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I have a new bathroom in an old (1889) Victorian on the second floor.  Of course the hot water heater is a distance away in the basement.  I get hot water but never enough and it takes too long.  I am considering running a small tankless unit for this one room.  Recommendations?   

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Another option may be to insulate the water, tighten up the basement (air infiltration) and put a 5 gallon electric water heater near the bathroom in series with the hot water supply. 

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Our house is 27 yrs old and has a loop. My dad installed the return and used the thinner wall copper. It's been springing up leaks. I think the constant flow with the different metal circulating pump is what is getting to it. I've just shut it off and now have to exist like a common man. 1st world problems. That small heater tank next to the sink till the hot gets there sounds good.

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