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Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater

Paloma Industries is one of the largest and oldest gas appliance manufactures in the world. The Paloma PTG-42PVP LP Gas "On Demand" Tankless Water Heater is designed to supply continuous hot water for your family for up to 20 years or more. The 118,000 BTU burner provides hot water at 4.2 gallons per minute allowing one to two major applications such as one shower and sink to be used at the same time. The "On Demand" feature heats water only when needed, saving up to 30% on fuel costs compared to a standard gas water heater or up to 70% when compared to a standard electric water heater. The .81 energy factor exceeds the requirements for most utility rebate programs. This compact power vented appliance allows for installation flexibility, saves valuable floor space and can be vented horizontally or vertically with no costly add-ons. The built-in digital control thermostat provides precise temperature control.
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4.8 / 5
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Customer reviews for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
Review 1 for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
from Champaign, IL

PostedMay 20, 2006
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
The power vent is quieter than I expected. You can hear the fan kick on when closeby, but not from other parts of the house. I'm pleased with the endless hot water and the reduced gas bill even though I have only had it in for the last half of the billing period. If I had a house where there was more than one shower/tub going at the same time, I'd say you need the bigger model, but this model is fine for running a washer and dishwasher simultaneously, plus a shower. One negative has been that I've noticed that it takes a certain amount of flow to turn on, so lower flow faucets that you're used to setting to a sort of 'warm' position may not draw enough hot water to turn the heater on, without turning the faucet on hotter first. This is something to be aware of, but hasn't been a big problem. The related item to that is that I had previously installed an autocirc pump to improve the rate at which hot water got to distant faucets, but it doesn't draw enough water fast enough to turn on the heater. I installed it myself, and the only other negative was that Home Depot (and .com) does not, at least at the time of my purchase, carry in stock any stainless steel venting tube (required) except for the Paloma basic horizontal vent kit. I made it work, but if you have to vent out a roof, or any horizontal wall other than right near the heater, you'll need to find a source for the stainless venting. You'll also need a stainless condensate trap for any distant venting, which also seems very hard to find. See the owner's manual linked from the website to plan your install before you get it.
+11points
11out of 11found this review helpful.
Review 2 for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
from DARIEN, CT

Excellent Water Heater

PostedMay 16, 2006
Overall rating 
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Very quiet operation with energy eficiency which i expected.
+3points
3out of 3found this review helpful.
Review 3 for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
from Chicago, IL

Never cold water

PostedJanuary 23, 2007
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
I recently purchases and installed this product myself and I love it! It was nice to get rid of my bulky water heater that used to take up alot of space. This one is a bit more expensive than a basic standing water heater, but it is worth the extra cost. I have yet to run out of hot water.
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 4 for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
from Morgantown, WV

No more tanks !!

PostedApril 17, 2008
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
Never buy another greedy space wasting tank heater again! When my old tank heater started leaking I knew I didn't want to buy another one. I looked at the Paloma and the Bosch units both. I chose the Paloma because it has just one outlet pipe to vent rather than the inlet/outlet required for the Bosch unit. The unit is a bit more effort to install than a a tank type, but thats only because its size is so different. Its a pc size box that mounts on the wall so you have to move the water pipes and gas pipe to the new location. Easy, if you can do your own plumbing. The vent system is tricky--they sell a costly stainless vent pipe, but a trip to an autoparts store yields an adapter that, with some teflon tape, can make a pressure tight seal to your existing flue vent. This unit supplies all the water we need even if the dishwasher runs during someone's shower. Never, never suffer a blast of cold water in the shower again! Set the temp to just what you like in the shower and mix it with no cold water. When someone uses hot water in the kitchen, it only lowers the pressure not the temperature!
This comes with everything you need but the flue vent and the quality is excellent--forget those tank heaters!
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.
Review 5 for Paloma On Demand 4.2 GPM at 45 degree rise 118,000 BTU LP Gas Indoor PV Tankless Water Heater
from Los Angeles, CA

10% off AND $300 tax CREDIT !

PostedJanuary 18, 2007
Overall rating 
5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5
We bought the natural gas version of the Paloma tankless water heater! Not only did we enjoy 10% off on this energy efficient unit but we also found that there is a $300 tax CREDIT, yes CREDIT, for these units when you do the old 1040 next year (see EPA or IRS web site or ask your CPA)! By the time you purchase one of these, not only will it be simliar in price to a decent regular old tank version water heater, but it will also save you money and space starting with your first use!
Why take up the space for a large tank water heater? We're gaining deck space in the back yard and getting rid of an ugly tank shed and vent. And if you live in a climate where your pipes won't freeze, (we're on the West Coast) you can mount the tankless heater on your home or businesses utility side wall outside, and you don't even need to run a vent (just keep it a little ways away from windows you plan to open - I believe the manual, which you can also see online, says 4ft from windows).
And why worry about changing the temperature for vacations or those weekends away? (though you can if you want with the remote thermostat which we're placing below our in house furnace thermostat!)
Just buy the version with the gallons per minute you need at the times you use the most hot water in your house. We believe we bought more than we need at the 7GPM nat gas model, but we were also told by an A/C & Heating specialist that, in addition to running the shower, dishwasher and clothes washing machines, we can attach it to a pump and run radiant floor heat pex pipes below our bathroom for those chilly morning shower times! What a deal! We might even add a radiator to our forced air furnace to run hot water through for heating, similar to the boiler systems used on the East Coast. A more efficient heater means as we understand it!
So you see, the tankless water heaters should be selling off the shelves! Look into it while the discounts and credits make it even more attractive!
+1point
1out of 1found this review helpful.