Takagi T-KJr2/U Review

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An overview of Takagi T-KJr2 and T-KJr2U, smallest tankless water heaters for residential use from this manufacturer, yet still Energy Star and low NOx compliant. Explore T-KJr2/U main features and specifications that are important factors when selecting the right model.

Model review

Takagi T-KJr2/U are non-condensing tankless water heaters that are found as the standard and ultra-low NOx type (T-KJr2U ), which can further be divided into the outdoor and indoor models. Both types are using natural (NG) and propane (LP) gas for heating, but only with the correct conversion kit as the gas pressure is different. Both types have the same minimum and maximum gas input including the energy factor of 0.82.

Takagi T-KJr2/U water heaters have a compact designed, sizing only 20"x14"x8" and with the weight of 33 lb are ideal for installation in almost any part of the home, even in small bathrooms or offices. 

Great thing is that the wall-mounted installation frees up the floor space for usage as the additional storage. The small size doesn't prevent the Takagi heaters to provide plenty of hot water in endless supply - there will be no hot water shortage ever again.

With the temperature rise of 30F, the maximum flow rate is 6.6 GPM and thanks to the continuous and endless supply of hot water, these units are ideal for homes with one to two baths. If the heater is used in colder regions where the incoming ground water temperature is approximately 50F, the unit will provide enough hot water flow to meet one-bath homes, while in warmer regions, where the temperature is approximately 70F, the heater can be used for two baths running simultaneously. These models are recommended for smaller houses, cottages, condos and apartments.

Takagi T-KJr2-IN

Takagi T-KJr2 indoor model

Takagi T-KJr2-IN is a tankless water heater that is used only for indoor installation and has an option to use direct vent systems. It comes with the flexible installation option since the venting system can run horizontally or vertically, and when using the power vent, maximum length is 50 feet. Electric installation is even easier since the power cord is included.

Remote control is included as a standard feature and it allows an easy and convenient temperature adjustment, which is in the range from 99F to 167F, also simple troubleshooting since the error codes are displayed on the controller.

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Takagi T-KJr2-OS

Takagi T-KJr2 outdoor model

Takagi T-KJr2-OS is an outdoor model and can be used only outside and it does not require venting. Remote control also comes as the standard feature.

Takagi T-KJr2U

Takagi T-KJr2U is found as an indoor Takagi T-KJr2U-IN and outdoor unit Takagi T-KJr2U-OS, which are similar to the above models but comply with the ultra-low NOx regulations. T-KJr2U also come with the remote controller, and the temperature can be adjusted from 100F to 140F in nine different temperature settings, while the maximum temperature of the above model is 167F and has 16 temperature options.

Features review

  • Flexible power and direct venting installation
  • Modulating gas burner

  • Electric ignition

  • Temperature remote controller is included

  • The AFR sensor (air-fuel mixture ratio) for proper gas combustion, increased efficiency and low emission

  • Other safety features include the overheat cutoff fuse, hi-limit switch exhaust, water temperature safety control and freeze protection system

Specification

Models
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Specifications
T-KJr2-IN T-KJr2-OS T-KJr2U-IN T-KJr2U-OS
Power
(Btu/hr)
19,500
140,000
19,500
140,000
15,000
140,000
15,000
140,000
Water Flow
(GPM) @ 30 F rise
6.6 6.6 6.6 6.6
Energy Factor
EF
0.82 0.82 0.82-0.83 0.82
Min. Water Flow
(GPM)
0.5 0.5 0.5 0.5
Activation rate
(GPM)
0.4 0.4 0.4 0.4
Temp. settings
(F)
99-167 99-167 100-140 100-140
Electric consumption
(Watts)
139 138 138 138
Max. vent length
(ft)
57 N/A 50 N/A
Weight
(pounds)
33 33 33 33

Manuals

Takagi T-KJr2




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