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Installing Your Tankless Heater
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  1. Where can I install my Titan?
    The Titan can be installed right where your old heater used to be. A minimum of 12" clearance must exist from the top of the unit to the ceiling, and from bottom of unit to the floor.

    As with all electric appliances, your Titan tankless water heater is designed to operate indoors, and must be protected from rain and weather elements.

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  2. Can I install the Titan myself?
    Due to its electrical nature, it is recommended you hire a professional to install your Titan heater. Make sure you have the installation guide that came with your tankless water heater available when the installer arrives. The guide has information that will be necessary during installation.
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  3. Can I install the tankless water heater outside?
    As with all electric appliances, your Titan tankless water heater is designed to operate indoors, and must be protected from rain and weather elements.

    If you must install the tankless unit outside your home, it should at least have the same protection from the weather and the elements as it would indoors. We do not recommend installation outdoors, but if you must, you should consult with a professional in your local area.

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  4. Is the Titan easy to install?
    The installation of the Titan is a straight-forward job. Most professional installers will be able to complete the job quickly and without incident.
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  5. Does the Titan need venting?
    Installation of our tankless water heater is quick and easy, the Titan requires no venting.
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  6. Does the Titan need a pressure relief valve?
    Installation of our tankless water heater is quick and easy. Under normal conditions, the Titan requires no pressure relief valve.

    A pressure relief valve is called for ONLY when your plumbing uses plastic (PVC,PVX, etc) tubing. Please note, the pressure relief valve you install must have a rating that will protect your tubing. For instance, if your PVC piping is rated to 100 PSI, you must install a valve rated to protect your piping.

    Specifically, the type of valve you need is a Pressure Relief Only valve. These valves do not have the long probe/thermostat found in T&P Relief valves most commonly used for tank water heater applications. (Temperature and Pressure).

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  7. My plumbing pipes use plastic/PVC piping. Can I use your Tankless heater?
    Yes, you can use our tankless water heater with your plastic, PVC, PVX or any similar tubing material.

    You must, however, use approximately 36 inches of copper tubbing between the tankless heater and your plastic tubing.

    The copper tubing must be installed in the inlet and outlet side of the tankless water heater. This copper tubing will act as a buffer, isolating your platic tubing.

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  8. My pressure relief valve is adjustable. To what pressure should it be set?
    You must set the pressure to that which is recommended by the manufacturer of your pipes. The pressure relief valve is there to protect your PVC/PVx/Plastic/Poly pipes. Again, please consult with the pressure rating set by the manufacturer of your pipes.
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  9. What are the power requirements: Breaker amp, wire size
    • The breaker's amp rating will be determined by your unit's current draw (AMP consumption).
    • The wire gauge size (AWG) will be determined by the breaker you will be using. That is, the wire must safely carry the current from breaker to your tankless water heater.

    For instance, the SCR2 N-120 draws a maximum of 54 amps. Meaning, it will consume a maximum of 54 amps at peak power output, only as necessary. Our local codes (Miami, FL) call for the use of a 60 amp breaker, and a #6 AWG wire gauge.

    Our aim is to provide you with a baseline, or reference point for our tankless water heaters' power requirements. Keep in mind that local building codes vary from one place to the next. You should always check your local building codes to make sure you are complying with the standards in your area.
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  10. What comes in the box?
    Your Titan Tankless Heater will arrive in its box, containing:

    - The Titan Heater
    - Compression Fittings
    - Mounting brackets
    - Installation Guide
    - Warranty Registration Card
    - Warranty Certificate

    Any additional hardware and material, such as wiring and plumbing items must be provided by your local installer.

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  11. Can I install the tankless water heater in my crawl space? (crawlspace)
    Our tankless water heater can be installed anywhere where an electric device/appliance would operate safely. We do recommend that the unit have 12" of free space from the top and the bottom of the unit.

    So, if it is safe to operate an electrical device in your crawl space [crawlspace], then it should be ok to install the tankless water heater there. Please always consult with a qualified professional in your area.

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  12. Can I install the tankless water heater in an RV?
    Yes, the N-10 can be installed anywhere where there is 110v of available power, including an RV.

    Most RV's have at least 110v electrical systems, therefore you will be able to install the Titan SCR2 N-10, as it requires 110v.

    If your RV supports 220v you could install our larger units that require 220v electrical service.

    Please always consult with a qualified professional in your area.

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  13. Can a tankless water heater be used for Radiant heating in a hydronic system?
    The tankless water heater could be used in a radiant system, provided that the incoming/returning water temperature will be less than 100 F degrees.

    Please consult with the manufacturer of the radiant system to determine the suitability of a tankless water heater with that particular radiant system.

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