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    Well, I ordered the A. O. Smith Promax high...

    Well, I ordered the A. O. Smith Promax high recovery 50 gallon XCVT-50. It should arrive on Friday and a plumber will install it on Saturday. I hope there won't be any suprises on replacing the 3"...
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    hvacconsultant, thanks for the help so far....

    hvacconsultant, thanks for the help so far. Another question, so are the longer warranty units worth the money? It seem like most of the longer warranty units have the thicker insulation, like R16.
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    chillidog, I have search on tankless in several...

    chillidog, I have search on tankless in several forums and I see a clear split. I just don't think I am ready for it yet. As I pointed out earlier, I live in the northeast, no way the water...
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    My parents and grandmom does not shower or bath...

    My parents and grandmom does not shower or bath in the morning. Just need some hot water for wash up. Wife uses the bathroom @ 7am and I use it around 8am. Sister uses it around 9-10am. So I think...
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    small change, that unit is too pricey. I am...

    small change, that unit is too pricey. I am trying to keep this replacement under $1k. Another factor is the limited space. The current WH is 18" in diameter and I think the largest I can put there...
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    Are you referring to a tankless configuration? If...

    Are you referring to a tankless configuration? If you are, it's not something I want. From research, I hear the upfront cost is high, maintenance cost is high and it's not durable. Beside, I'm in the...
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    Opinions need for a new water heater

    The house currently has an A.O. Smith 40gal water heater. From what I can tell from the label, it's rated 72FHR, 40k BTU, R value 7. Lately, it's leaking a small amount of water from the base so I...
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    How do I drain the water in my gas boiler?

    I need some help as a first time homeowner. Don't wanna burn myself or screw myself with no heat with the winter here in NYC. I bought this house only a few months ago and the owner didn't say...
  9. I didn't know specing out cooling for a house is...

    I didn't know specing out cooling for a house is so scientific. I thought it's like the window mount AC, just get a decent unit for the room and let it cool :p Now I know how it feel when the...
  10. Thanks for the quick responses makinmoney. ...

    Thanks for the quick responses makinmoney.

    Just generally speaking, any rough estimate of what BTU I should expect at the minimum? I live in Brooklyn, NY so we get the full 4 seasons.
  11. What is a load calc? Is that a physical...

    What is a load calc? Is that a physical instrument a contractor uses to determine the load calc?
  12. Need split unit configruation recommendation

    Hi, new here. I found this forum via Google :D

    Anyway, I just bought a house, well pending the closing on 8/9. It's a 2 story brick house with a walkin basement, built in the 1950. The house is 18...
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