How often did you take a shower and the water started to run cold before you were finished? Don't you hate that? With a traditional water heater this is always a problem.
on 12/07/2010 – Made popular on 12/07/2010
Just replaced my AC unit at the end of January, which is working great. But its a 7K USD unit. The water heater was next on my list, but I was hoping to make it a few months of paying down the AC unit before having to replace it. Phooey!
I was considering going solar to replace the water heater, but thats not going to be an option now due to the timing. Maybe tankless though?
Anyone have one of these? My water in my house takes a while to get hot probably close to a minute, all the while money is going down the drain... my whole house is electric including the hot water heater and I do have a water bill so it makes me curious if the hefty $200.00+ price tag for a good one is worth the investment, do they really provide instant hot water???
i am currently building a vac-former and i would like to a NiCr heater to heat the plastic. i need to be able to control the tempter and would like to split it in to three zones. the area for the heater is 2ft by 3ft. so a zone would be 2ft by 1ft.
would love some help,
I need some help to figure out the amps used in the following situation.
I have a hot water heater element on my boat that is 240v 1500 watts. I want to use an inverter on my battery bank ( 360 amps total ) to convert 12V DC to 240v AC. If I do the maths on the amps drawn using the 240v it says 6.8 amps.
So it's all good.
Then I was looking at heater elements that are native 12v 600watts.
I'm stoked I found this site as I have a what I think is a relevant question and need help!
I'm aspiring to build an affordable and simple electric brewing system. Automation is not a goal. I don't mind adusting dials and turning off switches by hand.
I'm trying to figure out how to control my high wattage water heater element.