LP Tankless water heater question?

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2012/08/28 20:26:52 (permalink)

LP Tankless water heater question?

Do you think it needs to be NSF approved? It would save me hundreds if not. If so does anyone know any NSF approved ones? I only found like two. 
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    Ladycopa
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    Re:LP Tankless water heater question? 2012/08/28 20:41:59 (permalink)
    Any help would be more than appreciated.
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    Dr of BBQ
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    Re:LP Tankless water heater question? 2012/08/28 20:47:48 (permalink)
    I have never heard of a NSF or a Non- NFS approved TWH. A propane TWH should run around $150.00 plus shipping.  
     
    But it doesn't matter what we think it's what your HD thinks. All water heaters or at least most are for potable water but you should ask. There are a ton of threads on this topic do a quick search on LP Tankless water heaters.
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    Re:LP Tankless water heater question? 2012/08/29 08:58:23 (permalink)
    I've seen a few commercial TWH that are NSF approved from Noritz, but I don't know much about them since my company only really deals in electric booster heaters. I will say that in most cases with customers I've seen where the question of NSF or non-NSF is the issue its almost always better safe than sorry. Even if your HD says its ok for now you never know when regulations will change, then you could wind up spending even more money for a second water heater that meets the standards. Just a thought. 
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    Re:LP Tankless water heater question? 2012/08/29 09:28:57 (permalink)
    awells218 I've seen a few commercial TWH that are NSF approved from Noritz, but I don't know much about them since my company only really deals in electric booster heaters. I will say that in most cases with customers I've seen where the question of NSF or non-NSF is the issue its almost always better safe than sorry. Even if your HD says its ok for now you never know when regulations will change, then you could wind up spending even more money for a second water heater that meets the standards. Just a thought. 

     
    In all the build/threads on this forum, I have never read anyone saying their HD even asked if a IWH was NSF approved. Never. And in most health departments if they change a rule your usually given more than ample time (year or more) to make the change. The cost difference is outrageous. The HD checks water temps and the cheap brand that is often referenced here on RF puts out water hot enough that it steams. What more could you ask for? I would bet some serious money if the issue is not raised by the builder it will never come up. Beside that they take about 20 minutes to change. I have replaced two because they froze up in sever winter storms when I ran out of propane in the trailer. Both instances were due to my neglect not keeping a sharp eye on the propane level. No propane and the trailer heaters go off and everything freezes.    
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    Ladycopa
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    Re:LP Tankless water heater question? 2012/08/29 10:20:13 (permalink)
    Thanks everyone! I'm building a Brazilian Food truck for my wife and was not sure. We are in RI which helps because when we first started looking into this we lived in CT and the health dept much stricter.
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