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On-demand hot water heaters for the barn?

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  • On-demand hot water heaters for the barn?

    Can anyone recommend an on-demand hot water heater that wouldn't break the bank? I would mainly be using it for occasional bathing.

  • #2
    There are several threads on this topic recently--the name of the one we have escapes me but it's on those threads. They are wonderful.

    www.tanklesswaterheaterguide.com is helpful.
    Click here before you buy.


    • #3
      Originally posted by finneventer View Post
      Can anyone recommend an on-demand hot water heater that wouldn't break the bank? I would mainly be using it for occasional bathing.
      We have been saving for this one.



      • #4
        STGa, don't pay the equestrian markup! Those things are available at hunting/camping suppliers for a fraction of the cost.
        Click here before you buy.


        • #5
          Originally posted by deltawave View Post
          STGa, don't pay the equestrian markup! Those things are available at hunting/camping suppliers for a fraction of the cost.

          Maybe there has been a reason I am still saving, I will look and maybe I have enough now, Thanks


          • #6
            Why do you want to heat hot water? Isn't it already hot?


            • #7
              Lol! I saw the title and thought "Wouldn't that be a kettle?".


              • #8
                Originally posted by chaltagor View Post
                Why do you want to heat hot water? Isn't it already hot?

                Same reason you Park in your Driveway


                • #9
                  Here you go. I recommend the EX 75 or EX 95. Both take 240V. You cannot heat above 1/2 gallon per minute flow rate with anything that only takes 120V (a normal elec. circuit).


                  Ira Woods Wholesale Plumbing on the internet (google it) has good prices on these - around $200. You will need a plumber. Hope this iw what you meant, not just a hot tank.

                  Edited to say: These units are for ONE warm water horse washing hose, not to replace a hot water heater for a whole building.
                  Last edited by Plumcreek; Feb. 9, 2009, 02:18 AM.
                  Comprehensive Equestrian Site Planning and Facility Design


                  • #10
                    We got a Stiebel Eltron Tempra 24 from Plumberscrib.com (the cheapest we could find online). We LOVE it!!!! The only downside to the tankless water heaters is that they pull a lot of amperage, so you definitely need to plan for them. They are hard to install after you have everything built due to the amperage- that's why you don't see folks add them to their houses after the house is already built. We had a 200 amp panel built into our barn to handle the water heater, ceiling fans in 4 stalls, and lights.


                    • #11
                      Ah, Stiebel, that's the brand we have, too. Thanks to my gearhead hubby, our barn was built with a 200 amp service, too. More than enough for hot water and then some!
                      Click here before you buy.


                      • #12
                        I have a Stiebel, too.

                        Note to folks interested in these - mine is electric and required a 50amp circuit and heavy wiring.
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