The recommended temperature is 120 degrees. It could be that your problem was in the wiring. It either doesn't exist, doesn't work if it exists or we simply don't know about it. The cable connector covers the knockout hole and has a screw on the side that locks the electrical cable in place, preventing it from sliding around, which can damage the insulation. Is this the proper way to connect 2 water heaters in series? Safety when it comes to an electrical repair cannot be stressed enough.
My question is - Does the operation of one water heater affect the other in a setting described above? The upper thermostat would keep track of this, only allowing the lower element to heat when the upper one was finished. Threaded pipe, for supplying propane gas to the heater. Regards, TomI am try to increase the capacity. The water heater you have described is a Rheem Commercial size unit that is 6000 watts, therefore the electrical circuit requirements are much larger and the 10 gauge circuit you have described which cannot be used for this unit. Re: advantage to running 2 water heaters in series? Cut into the existing water—supply pipes attached to the old water heater. The way that I will hook it up in my house : There will be 2-40 gal gas water heaters that are side by side.
Wrap the bare ground wire from the cable around the green ground screw on the water heater and tighten the screw. One cold water feed for both cold water inlets and both hot water outlets tied together and connecting into the hot water main. Slide the end of the cable through the cable connector and into the top of the water heater until the wires from the cable can be connected to the wires inside the water heater. For instructions on replacing the thermostats, see for all the information you need. I think this is the best option if you have the electrical capacity for it two 30 amp 240v feeds.
See for information on build up in your water tank. This scenario wouldn't happen very often unless we both take showers prior to going out to dinner or something. Estimated Time: Depends on personal level experience, ability to work with tools and install 240 volt electrical circuit wiring. Under high demand situations the first tank will not be able to sufficiently heat the water so the next tank in series would begin operation, and the next. Two heaters also gives you the benefit of one working if the other quit.
The long and the short of this story is that a water heater needs two hot conductors and a ground to work. This is a parallel connection not series, and you control the flow by opening the valve when needed, instead of leaving it open all the time. Next best - from what I read - is to hook up a second unit in series. Open the main water valve, and check your work for leaks. This would be essentially equivalent to a standard tank water heater with an increased the recovery rate or first hour rating.
If you set one themostat lower any time you have a sustained draw, both burners will come on although the 2nd burner will have a lag depending on where you set each water heater. I don't shower at the same time as my wife so it's not an issue. But when I mentioned that one of them was switched off, when the problem occurred, he evaluated the plumbing, said that both feed into the same water line, and that that could be the problem causing the pilot on the functioning heater to switch off. Draining down a tank or flushing a tank will involve water, be prepared. Enjoy your electric water heater. With an additional electric water in two titan n-120 water heater supplying the heat water heater to serve different size water heater.
Q: i looked at still have the same eb8. There are safety concerns to be aware of. Thanks for the opinion though; I'm always interested. Please follow external links with caution. This is the common format for wiring an electric water heater, but it is not the only one.
We recently moved into a property with 2 water heaters installed. Wiring and electric hot water heater also includes the high limit reset buttons. Years later I now am going back to an electric water heater. Bradford-white has a high recovery 55g that we've been using successfully. When you use this type of wire both the white and the black will serve as hot conductors. I will designate one primary and one secondary. This is why electric water heaters have a longer recovery time than gas.
Are you willing to take a little time and become familiar with this type of problem? You have to remember, 2-50 gal. If you have fuses, remove them. Like Jim is agreeing above, there must be a pressure control device of some kind out there to run heaters properly in parallel. This the fee that you pay for the privilege of meeting the serviceman. This is if u are planning to set up to have the extra hot water and better recovery rate. I dont do plumbing work, I just find it interesting. The water heater circuit wires both connect to a 2-pole 30 amp 240 volt circuit breaker for proper circuit overload protection.
Is topped up water, you get the first. The bare ground wire will also be connected to the neutral lug. Understanding Electric Water Heater Wiring Most hot water heaters are on a 30 amp two pole breaker. You always need to have a respect for electricity when you work around it. Whoa, at least make yourself familiar with your situation before you proceed. Hopefully you have found your problem and are now enjoying plenty of hot water. Typically with 10 gauge copper wire a 2-pole 30 amp 240 volt circuit breaker is installed.