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post #4936 of 13476
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

But most hot water heaters now still don't use a pump right? It's just water pressure from the input pushing the hot water out?
I've certainly never heard a pump kick in.

You're definitely right now that I think about it, they utilize line pressure to get the water to your faucet. Heated water rises to the top of the tank, pushed out by the flow from the bottom of the tank.
post #4937 of 13476
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

But most hot water heaters now still don't use a pump right? It's just water pressure from the input pushing the hot water out?
I've certainly never heard a pump kick in.


In most residences and small apartment buildings nowadays, yes.
post #4938 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Goldy View Post

32.1 C = 89.78 F

body temperature is 98.6ºF.... if I remember right 35ºC and below is hypothermia for body temperature... 32.1ºC is well below that. homeostasis requires a very thin range of temperatures to be in a functioning state.... so if your body temperature is 89.78ºF... that probably means you're already in a deeeeeep state of hypothermia... or worse a police officer/pathologist/ect is calculating your time of death.
post #4939 of 13476
Why don't more places use on-demand hot water?

I'm at home with my parents now and I can run out the hot water in a decent shower. It won't actually run out without a really long shower, but it always starts to fade as cold water replaces hot in the tank and I have to keep turning the cold water knob down to keep the shower the right temperature...is this normal? It did it with our old hot water heater as well as the new one they installed in maybe 2002. We've got pretty high water pressure and a lot of flow from the showerhead, but it still seems like it gets cold really fast.

I've been living in apartments with centralized hot water since 05 (most of chicago doesn't have metered water so they don't bother with anything besides central plumbing in old buildings)...so my hot water is always scalding-hot and lasts literally forever.

Certainly wouldn't want to take a long shower with a girl in a place with a water heater that runs out that fast...
post #4940 of 13476
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Originally Posted by otc View Post

Why don't more places use on-demand hot water?
I'm at home with my parents now and I can run out the hot water in a decent shower. It won't actually run out without a really long shower, but it always starts to fade as cold water replaces hot in the tank and I have to keep turning the cold water knob down to keep the shower the right temperature...is this normal? It did it with our old hot water heater as well as the new one they installed in maybe 2002. We've got pretty high water pressure and a lot of flow from the showerhead, but it still seems like it gets cold really fast.
I've been living in apartments with centralized hot water since 05 (most of chicago doesn't have metered water so they don't bother with anything besides central plumbing in old buildings)...so my hot water is always scalding-hot and lasts literally forever.
Certainly wouldn't want to take a long shower with a girl in a place with a water heater that runs out that fast...

I replaced my hot water heater when it failed a few years ago with instant on. Just know that instant on is often more expensive than a heater (at least for initial purchase and installation but not over time) and for those with water heaters still working there's little incentive to go out and drop a grand to replace it.

And to be clear, I replaced the heater myself. Because I'm a manly man.
post #4941 of 13476
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Originally Posted by LawrenceMD View Post

32.1ºC as a body temp? you're well into hypothermia and probably already calculating time of death if a pathologist/detective/CSI guy.

You didn't read the "just under" part.
post #4942 of 13476
Girl got pissed over an Instagram picture, wtf.
post #4943 of 13476
I've had a project lying around for a month now and I haven't started calculating it and I have to send it in on the 11th, but I can't be bothered to start. shog[1].gif
post #4944 of 13476
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I replaced my hot water heater when it failed a few years ago with instant on. Just know that instant on is often more expensive than a heater (at least for initial purchase and installation but not over time) and for those with water heaters still working there's little incentive to go out and drop a grand to replace it.
And to be clear, I replaced the heater myself. Because I'm a manly man.

Wasn't there something in Breaking Bad about this?
post #4945 of 13476
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Originally Posted by harvey_birdman View Post

I replaced my hot water heater when it failed a few years ago with instant on. Just know that instant on is often more expensive than a heater (at least for initial purchase and installation but not over time) and for those with water heaters still working there's little incentive to go out and drop a grand to replace it.
And to be clear, I replaced the heater myself. Because I'm a manly man.

Good for you, and here's how handling it non-manly get's you screwed....

We did the same thing about 2 years ago. Our old water heater was just outside the back door and in it's own little wooden "shed". As prep, I tore out the shed and the water heater and had it all ready for the install the coming morning. Note that I wasn't going to be there so I explained to the little lady everything I did and what was taking place so she could just guide them through it. I got a msg midday that it was all done and working fine.

I get home and there is no new instant-heater where the old tank used to be. In fact, all the plumbing I left for the in/out was, well, gone. (head scratch).

Me: "Honey, where's the new water heater?"
Reply: "I didn't want it by the back door since it was unsightly, so I had them put it on the side of the house so we don't see it."

Never mind that the water heater was located in the perfect, closest point to every faucet in the house and the new location is the furthest possible point from seemingly everywhere.

We now have instant hot water - oh yes we do! - but takes a one to three minutes (depending on route) to reach a faucet. And, of course, to tidy up the area they were supposed to use but didn't, they chopped off all the "unnecessary" plumbing so just moving it back is a much bigger job than it should have been.

Thankfully we live in Florida where hot water isn't quite the necessity it is in other locales...
post #4946 of 13476
So, the US is running deficits and all that, but the IRS will still ship forms to you - however many you want, including the shipping - at no charge. Why haven't they started charging for these? Everyone else charges. Office Depot, Office Max, Deluxe, Checks Unlimited - they all bill you for forms and shipping. Why hasn't the IRS figured this out yet?
post #4947 of 13476
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Originally Posted by Thomas View Post

So, the US is running deficits and all that, but the IRS will still ship forms to you - however many you want, including the shipping - at no charge. Why haven't they started charging for these? Everyone else charges. Office Depot, Office Max, Deluxe, Checks Unlimited - they all bill you for forms and shipping. Why hasn't the IRS figured this out yet?

Why should they? Didn't the American people vote for and Congress just prove that supply-side is irrelevant? Just raise taxes on unpopular/outnumbered constituencies or borrow/deflate to cover the costs and be done with it.
post #4948 of 13476
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Why should they? Didn't the American people vote for and Congress just prove that supply-side is irrelevant? Just raise taxes on unpopular/outnumbered constituencies or borrow/deflate to cover the costs and be done with it.

facepalm.gif I hope you are being sarcastic...
post #4949 of 13476
Following people on Instragram. Why do I give a shit about what filters you've applied to your photos today? This seems like the most useless of all 'following' services.
post #4950 of 13476
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Originally Posted by razl View Post

Why should they? Didn't the American people vote for and Congress just prove that supply-side is irrelevant? Just raise taxes on unpopular/outnumbered constituencies or borrow/deflate to cover the costs and be done with it.

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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

facepalm.gif I hope you are being sarcastic...

Sadly,I was being both sarcastic and realistic, given the direction my fellow citizens are choosing to go. There's a point I suppose where one needs to get on board and stop fighting it, I fear I'm not far...
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