I ripped out an old solar hot water system as recommended by some of the board members here. The current hot water heater is in the attic (40 Gallon). I am going to remove the current heater. There is now a large space in my laundry room where the old solar tank was. I am contemplating putting a 50 gallon tank there to replace the one I am going to remove from the attic. It is nice having the extra space without that huge tank. That is why I started thinking about a tankless system. I want to make sure I'm not missing anything as far as installation costs. I will do all of the installation myself. It will be a Bosch 150 electric unit. I will have to run two sets of 8 gauge wire and add two 40 amp breakers to the panel. The copper piping shouldn't be a problem either. The electrical panel is in the same room so running the wires is easy. I will add two valves for the hot and cold inlet. Someone says a bypass should be added also. I'm not sure why though. Am I missing anything as far as install costs go? Everybody keeps telling me that material costs is what kills the deal with these things.
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