The 2012 national gas codes in the United States have recently made a significant changed.  This change is substantial for tankless water heater systems as the old code required ¾ inch gas piping which many homes only had as an upgrade.

In the past if you had your hot water heater fail and you decided to upgrade to a tankless system you may have been delayed or forced to go back to a conventional tank type system due to your homes standard ½ inch gas lines.

Home builders are now able to install ½ inch gas lines without predetermining if the home owner is going to utilize a tankless or conventional tank.  The ½ inch pipe is now able to be configured to support either water heating option.

The newly lifted restriction makes it even easier to Go Tankless – now we just need this same update in our Canadian gas codes.

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