View Full Version : Need a new water boiler and tank
08-13-2004, 10:59 PM
Looking into buying a new water heater
and storage tank next month
IM thinking about going with Ray Pac or Hamilton.
Any recomends I would appreciate it.
08-13-2004, 11:39 PM
PLEASE GO TO TAKAGI.COM, IT WAS THE GREATEST THING I EVER BOUGHT. I BOUGHT 3 MOBIUS T1'S FOR 32 WASHERS AND IT GETS 140 DEGREES ON EVERY MACHINE RUNNING AT THE SAME TIME.
08-13-2004, 11:41 PM
08-14-2004, 03:43 AM
I've got a brand new one I can sell you and for a lot cheaper than one of those you are looking at. I'm serious.
08-15-2004, 01:39 AM
Personally, I like the Hamilton Evo99. Great efficiancy! Lowered my utility costs out of the gate.
09-20-2004, 01:57 AM
I am getting ready to open a new mat. starting out with about 40 washers. My dealer is pushing 3 tankless heaters by Natco. These are about 85% efficent. I see a lot of people like the EVO 99 and I would need a 3 stack and about a 300 gallon tank.
Question would it not be better long term considering the cost of gas, price increases, efficiency to go with the more effienct unit?
07-22-2005, 04:22 AM
I visited with the Takagi booth at Clean 05 and was very intrigued. I got a chart showing how they would heat the water to 180, then mix down to 120 in order to get sufficient flow. However, on the spec sheet, the gallons per minute to heat from 70 to 180 were way lower than the maximum.
All that to ask: 1.) how did you plumb your heaters, etc. to get enough hot water flow.
2.) What kind of gas savings did you see? (What kind of system did you replace?)
08-02-2005, 07:18 PM
So what did you buy? Are you happy. keep us updated.
10-02-2005, 12:21 PM
I was going to buy 2 Takagi Mobius units, then I met the EVO99. I think you are correct - buy the more efficient unit! Two+ Mobius units is an attractive option. Gives you lots of flexibility and redundancy (one of my chief concerns - I got over it).
Three heaters (I'm assuming 199BTU) for a 300 gallon tank sounds overkill to me. I have a 100 gal tank with a 199BTU EVO99. It was at 130F since I put it in (6 degree offset), and I never saw it drop below 120.
Thursday, I set it to 122, and this weekend it didn't drop below 114 (at the bottom of the tank) Today, I'm going to measure what is coming out of the top of the tank - I'm sure it's a little hotter than 114.
But back to you... maybe you could buy two heaters (for redundancy) - a 199BTU and a 399BTU. You'd get the same BTUs as the three, but one less heater. Just a thought.