I am curious as to how many of you can provide back to back showers for all guests and the water remains hot. My rental has a 50 gallon water tank, water flow per minute (or whatever it is called) is 2.5 gallons per minute. If someone takes a 20 minute hot shower then the next person is not going to have much hot water. Or if someone is using the body jets then they will probably run all the hot water out if they are spending 20 minutes in there.
I have only tested this with me and one other person. I have no idea how long it takes 6 guests to take showers and if maybe the kids are taking showers at night. No one has ever complained- I was considering getting one of those hot water heaters where the water never runs out. I am on a well though and my partner is worried that guests may drain the well if they have endless showers.
What is normal for a 50 gallon tank? I have never lived anywhere where two people can take two long showers in a row and not run out of hot water. But I was recently reading an online complaint about how after 2 showers there was no more hot water and there were 9 people in the group. Another owner said he has a 40 gallon tank and 14 people shower fine. Another said they sleep 10 and none of their guests has ever run out (not sure how these owners would know unless guest complains or they have stayed in their own rental with that many people). But how are owners accomodating this many back to back hot showers or simultaneous showers?
I have two bathrooms so two people might be showering at the same time.