Installing a hot water shower?

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Installing a hot water shower?

Post by giblet » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:01 am

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?
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Milord » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:12 am

If you check the house building threads at teakdoor, they use electric inline heaters.

Another chap uses solar.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by giblet » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:27 am

I was just going to get one of the electric showers at the Akira store, I'm just not sure if I understand the process for installing it.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Milord » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:31 am

There are lots of pictures. If I remember, they just go inline.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by StroppyChops » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:32 am

A power supply above the splash zone and a tap... plumbing it in to heat your basin water is a little more complex.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:34 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?
I bought a water heater years ago something like this only a bit earlier model:
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The shop I bought it from organised the fitting as well. I asked them if they could do this first before I bought. I just paid them one price and they did everything else. The shop was one of the construction supply shops on Mao Tse Tung.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by giblet » Thu Jun 26, 2014 11:39 am

Kuroneko, that's exactly what I am after. My only concern is that there might not be a power supply where the shower is. I'm in a house with one power outlet per room and the electricity clearly wasn't well thought out. So I'm not sure if I can just get one of these and assume it will be able to be installed where I want it to be. Clearly I know nothing about how this works.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Kuroneko » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:06 pm

giblet wrote:Kuroneko, that's exactly what I am after. My only concern is that there might not be a power supply where the shower is. I'm in a house with one power outlet per room and the electricity clearly wasn't well thought out. So I'm not sure if I can just get one of these and assume it will be able to be installed where I want it to be. Clearly I know nothing about how this works.
Thats a difficult one. I think the shower will run up to 13 amp maybe a little more depending on size which is about maximum for one power outlet. Maybe possible to take from that outlet as long as your not powering something else at the same time. My kitchen has only one outlet and I cant use my microwave and the oven at same time. You could give Jess at Quealy's a pm she had a Vietnamese electrician do some re wiring for her. It was the guy used previously by Padder.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Duncan » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:10 pm

You can buy about 50 m of 20mm black poly piping and lay it on the roof , or even on the ground for the sun to heat the water inside it. This would give you well over 20 l of sometimes bloody hot water depending on the time of the day and the sun heat. As cold water goes in one end hot water comes out the other. Cost about .75 c meter at # 81 Mao Tse Tung Blvd.

Second option. Coil some half inch copper tube [ as used by air con guys ] using a round pipe , tree or whatever, as you ''mould '' Then remove and place inside a steel pipe , about 2m high, using it as a chimney. Connect inward supply to the bottom where you have a control tap, and outlet at the top. Turn on the water pressure and light a fire at the bottom of your '' chimney ''. If you want super hot water [ or steam ] reduce the flow of inward water . If it gets too hot , throw water on the fire or increase the inward supply.

Been there, Done that . They both work.
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Re: Installing a hot water shower?

Post by Bitte_Kein_Lexus » Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:20 pm

I've had two installed. Some shops will install it for a 20$ fee. Otherwise just fin yourself an electrician and he'll do it for a small fee (guessing 10-20$). If there's no electric supply (should be obvious: wires hanging out) then they can just run a wire from a nearby outlet. Really nothing complicated about them.
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