Faith-Based Entrepreneurs

Ignite Your Light & Life through the Power of Connection

Who else wants a proven internet business?


The Takagi T-K-Jr Tankless Hot Water Heater -- A Product Review

home improvement, plumbing by
web site

Send Feedback to William Lund
Print
About Author
Report Problem
Tweet This

Share on Facebook Pin it




Let's take a brief look at the T-K Jr. the smallest water heater in the Takagi line of tankless water heaters.

According to Takagi, it can meet the hot-water needs of a small home or apartment with one or two bathrooms, as well as small commercial applications.

Takagi claims it was designed to do anything a standard 40-gallon tank-type water heater can do. The T-K Jr. works with both hydronic baseboard and radiant floor heating. It has an energy efficiency rating of .81 when burning natural gas and can provide 3.8 gallons per minute with a 60 degree temperature rise. The maximum input is 140,000 Btu.

When the water heater detects a flow of at least 0.75 gallons per minute, the heater turns on. While the computer in the controls monitors the water temperature, flow rate and gas flow.

When the burners ignite, a lamp comes on telling you the tankless water heater operating normally. The internal computer controls the gas valve and controls the water flow to maintain the preset water temperature of the water at the outlet While reading through the owner's manual, which you can find online at Takagi's site, I ran found the following statement:

"The unit should be checked once a year or as necessary by a licensed technician. If repairs are needed, any repairs should be done by a licensed technician. The following systems and parts should be checked at least once a year: 1. Venting system 2. Burner 3. Manual operation of the pressure relief valve to ensure correct operation. 4. Periodic cleaning of the water filter (figure above). 5. Heat exchanger. Remove the thermistor and check for a mineral coating. A mineral coating on the thermistor requires flushing the heat exchanger with a de-scaling solution. Scale build up will void your warranty and shorten the life of your water heater."

You might have to add the cost of a yearly maintenance check to the costs of your tankless water heater, and that could reduce the savings from your tankless water heater.

Elsewhere in the Takagi site I read this:

"8. Water hardness may affect the water heater. Water heater may be damaged. The warranty will not cover damage caused by water quality."

It's something for you to think about if you live in a hard water area.

The Takagi T-K Jr requires a 110 Volts to operate the controls, so if there is a power failure your tankless water heater won't be able to provide you with hot water. The T-KJR can be used for space heating, and potable hot water heating at the same time. I think it would make a great tankless water heater for point of use applications like for a single bathroom or the kitchen.

The owner's manual includes information on how to use the hot water heater for baseboard and for radiant heating applications and comes complete with diagrams of typical systems.

Turn your hot water plumbing green with an energy efficient Takagi tankless hot water heater.

Residential hot water circulating systems Conserve Water & Energy Residential hot water systems Gas Tankless Water Heater Sizing Hot water recirc, circulating and recirculation systems: Compare Tankless Water Heaters

Please scroll down to leave a comment below...

Contact the Author

William Lund
Making money online
William Lund's web site

awesome comments



This article has been viewed 439 time(s).

 

 


Upcoming IgnitePoint Events

Ignite your light, life and faith at an upcoming live IgnitePoint city event. Also find out how you can become a speaker at one of these events!

IgnitePoint - Atlanta
Spring 2015


IgnitePoint - Salt Lake City
Summer 2015

Imagine a TEDxR-style event where you can mention God, Jesus Christ and tell your faith-promoting stories! Learn more here.



Featured Collaborator

Jennifer Smith


Jennifer Jones Smith reduces the pain and frustration of raising a family by empowering parents, children and individuals to eliminate self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors through energy healing sessions and parent consultation. She is trained in the SimplyHealed Method which is a leading-edge intuitive and vibrational modality that allows clients to release negative patterns and emotions to claim greater success and joy in all areas of their lives. Her clients are from the continental US as well as Alaska and Europe. Since everyone has individual needs, a variety of energy packages are offered on her website. Her services are not the "cookie-cutter" style but uniquely serve the individual. With a degree in Professional Child Care and over 25 years’ experience in child development, Jennifer is the ideal family consultant and energy healing mentor. Meet Jennifer...

You can be featured on our site! Ask How!

Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet
Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet
As a planet, we stand at a crossroads. One path leads to darker days. The other leads to freedom and light. ''Light the World: How Your Brilliance Can Shift the Planet'' details how you can leverage your life experiences and insight to take your place as a Light Bearer in this new age.

 

Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships That Build Your Business
Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships That Build Your Business
25 entrepreneurs share their most powerful relationship marketing lessons used to massively explode their businesses! Filled with valuable relationship-building tips for the newbie and seasoned entrepreneur alike, Trust Your Heart: Building Relationships that Build Your Business will inspire you to tap into the synergistic power of relationships to catapult your business to the next level.

 

Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas to Income
Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas to Income
True accounts of 19 entrepreneurs who overcame the odds and created their own profitable businesses from scratch! Filled with valuable success tips for the newbie and seasoned entrepreneur alike, Trust Your Heart: Transform Your Ideas Into Income will inspire you to take the leap of faith and pursue sculpting the business of your dreams.