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    Low water pressure..

    I just installed a new water heater in second bathroom. but to my disappointment, the installer didn't check on the water pressure first before proceeding. And ended up, there's no water. The installer said that my apartment water pressure is low, need to get a plumber to fix it..and quickly make his exit after getting his cheque. Gosshh!!!!....now wat am i going to do after spending hundreds but can't use the facility....any one you folks faced a similiar situation like mine? if got, please advise me...

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    You can add a booster pump that will boost you water pressure high enough to trigger the "on switch" in your existing water heater.

    Cost pending on brand. Go back to where you got your water heater, maybe they will give you a better price since this will be your second purchase from them and again if you are not the DIY chap, be prepared to pay someone to install it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I just installed a new water heater in second bathroom. but to my disappointment, the installer didn't check on the water pressure first before proceeding. And ended up, there's no water. The installer said that my apartment water pressure is low, need to get a plumber to fix it..and quickly make his exit after getting his cheque. Gosshh!!!!....now wat am i going to do after spending hundreds but can't use the facility....any one you folks faced a similiar situation like mine? if got, please advise me...
    Since its a brand new heater, you may speak to the manager and get a exchange instant water heater with water pressure booster. I think most brand has a built in booster (not the cheaper models though). Good luck...or else you have to get an external punp costing about 1K...if I'm not mistaken

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    get a plumber to come into the picture if above "si fu" suggestion can't help, if normal tap water pressure is higher, than it could be a old pipping problem otherwise you may need unless no pressure to the normal tap water.

    again if your apartment have a water tank by itself, get the plumber to convert your water heater to main paip (it cost less to do this about RM120) and others water tap can still use water tank.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I just installed a new water heater in second bathroom. but to my disappointment, the installer didn't check on the water pressure first before proceeding. And ended up, there's no water. The installer said that my apartment water pressure is low, need to get a plumber to fix it..and quickly make his exit after getting his cheque. Gosshh!!!!....now wat am i going to do after spending hundreds but can't use the facility....any one you folks faced a similiar situation like mine? if got, please advise me...
    These unscrupulous water heater installer should have suggested a solution instead of running off.

    What you should do is ask some plumber to connect your water heater to the main pipe instead of current water tank. Main pipe pressure is much stronger.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    I just installed a new water heater in second bathroom. but to my disappointment, the installer didn't check on the water pressure first before proceeding. And ended up, there's no water. The installer said that my apartment water pressure is low, need to get a plumber to fix it..and quickly make his exit after getting his cheque. Gosshh!!!!....now wat am i going to do after spending hundreds but can't use the facility....any one you folks faced a similiar situation like mine? if got, please advise me...
    For apartments with low water pressure at the shower, the right water heater to install is NOT the normal instant water heater but the instant water heater with a built-in pump.

    A normal Panasonic instant water heater with installation would come up to around RM350 to RM380K.

    The one with a built-in water pump (use Joven or Alpha as these have more power) would cost around RM550 to RM600.

    No need to install any water pump at that particular bathroom as it would cost RM900 to RM1,000. Those costing RM400 or so makes lots of noise.

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    opshh!!!! forgot to mention. the heater which i bought comes together with the built in pump...and cost me a deadly RM660 excluding the labour charge.
    I have yet check with a local plumber on the issue. Any recommendation which plumber i can contact??

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    Quote Originally Posted by donkey
    opshh!!!! forgot to mention. the heater which i bought comes together with the built in pump...and cost me a deadly RM660 excluding the labour charge.
    I have yet check with a local plumber on the issue. Any recommendation which plumber i can contact??
    A water pump is not as strong as connecting to a main pipe. I once used a water pump on my upstairs room but it was not strong enough so I asked the plumber to connect to main pipe and whoosh !
    Good and powerful !

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