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18-11-2006, 03:45 PM
Does anyone know of a shop that specialises in water heaters for bathroom?
18-11-2006, 05:31 PM
u can just shop at those chain electrical shops.... u will find a couple of brands.. after u decide which brand to choose... then only go to smaller electrical shop for bargain.
u can check out BeeBest ... reasonably good!
20-11-2006, 12:05 PM
Any brand also quite ok..Here is what happen to me a long time ago...Went shopping and as birdy, big chain stores to see the pricing then went to a small stall in a shopping complex and bargain. Agreed on a brand and paid the deposit.
The shop then called 2 days later said the brand I wanted got no stock. Also not suitable for the upstairs bedroom. insist that if I want then they only will fit it into my downstairs bathroom!!! But that was the maid's room!!! so am I to bathe there?? They contradict themselves first no stock, then say can only fit downstairs!!! So if no stock how can it be fitted downstairs??
After some haggling, then they came and deliver the unit I wanted but refuse to fix. I wanted my $$$ back but they refuse. Keep saying the unit not suitable for use and some nonsense. :mad:
So be careful what you are asking for and what you agree to.
20-11-2006, 04:48 PM
thanks birdy and firefly ... went to Megamall this afternoon (on the way back from seeing the new Stanchart branch in Kajang) and saw the one I wanted at Hock Sin Leong ... so besok ai peegi to the Taipan outlet and buy it.
hope they have stocks ... den ai fix it myself .. frankly speaking, ai didn't like the way those electricians fixed my aircond ..
thanks again ..
21-11-2006, 02:15 PM
Good Luck..Since you are going to DIY it, Please ensure that the ELCB in your house is properly fitted and in good working condition. Also make sure the unit is EARTHED. Also check the ratings of the water heater. A standard 13amps plug point is not sufficient. You must have a dedicated point from your fusebox.
22-11-2006, 05:00 PM
Hi .. LSH doesn't have the model but Onking did .. but did not buy it yet.
But maybe will look for the mini ones ... takes up less space on the wall.
And thanks for the advice, firefly .. the last time I fixed a water heater was in 1998, downstairs.
22-11-2006, 05:25 PM
I believe this thread is about water heaters, the tanks mounted on the wall or attic to supply hot water, and not the instant heaters for showers.
I would question the need for water heaters
They consume a lot of electrical power to heat water
The only reason for a water heater is to have a central hot water supply for all the bathrooms and the kitchen - this means a lot of hot-water plumbing is required.
If I am not mistaken, the use of water heaters for bathrooms would be necessary in temperate areas where a long bath needs to be filled - this wastes electricity as well as water. Here, if you were to use showers, the instant water heaters would be a better choice.
If you really need a water heater, what about solar heaters?
23-11-2006, 07:41 AM
selamat pagi mr chang ...
solar heaters was ruled out/never considered bcos ai live in a double storey intermediate house in usj6/6 ... da roof has not got enuf space, unlike the bungalows in usj 5.
water heaters use alot of electricity, agreed, but my bathing time is << 5 mins so I don't think my bill will be too excessive every month. my main reason for fixing a water heater is the recent cold weather due to rain every evening here in usj. ai won't use them when the hot weather returns.
have a good day .. will be visiting the shops in taipan again today .. ppl tell me I don't take 5 mins to buy a car but take days for a small expediture ... a classic case of 'penny wise, pound foolish! kekeke .. choke! :D
23-11-2006, 04:48 PM
Firefly have very bad experience with solar heaters, so solar heaters is out. A tank type is now currently in use. :D
As for electrical usage, it's actually better savings compare to an instant unit.
It's more like how you use it that straight say it's a waste of water and electricity.
24-11-2006, 03:34 AM
Whatever you do or wanna buy ... stay away from the EURO UNO brand... that damn silent pump model... :mad:
Four times breakdown in four month... getting irritated as hell... thankfully I wasn't around when it broke down the fourth time... because I had promised the marketing exec a suprise after they came and fixed it after the 3rd malfunction...
And mind you - it isn't cheap... :mad:
Save yourselves heaps of heart aches... get a Joven and be rest assured, it'll serve you for a long time...
24-11-2006, 09:10 AM
You poor dear....What happen?
17-12-2006, 05:55 PM
Hi ... just fixed the wiring ... had to buy 15 yards at RM2.80 at Puchong.
Now .. the brand ... anybody knows about the FACO brand?
khop khun khap. :)
20-12-2006, 10:58 AM
15 yards at RM2.80?? SO CHEAP!!!! you sure it would carry enough AMPS?? Please don't burn the house down. :eek:
20-12-2006, 05:30 PM
Brader ... RM2.80 per yard ... RM42 for the whole 15 yards.
And yes, I got the right type of wire ... the real 'fat' one ..
What about my 2nd Q?
20-12-2006, 07:23 PM
can't comment on the heater..used only Panasonics previously and no problems. Now currently using big tub type.
What about my 2nd Q?
I'm still using one , that is about 15years old and still ticking. Any other user out there on this brand...?
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