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    ylecyote, I have this exact setup in my home. I...

    ylecyote, I have this exact setup in my home. I have a Marathon 50 gallon before a Rinnai tankless. Been in use for about 2 years. It works great for me. I have propane for the tankless and stove....
  2. Check out the Dept. of Energy website. They...

    Check out the Dept. of Energy website. They removed the 1500.00 cap from the 30 percent tax CREDIT on geothermal heat pumps til 2016. There is nothing in that section for conventional or dual fuel...
  3. MKutchey, I built two years ago and used a...

    MKutchey, I built two years ago and used a different approach. We are in a 2500 ft. ranch with 4 ton WaterFurnace. I have a 50 gallon Rheem Marathon(storage only no juice to it) that feeds a Rinnai...
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    Highmark, The desuperheater will assist your...

    Highmark,
    The desuperheater will assist your water heater. It is basically a line with a pump that circulates around your compressor and lines in the unit. The excess heat generated when your unit...
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    Highmark18..I also have the Water Furnace 2...

    Highmark18..I also have the Water Furnace 2 stage. I would caution you with the open loop idea. Water supply(well or city) and electricity cost can become issues depending on your situation. Based on...
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    Go with the geo!!! Do not hesitate. When we built...

    Go with the geo!!! Do not hesitate. When we built two years ago I was already set on geo. With propane or air source heat pumps the only options for me, I decided early and boy is it paying off.At...
  7. Like Tecman said you are in a low production time...

    Like Tecman said you are in a low production time depending on where you live. I just hooked my desuperheater up on my water furnace two weeks ago. I have a 50 gallon rheem marathon (no power to it...
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    Spend the extra $ and go geothermal.My seven year...

    Spend the extra $ and go geothermal.My seven year estimated payback gets shorter by the day. I just priced propane today and summer fill is up almost a buck in one year. The last house I built was...
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    I too have an LP Rinnai tankless. My propane use...

    I too have an LP Rinnai tankless. My propane use for water, stove, and gas logs for family of four is approx. 175 gallons/year. There is more upfront cost but there is versatility that a tank cannot...
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    You do need a storage tank direct to the...

    You do need a storage tank direct to the desuperheater for a correct install. That would then feed whatever heater you want to use. Been there is right. You will only generate heat when the system is...
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    beenthere..I don't know where you come up with...

    beenthere..I don't know where you come up with your math but keep in mind a tankless has a variable btu that cannot be plugged into an equation to figure propane use.. By your math that is 16.2...
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    Been there..You are way off...I have a Rinnai on...

    Been there..You are way off...I have a Rinnai on propane as well as stove and fireplace. My usage was 150 gallons propane for 14 months to run a whole house my last fill. Besides you can run a...
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    Paul, Thanks for the info..I am going to run 1...

    Paul, Thanks for the info..I am going to run 1 inch PEX from storage tank to tankless approx. 35 ft. The price of copper (3/4 copper is more than twice 1 inch PEX) and ease of PEX with only two...
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    CDNtech, To answer your questions, here is my...

    CDNtech,

    To answer your questions, here is my take as someone who uses one, not an installer or contractor.

    1. 80K BTU would be small..look bigger

    2.It is up to who you ask whether they are...
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    There is alot of talk of BTU. Nobody in these...

    There is alot of talk of BTU. Nobody in these posts mentions that the unit only uses the BTUs required for the situation. My Rinnai runs 15k to 199K BTU after checking the spec sheet. It will not...
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    We have had a Rinnai tankless for 2 years now..I...

    We have had a Rinnai tankless for 2 years now..I would not go back to a tank. You have digital temp control which is nice and unlimited supply. Mine is 188k BTU and I am on Geo so my desuperheater...
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    I have a Rinnai R85. I believe 188k btu rated at...

    I have a Rinnai R85. I believe 188k btu rated at 8.5 gallons max depending on rise. Any way, in a 4 bedroom house. I intentionally have run dishwasher with two showers going and it handles all with...
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    Buck My tankless is direct horizontal vent...

    Buck

    My tankless is direct horizontal vent outside maybe 3 feet max. Do you know if there is a condensate problem on these the same as vertical or longer runs?? I tried to contact Rinnai about...
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    I have a Rinnai tankless and am getting ready to...

    I have a Rinnai tankless and am getting ready to hook up the DSH. I am going with the Marathon 85 as storage to feed the tankless. The tankless is great but the DSH has never been used as I was...
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    The tankless is at one end of the house because...

    The tankless is at one end of the house because of venting req's. This puts it approx. 30 feet from the geo under a ranch. I can't find anyone who has this setup with a tankless. The lag time is not...
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    Geo Desuperheater help?

    I have a 4 ton Water Furnace with DSH. The house is 2 yrs. old and when I built I installed Rinnai tankless heater. I did not know much then and would like to integrate storage tank and turn on DSH....
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