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  1. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    I have had a non-condensing Tagaki tankless in my house for more than ten years and I have literally never touched it. No flushing; nothing, and it has never missed a beat. I do have really excellent water.

    I installed one just like it for a customer one town away and they have had the same experience.

    All the other's I have installed have been been condensing Naviens. None, to my knowledge, have ever had any maintenance or repairs done on them and all are still working well.
    I'm with mikey, I also have a takagi 80% for 12yrs. Probably 6 years ago I flushed and serviced it and it seemed like a waste of time. They are great. At the end of the day, you probably will not save much money with a condensing unit unless you use tons of water. In my opinion, the added complexity of a condensing tankless does not justify the added cost.

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    Plus; for me it made zero sense because I added a little plate-frame heat exchanger and a bronze circulator to make 'boiler water' to supply a large water coil in my second floor air return. So: no condensing as the return water is only 20 cooler than the supply.

    Wait; I guess that is really another vote for Tagaki as I Really run the poop out of mine - considering that it also heats half my house. <g>

    Oh! I forgot - my Tagaki just tempers water from my solar heated tanks. So it would never condense anyway - unless the sun didn't shine for a week. <g>

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    Quote Originally Posted by kangaroogod View Post
    I'm with mikey, I also have a takagi 80% for 12yrs. Probably 6 years ago I flushed and serviced it and it seemed like a waste of time. They are great. At the end of the day, you probably will not save much money with a condensing unit unless you use tons of water. In my opinion, the added complexity of a condensing tankless does not justify the added cost.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poodle Head Mikey View Post
    Plus; for me it made zero sense because I added a little plate-frame heat exchanger and a bronze circulator to make 'boiler water' to supply a large water coil in my second floor air return. So: no condensing as the return water is only 20 cooler than the supply.

    Wait; I guess that is really another vote for Tagaki as I Really run the poop out of mine - considering that it also heats half my house. <g>

    Oh! I forgot - my Tagaki just tempers water from my solar heated tanks. So it would never condense anyway - unless the sun didn't shine for a week. <g>

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    What is the point of doing anything if not to show off? Even if it's just to yourself. <g>

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