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TheMG
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join:2007-09-04
Canada
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reply to tp0d

Re: sparkys- is it legal?

Only 15A for a tankless heater? That must be one heck of a low capacity heater. Since it's a commercial building I'm going to assume 208V, that's only 3.1kW, good for no more than about 1-1.5GPM of hot water.

Zach1
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join:2006-11-26
NW Minnesota
For some reason I'm thinking it's a gas-fired heater. Upon my first read, I thought the same thing you did though.
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tp0d
yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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I'm installing a Rinnai RU98 gas tankless. It is a 199kbtu gas heater, 96% efficient. Uses about 4a max at full fire.

I picked up a 60a fusible disconnect at lowes, but they didn't have any 20a H type fuses, lowest was 35a. Got another coupla places to check for fuses, might need some adapters to use smaller fuses, if avail.

Doin the install at a local church. I'll take some pics and upload em

-j
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TheMG
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Canada
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Gas heater, of course, why didn't I think of that...

Makes a lot more sense now.

ke4pym
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Charlotte, NC
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reply to tp0d
said by tp0d:

I'm installing a Rinnai RU98 gas tankless. It is a 199kbtu gas heater, 96% efficient. Uses about 4a max at full fire.

You're gonna love it!

»Got a Rinnai installed today!


Jack_in_VA
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North, VA
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said by ke4pym:

said by tp0d:

I'm installing a Rinnai RU98 gas tankless. It is a 199kbtu gas heater, 96% efficient. Uses about 4a max at full fire.

You're gonna love it!

»Got a Rinnai installed today!

What is your cost and expected ROI?


tp0d
yabbazooie
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join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
kudos:6
reply to ke4pym
said by ke4pym:

said by tp0d:

I'm installing a Rinnai RU98 gas tankless. It is a 199kbtu gas heater, 96% efficient. Uses about 4a max at full fire.

You're gonna love it!

»Got a Rinnai installed today!

Lol, i`m gonna love the $ when the customer pays! hahh

actually I have a Bosch tankless in my house now, got it free as a test unit. Cant complain about that.

Glad to hear you like your Rinnai though. If I had to replace my heater tomorrow, it would be a new Rinnai. I`ll be elaborating on the new model in the next post

-j
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tp0d
yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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slice is 4 inches by 1/8 deep. has iodine on it. not enuf for stiches
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taped it up... lol
Ok, heres an update..

Got the heater installed, as seen in pics.. Also cut the shit out of my arm with a piece of 3/4" tracpipe, was a dumbass move. Did it about 1/4 into the job, duct taped that bitch up and kept movin..

Heater is a new one for me. Its the newest high efficiency Rinnai, the RU98i. They turned the guts of the heater upside down, the burners are on top, and the secondary heat exchanger is on the bottom, with a U shaped exhaust conductor. Damn this thing is quiet. I have a customer with a RC98hpi that had complaints about fan noise (shes a pickass, but a rich pickass), and I might have to recommend swapping this heater out, as it is wayyy quieter. Dunno if she`ll go for the price tag, but ya never know.

As for the electrics, the maintenance guy felt better if I just ran a 25ft extension cord as a temporary, and he is going to have a sparky come in and wire up a new dedicated ckt for the heater, not a bad idea. I didnt feel like kludging it anyways, and now I can return approx 35$ of product. (the disconnect and 22$ worth of fuses and adapters)

Oh, and I used 1/2" copper piping, as I only had 1/2" to tap into, the church just wanted to get hot water to the kitchen again, as the boiler had failed, and they didnt want to replace the whole thing (10-15k$ job)

-j
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Postal
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Uh, I think that could use a few stitches....


dosdoxies
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Wallingford, PA
said by Postal:

Uh, I think that could use a few stitches....

"'Tis but a scratch!" (The black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.)
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tp0d
yabbazooie
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Carnegie, PA
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"just a flesh wound!"

hehh

-j

ke4pym
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join:2004-07-24
Charlotte, NC
reply to tp0d
The exhaust fan on mine has gotten a little nosier as it has aged (it too is 96% effc). But it doesn't bother me. At least I know it is working!

That one looks like mine. Except mine has a condensate drain on it.

telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06
reply to dosdoxies
said by dosdoxies:

said by Postal:

Uh, I think that could use a few stitches....

"'Tis but a scratch!" (The black knight from Monty Python and the Holy Grail.)

we shall bite each other!!

that said nice looking install

patcat88

join:2002-04-05
Jamaica, NY
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reply to Postal
said by Postal:

Uh, I think that could use a few stitches....

