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    Default Eemax Hot Water Heater

    Does anyone have this "tankless" hot water system? If so, any insight wwould be appreciated. I have a two bedroom, two bath apartment with a seemingly 10 gallon tank and looking to increase my hot water shower time to more than 4 minutes.
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    I have seen them here and they heat up a lot of water fast but use a ton of power as a result (there are gas ones here too). You might try a second tank in series with the first one.

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    Thank you. One more question though.
    Can you turn it off when not in use? Seeing as there is no tank keep heated. Unfornuately I do not think I have space for a second and would not wish to upgrade this rental. The EEMAX box is small and appears to be easy to remove and carry to my next apartment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEHAMA
    Thank you. One more question though.
    Can you turn it off when not in use? Seeing as there is no tank keep heated. Unfornuately I do not think I have space for a second and would not wish to upgrade this rental. The EEMAX box is small and appears to be easy to remove and carry to my next apartment.
    Hi TEHAMA,

    Thats the main point of a "tankless" hot water system, they are off when not in use. they only turn on when they sense water flowing through the piping. Thats what makes them efficient, they do not keep water "hot" when your not using your hot water

    Joe

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    Default Oh come on!

    For goodness sake. Go spend a couple of hundred pesos over at Deposito Ferretero and get one of those shower heads that incorporates a heating element. You can get as hot as you can stand, for as long as you want. You only consume electricity when you bathe...

    The gas hot water system is fabulous but you need to have an extra tank of gas just for the system. We had one and took it out and went with the shower heads in our 5 showers...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly
    For goodness sake. Go spend a couple of hundred pesos over at Deposito Ferretero and get one of those shower heads that incorporates a heating element. You can get as hot as you can stand, for as long as you want. You only consume electricity when you bathe...

    The gas hot water system is fabulous but you need to have an extra tank of gas just for the system. We had one and took it out and went with the shower heads in our 5 showers...

    HB
    Just don't stand in water when you use it.

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    Default I have a tankless water heater in my kitchen.......

    and I LOVE it! Instant hot water that never runs out ('course I don't shower in my kitchen sink.....but I do do a lot of dishes!).
    I've also had those shower heads and the "shock" factor was the reason we took them out.
    Might I suggest checking out your 10 gallon tank......the heating element may be worn out. That's all we have for our shower and I can take a shower, wash my waist length hair with a cream rinse and shave my legs without running out of hot. The tank is on a switch that we turn on 10 min. before using the shower to let the tank heat up and then turn off when finished so we're not keeping the tank hot 24/7 for nothing (wish we could do the same with our 40 gallon tank here at home in Canada but it'd take too long to heat when cold!)

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    hmmm. So it sounds like I might need to have one installed for each bathroom, the kitchen, and the laundry. That might be a bit much. I will investigate further. But thanks, everyone.
    TEHAMA

    PS- Hillbillly the first time someone should me their electric showerhead its "sparked" and I said, no way in hell will I shower with electricity that close. Remember the murder scenes where someone drops the radio or hairdryer in the tub? Whoever invented that device obviously knew they could sell it to the locals. To me its the dumbest invention. But thanks for your input also.

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    One question. Does you current tank give you water in all the places you mention? If so, then you only have to install the box along the main pipe and that way you feed whatever's connected...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TEHAMA
    hmmm. So it sounds like I might need to have one installed for each bathroom, the kitchen, and the laundry. That might be a bit much. I will investigate further. But thanks, everyone.
    TEHAMA

    PS- Hillbillly the first time someone should me their electric showerhead its "sparked" and I said, no way in hell will I shower with electricity that close. Remember the murder scenes where someone drops the radio or hairdryer in the tub? Whoever invented that device obviously knew they could sell it to the locals. To me its the dumbest invention. But thanks for your input also.
    I used them for 5 years in CR. I'm not sure about the models here but over there they are wired up to 220. Nothing beats touching it after a shower to wake yourself up. Much better than coffee.

    There are 10 of thousands of gringos using them in CR, not one death or injury reported. Grow a set....

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