Dec 1, 2004, 7:04 PM
Post #9 of 13
ABQ, I have installed several of the small heaters Pete has mentioned. In the US they are three gallon capacity. They are usually installed in commercial buildings, offices, etc. You will probably not find one in a store that sells plumbing supplies on the retail level.
You will most likely need to visit a plumbing contractor or wholesaler, and order one, they are not commonly used. Itís been a few years since I installed one, but if memory serves me, they are about 16 or 18 inches high, and about 7 or 8 inches square.
Every one I have had experience with uses 110 VAC to heat the water. If there is no existing pipe on the left side of the fixture for hot water, a tee may be installed behind the angle stop on the cold water side. Install another angle, or straight stop before connecting the piping to the inlet of the heater. An angle stop is the small 90 degree valve under a properly installed sink or lavatory. A lavatory is commonly called a wash basin, some types of valves are called stops.
Do not install any plumbing fixture without stops under them where there is access to do it. They are not there to facilitate repairs, they are installed as a means to prevent contamination to the water system when repairs are done. Leaving them off creates an insanitary condition. (Yes, insanitary is a word, even though right now Microsoft Word doesnít believe it.)
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