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Rosorbetw

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I've read all the bad reviews on the tankless water heaters and quite frankly it scares me a bit. Looks like they are all made by the same company or at the very least similar design. Does anyone use a small tank water heater and could give some recommendations? Do you drain it each time you leave or just in winter? How long before water is hot?
I have electric and the water heater would just be used for taking showers in an unheated shed. A 20lb propane tank is always an option as well.
I use my cabin on weekends and typically work on the land or hunt then want to shower before getting a bite to eat. Tankless would be perfect for this but like I said the reviews aren't so good.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
 
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We have a tankless natural gas heater for over 5 years. Works great and no issues.
 

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I've read all the bad reviews on the tankless water heaters and quite frankly it scares me a bit. Looks like they are all made by the same company or at the very least similar design. Does anyone use a small tank water heater and could give some recommendations? Do you drain it each time you leave or just in winter? How long before water is hot?
I have electric and the water heater would just be used for taking showers in an unheated shed. A 20lb propane tank is always an option as well.
I use my cabin on weekends and typically work on the land or hunt then want to shower before getting a bite to eat. Tankless would be perfect for this but like I said the reviews aren't so good.

Thanks in advance for your feedback.
My bro inlaw and I ripped out a failed tank heater and installed a tankless at our house and the thing is great . Endless hot showers. Only draw back is that when in kitchen it takes a really long time to get hot water to the tap to wash pots and pans etc. otherwise GTG. I dont think id go back to a tank.
 

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I have 2 for my home. The first is a Challenger tankless boiler for radiant heat for the whole house as well as hot water. The second one is a small Rinnai for the MBA/Laundry rm because it's so far away from the boiler. Both are propane fired and have been trouble free for a decade. No, they're never drained but I do pump a diluted solution of CLR through them annually only because of the high iron content of our well water

I also have a little portable one for glamping
 

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Tankless electric takes a lot of current. Does your cabin have service that will support that? If you go with propane, you could just turn off the gas when you leave. And/or you could put a water valve on the inlet side of the heater and turn it off when you leave. What problem are you worrying about?
 

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black pipe around or on top of the cabin. heats up all day so when you shower in the evening, its warm for you.

that will be $2499.99 please. the service charge is an excellent deal. i take paypal, venmo, and msrp raptor r allocations as forms of payment
 
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