Clean off the blood and iodine (BTW, iodine? what century are you in? use silvadene (hard but not impossible to get OTC) or neosporin ) and push the skin together, then superglue it, do not let the superglue sink into the cut in the skin. There should be enough plasma/blood/oozing in the push together cut to prevent the superglue from going down into the cut. The superglue will fall off in 2-3 days if you dont do anything and the jaggies of super glue will rip open the cut again. Solution, put more superglue around the edges of the existing super glue patch to keep the existing patch still. Eventually when it is healed, you just dont add more super glue, and wet the skin and the super glue will fall off.


DannyZ
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Erie, PA

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I would just use iodine and quality butterfly closures with a triple antibiotic like neosporin at night for the first few nights. Keeping it clean is vital and with superglue you can't wash as needed.
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alkizmo

join:2007-06-25
Pierrefonds, QC
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reply to patcat88
Why? WHyyyyyyyy!? I understand the duct tape for immediate "temporary repairs", but to go as far never going to a clinic or hospital to get it stiched and get some antibiotics is... well, I guess no insurance?

JoelC707
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join:2002-07-09
Lanett, AL
kudos:5
reply to patcat88
Funny you mention superglue...

You know those hard plastic clamshell cases that you can NEVER get open after you buy the item? I was cutting one open several years ago and decided that scissors would be safer than a knife (I could just see the knife slipping on the corner or something and cutting me). Well, I'm rounding the corner with my scissors and lo and behold they slip out and jab my left hand on the side just behind my index finger.

I've got a nice little scar there now but dad used the super glue trick on it, though he put one drop down inside the opening. It quit bleeding almost immediately and otherwise healed up nicely. If I pinch the skin over the scar I can feel a hard spot in the center, superglue I assume LOL.

telco_mtl

join:2012-01-06
reply to alkizmo
said by alkizmo:

Why? WHyyyyyyyy!? I understand the duct tape for immediate "temporary repairs", but to go as far never going to a clinic or hospital to get it stiched and get some antibiotics is... well, I guess no insurance?

alkizmo, back in the day i worked at a large steakhouse, we didnt dare call in sick during the month of november and december, one time i sliced myself pretty good, our chef or war nurse as i called her, fixed me up with gauze, duct tape and vodka. to this day im shocked i dont have a scar!


tp0d
yabbazooie
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join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
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reply to alkizmo
I have good insurance, just dont want to sit in the ER for god knows how long.. and shit, this is one of the smaller cuts i`ve tended to myself.. I guess it helps that my aunt and sister are nurses... i duno..

its healing nicely, put a gauze pad on it with some fresh iodine, taped it on with some waterproof tape, worked all day like that. no problems.. It is a little tender, but doesnt 'hurt', ie infected.. The iodine has worked great for me.. ymmv..

and smoke, i`m up to date with tetanus.. the cut was caused by a stainless steel gas line.. bleh.

-j
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whizkid3
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join:2002-02-21
Queens, NY
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Buy & use a couple of butterfly bandages. You can even make them. And you should keep some in your tool kit. No need for stitches for something like that. And skip the superglue.


SmokChsr
Who let the magic smoke out?
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join:2006-03-17
Saint Augustine, FL

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Super Glue and bailing wire..


Not a Single Stitch or Staple!
Yep Super glue and bailing wire, that's all that was used to put me back together, when they decided to go in and stick some bubble gum (actually a bovine patch) in a hole (ASD) inside my heart. Not one stitch (on the outside, he did sew in the patch). That was for at least a 12" cut, including sawing the breast bone (sternum) in half from top to bottom. Fun fun!!


tp0d
yabbazooie
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join:2001-02-13
Carnegie, PA
kudos:6
wow thats a mean one.. bailing wire? uhhh

cut is healin up well, no pain/etc... I do have butterfly bandages, dont think they would have helped here.. its not deep enough.. just looks deep, not as bad as it looks.

Church maint guy called, theyre having their international food festival, and the ladies in the kitchen are beatin the crap out of the water heater.. They are lovin it tho, as the old boiler was about 150ft away, and they had to run the hot for a long time to purge out the 1" water line. New heater is tapped right into the water lines behind the main dish sink..

-j
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SmokChsr
Who let the magic smoke out?
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join:2006-03-17
Saint Augustine, FL
said by tp0d:

wow thats a mean one.. bailing wire? uhhh

Well they called it Stainless Steel Orthopedic Cerclage wire to hold the halves of the sternum together. Must have worked,they had me out of bed walking the hallways 48hrs after surgery.

Glad to hear your oopsie is healing nicely