Installing a hot water shower?

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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:19 pm

Murray is working long hours out of town at the moment, might be hard to get.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by giblet » Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:30 pm

I'm in Siem Reap, so am on the case here. Murray is safe.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by OrangeDragon » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:34 pm

Costs us $5 each time we move to have it installed... takes them about 15 minutes. They'll find power and route it to where they need it, usually from the bathroom light switch.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by General Mackevili » Thu Jun 26, 2014 8:39 pm

Yeah, I was going to guess $10 for an install.

If you do happen to find a place that sells them, I'm certain somebody there will be able to do it for you "after hours" if they don't officially offer to do it.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by GMJS-CEO » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:11 am

giblet wrote:So, what's involved in getting a hot water shower installed? I've got a bathroom without hot water and I'd like to get that fixed before the weather cools down. I'm not sure if I need to check anything before I buy one like whether there's a nearby electricity source, etc. Anyone done this before?
giblet,
let me know if you sorted this. I am looking for where to buy and a person to install. I am fairly certain I have the power wires above the shower just can't verify yet as I am moving in shortly.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by vladimir » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:21 am

I bought a Panasonic from the Akira shop on Monivong, and they asked me if I wanted a sparky to install it. $10, the guy came out and installed it. You may want to upgrade your circuit breaker to 20 amp, our 10 amp was tripping all the time.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by GMJS-CEO » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:38 am

vladimir wrote:I bought a Panasonic from the Akira shop on Monivong, and they asked me if I wanted a sparky to install it. $10, the guy came out and installed it. You may want to upgrade your circuit breaker to 20 amp, our 10 amp was tripping all the time.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Soi Dog » Sat Jun 28, 2014 8:55 am

You want to trust a clueless, probably barely trained store lackey? When it comes to touching electronics while barefoot and soaking wet, you might want to consider hiring an experienced electrician. If your water heater is not grounded properly, 220V is more than enough to kill you. The heater should definitely have its own separate circuit and disconnect switch, too. Don't let him run it off the light.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by OrangeDragon » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:21 am

Soi Dog wrote:You want to trust a clueless, probably barely trained store lackey? When it comes to touching electronics while barefoot and soaking wet, you might want to consider hiring an experienced electrician. If your water heater is not grounded properly, 220V is more than enough to kill you. The heater should definitely have its own separate circuit and disconnect switch, too. Don't let him run it off the light.
have you heard of an accidental electrocution from one yet? i'd imagine it would be big news, and these guys do them all the time.

as for a separate circuit, why? the only time they really draw much power is if you're using the pump feature, which most don't and some don't even have.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Tim Linkinwater » Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:46 am

There are few things worse than nervously eyeing a bunch of electrical wires every time you take a shower.
If like me you don't know much about electricity but do know it doesn't mix well with water, pay someone to do it right.
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