Water Heater For One Shower

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Water Heater For One Shower

Postby claynlr » Tue Oct 14, 2014 5:42 pm

Any suggestions on a make and model of an instantaneous water heater from Lazada? The kind that hangs on the wall by the shower head. It will only be for 1 shower.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Ians » Wed Oct 15, 2014 2:23 pm

Depending where you live - if reasonably warm winters 3500w is usually ok, if cool / cold in the winter months go for 4500w. I just changed out a 3500 for a 4500 as I couldn't get a good reasonably hot shower during a couple of months in Phitsanulok. The incoming water was a bit cool and raising the temp. to something suitable meant cutting back on the flow thru' the heater giving a half arsed shower.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby pipoz » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:06 pm

Ians wrote:Depending where you live - if reasonably warm winters 3500w is usually ok, if cool / cold in the winter months go for 4500w. I just changed out a 3500 for a 4500 as I couldn't get a good reasonably hot shower during a couple of months in Phitsanulok. The incoming water was a bit cool and raising the temp. to something suitable meant cutting back on the flow thru' the heater giving a half arsed shower.


I will second that (Ians view).

I looked at a 3500W Hitachi and eventually settled on a 4500W Hitachi, for just a few more Baht, any it works great.

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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Ians » Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:19 pm

I purchased the following nice looking slimline unit, forgot what I paid - think about Bht 4500. Works well during the cool period gives plenty of hot water at good pressure.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby schuimpge » Wed Oct 15, 2014 10:06 pm

Solar heater.. For a single shower, 3-4 person household.. 40k THB with a 150liter tank.. Never pay electric and always have hot water... Perfect..
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Oct 16, 2014 7:55 am

The one we have has digital readout and defaults to 34 degrees, it can be changed in single degree increments between off 32 and (AFIR) 42. It will keep the set temperature for about 5 mins after it's turned off then back to the default.

Having used this kind I would never go back to a dial/ knob version. I will be able to give details next week if needed.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Ians » Thu Oct 16, 2014 9:09 am

I disagree, keep it simple - a dial for temp. control is more than sufficient- digital is just more electronics to give trouble
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Sometimewoodworker » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:03 pm

Ians wrote:I disagree, keep it simple - a dial for temp. control is more than sufficient- digital is just more electronics to give trouble

You disagree with what? I gave information and whai would do.
FWIW the heater is 9 years old and going strong.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby Ians » Thu Oct 16, 2014 1:57 pm

Sometimewoodworker wrote:
Ians wrote:I disagree, keep it simple - a dial for temp. control is more than sufficient- digital is just more electronics to give trouble

You disagree with what? I gave information and whai would do.
FWIW the heater is 9 years old and going strong.


Sorry, didn't mean to ruffle any feathers, just a badly worded reply - trying to say I think the digital are overkill and the dial type is sufficient - for 1, there is no default, meaning you don't have to set the temp every time you want a shower.
I've had 2 digital units both of which gave trouble at various time -- as did 1 dial type which was fixed in 10 minutes by replacing a rheostat for next to no cost.
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Re: Water Heater For One Shower

Postby fredlk » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:02 pm

Ians wrote:I think the digital are overkill and the dial type is sufficient

I have mixer taps and a water-heater with no knobs, dials or buttons for settings.
I always found that whenever I stayed in a place that had one of those adjustable units it was either too hot when I switched it on or too cold.
Worst was when there wasn't even enough pressure to get it to work.
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