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Running water in 2 sinks just to get hot water from a bosch

I have a bosch tankless hot water heater, to be able to heat two appliance. Since we installed it, we've had to run two appliances to have hot water. We've been told, we do not have enough pressure, to remove all water saver devices in faucets. We did so except we were unable to remove kitchen faucet. It's getting rediculas running water in one sink to get hot water in another sink. Any suggestions? Thanks

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You can put in a circulatating pump that is controller with a timer and a thermostat so the when yo need heat water the most its readilly available and when you don't it's off, the only thinsg thing that you would have to do it tye in the supply and the return and then insulate the pipes.

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There is power to the system but when you turn water on elements do not come one and heat water. all phases have 238 volts to them. why will system not turn on and heat water


Do you have 3-phase water heater? Is this balanced or unbalanced 3-phase unit. Add comment and describe product in detail, including brand since i have some service resources for both types.
Or do you have ordinary residential split-phase 240Volt Bosch tankless computer that heats water, and has 2 or 3 separate elements, and a separate circuit breaker supplying power to each element? And testing across both hot leads coming from each breaker yields 238Volt?
Copy following link for Bosch tankless manuals, with brief troubleshoot section that does not provide detailed service procedures for repairing tankless computer:
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-wire-Tankless-electric-water-heater.html#manual
If this is new water heater, then call installer. If you installed yourself, then remove tankless and return to seller for refund.
Tankless computers require certain amount of water flow to activate computer sensors. Turn on Hot tap and listen to pipe to hear if water if flowing through hot pipe. Check for crossover:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Crossover.html
Clean water filter usually located just above where cold water connects to unit.
Delime tankless ... and use water softener. Tankless cannot be exposed to more than 11 grains hardness in water, or parts will fail within 2-3 years. Simply deliming tankless heat exchanger each year will not maintain full efficiency... although for typical family of 4, tankless comper water heater costs $100 more to operate than tank-type heater according to manufacturer's promo literature and independent studies.
Call local technician who specializes in fixing tankless computers. For plumbing problems call local plumber. These are two different things.
If tankless computer is older, then cut losses, and buy tank-type electric water heater at Lowes for $285 and make quick changeover and have hot water same day. Sell old tankless on ebay and cheat next guy, or sell at scrapyard for $3 per 100.
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I don't have specific suggestion for tankless tripping breaker or if that is a circuit breaker problem or a tankless problem.

1) Move wires to another same-size breaker and see if problem persists.

2) Compare amp draw on tankless label with wire size and breaker size amp rating.
For example 30 amp breaker using 10ga wire is rated for 80% of listed amps or 24 amps.

3) If you are drawing full 30 amps, then 30 amp breaker is getting hot. Breaker trips with heat. Older breakers can trip more easily.
http://waterheatertimer.org/How-to-replace-circuit-breaker.html

4) Before calling service technician, open following link for Bosch troubleshooting steps.
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html

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Before calling service technician, open following links for Bosch troubleshooting resources:
http://waterheatertimer.org/Troubleshoot-Bosch-Tankless-water-heater.html
Resources at Bosch
http://www.boschhotwater.com/HelpfulResources/TechnicalSupport/BoschAquaStarModels/tabid/370/Default.aspx
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http://waterheatertimer.org/pdf/Bosch-aquastar-170vp-manual.pdf

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It is unknown if your unit needs maintenance or repair parts, but catching up on maintenance using information from manual is good place to start.
Gas appliances are increasingly complicated and experienced technician is good resource to have in local area before installing tankless.

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