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  • chris chris @ 10:43 PM
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    looking for used tankless

    heater... I know it sounds strange, but my customer wants a used tankless. I guess he thinks he will save some money, and maybe he will, so I told him I would ask around. problem is, no one sells anything used. I need either a Takagi, or a Monitor tankless. Monitor would be my preference, but either way will work. anyone have any ideas on where to get one??? I have tried, but am out of ideas. thanks for the help
  • joseph annon joseph annon @ 11:35 PM
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    used paloma tankless

    Well not heavily used. The had problems with altitude (elevation 6500') would cycle a couple of times then quit. It is set up for propane. Use time is very low. I think that are are several extra parts for the unit. Attempts from the rep trying to make the unit function. It is from a customer I looked at doing work and am waiting to hear back from them on the bid for work. If you are interested let me know. I can get model #. Joe
    JMMA
  • mike mike @ 6:29 AM
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    hey mark, thanks for the tip

    low energy systems, scratch and dent http://www.tanklesswaterheaters.com/blemlist.html
  • mark ransley mark ransley @ 6:45 AM
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    What use will it get, one person, two, or home heating, what btu is needed, tankless sell for new 500 - maybe 3000.00. New has warranty and didnt freeze
  • chris chris @ 9:55 PM
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    thanks

    for the reply's... thanks mark, will defenately check out low energy systems. this will be used for 2 baths, potable, and small section of the house for heating. so the load is not huge, but needs to be able to keep up. thanks again chris
  • World Plumber World Plumber @ 1:06 AM
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    Savings

    With the cost of labor. Is it worth it? Ask questions like. Why did they take it out? What problems am I going to have? What will it cost me to get it working right? I haven't been pricing them in the US, but what I paying for them in Europe I wouldn't consider a used one. Mac
  • mark ransley mark ransley @ 8:30 AM
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    Heating and 2 baths,, forget tankless,if you will run two baths at once or a shower and another person uses a sink then in winter all 200,000 btu could be needed for HW. Unless there was a way to automaticly shut down building heat. These are mainly designed for personal HW. What BTU is needed for heating.You wont gain in effecency over a boiler, do you think you will.
  • kpc kpc @ 10:53 PM
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    did you....

    look on ebay, craigslist, classifieds? Some codes will not allow you to reuse water piping from 1 home to another home let alone a water heater.....kpc
  • chris chris @ 11:01 PM
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    thanks

    I have tried ebay, and craigslist. saw a few on ebay I would have purchased, but he insists on used. why?? the price for new is not that expensive, but its not my decision. I would just pass on this project, except there isn't much work right now, times are lean, and jobs are hard to come by.
  • mike mike @ 11:18 PM
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    then he'll just have to wait,

    bec it took me a while to find a used one, $250 on ebay, and i'm sure you won't have your choice of brand
  • Mark Eatherton Mark Eatherton @ 11:27 PM
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    Try Low Energy Systems in Denver

    303-781-9437 Ask for Neil Greene. ME
    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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