Originally Posted by 59 wagon man
depending on what it would take and if you have the power i might suggest you look into a tankless water heater. it takes up much less space and even if you used 4 hours of hot water every day you would still save around 7500 hrs of electric a year.
I only put in a 100 amp sub in my workshop so I didn't have the power there for a tankless. I put in a stout shelf in the compressor room to put a 30 short water heater on. My wife insisted that I put in a washer/dryer in the shop to keep the shop towels and rags out of the house. I left room for a stackable w/d combo.