in alot of plumbing changes. I'll google the ones with tank. Thanks


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    the tank is on the outside, just like kitchen gas tank. i would just suggest that you get two gas bottles. this way you can have gun all the time. when one bottle is empty you connect the other one (one move of the valve) and take and empty tank to be filled up when you have a moment. very neat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by karlheinz View Post
    Your probably talking about an on-demand gas water heater which is exactly what I installed in my apartment.
    These run on propane. Essentially you turn on the hot water which kicks the heater on (pizo electric) and whalla you have hot water some 15 seconds afterwards.........continuous....... I bought an "Ecotemp" from the US, along with a small 12 volt water pump for $167.00 plus shipping to the DR. Have been using on the same 40 lb propane tank for the last year and it works wonderfully. Only elec. you will use is to keep a small battery charged to run the 12 volt water pump that ups the pressure to make the system work.

    If you use propane to cook with then you should be able to use propane for this system to work.

    Karlheinz
    This sounds like it. Did you install it yourself? Do you have the name of the one you bought?

    SHALENA

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    OK, thanks for all the info. I will go to Ochoa or Bellon when I get home and hopefully they will have some.

    Anyone know how much I should expect to pay for installation? Is the installation a big job?

    SHALENA

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    My ignition system is 2 "D" batteries inside the unit...............

    sadly, the only "D"'s in the house

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    We have the same thing Shalena - on-demand propane hot water heater. We've had it for 3 years, not one problem, my husband installed it himself [but he's very handy], and we're still on the SAME propane tank. Granted, only two of us most of the time, and we're not here 12 months a year, but still. Runs on the propane and a couple of "D" batteries. As long as there is gas in the tank, you have non-stop hot water.

    We don't have the extra pump that Karl has, but it sounds like a good idea.




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    Quote Originally Posted by AlterEgo View Post
    We have the same thing Shalena - on-demand propane hot water heater. We've had it for 3 years, not one problem, my husband installed it himself [but he's very handy], and we're still on the SAME propane tank. Granted, only two of us most of the time, and we're not here 12 months a year, but still. Runs on the propane and a couple of "D" batteries. As long as there is gas in the tank, you have non-stop hot water.

    We don't have the extra pump that Karl has, but it sounds like a good idea.
    Did you all buy yours in DR?

    SHALENA

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