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Old 5th November 2012, 22:44   #1 (permalink)
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Water heater advice and recommendations????

I really need some advise and recommendation about buying a hot water boiler. Read on and you will see why I need hefp on this one.


As ever, trying to be ecconomical when it comes to electricity......I recently bought 2 instant water heaters. 1 for the bathroom and 1 for the kitchen. The shop where I bought the first one came and fitted it. No problem. Or so I thought until I got in an electrician to install the one for the kitchen. It seems the current in my apartment block is not suitable for these instant water heaters. According to the electrician, I run the risk of a pressure explosion or electrocution!!!:
Now to be honest, in the back of my head I knew a shower should have a separate fuse on the fusebox, but as the shop where I bought said nothing about this, I foolishly ignored my inner voice.
Now I have 2 showers to try and sell and I still need a hot water boiler.
So before I go and make anymore costly/foolish mistakes, I would like your views on brands and prices, please.:
I am normally here on my own, so I really do not need a 65 Litre boiler.
I am looking for a good, reasonably priced brand.

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Old 6th November 2012, 03:13   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

i think you should change your electrician or at least get a secound opinion.
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Old 6th November 2012, 08:33   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

Your electrician is probably correct, most cabling is rated at 16 amps in a Turkish property, the shower will need between 32 and 50 amps, the danger is fire.
Thought we had this conversation a month or so ago, you can get a 50 litre heater, if you use a timer they are economical

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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

what is the kw usage of the water heater in the kitchen..? you may still be able to use it if the usage is around 2kw.
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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

I have an Arcelik boiler, 50 litres I think, in the bathroom, which provides hot water to the shower, bathroom sink and kitchen sink. It was installed in 2005, and apart from servicing, when huge amounts of limescale are removed, it's been trouble-free and very efficient. I use a timer so that the heater is switched off from 5pm-6.am, thus avoiding the most expensive evening electricity tariff. This works for me, and my electricity bills average out at around 50TL a month throughout the year.

Can't remember how much it cost, but I've certainly had value for money.
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We have the same as Yildez, although not sure how big. Possibly the next size up from 50 litres and have found it efficient. If I had to buy another I would have a smaller one. We leave ours on 24/7 and with 4 of us using plenty of hot water it costs around 80 - 100 lira per month to run.
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i have one however it is not used and up for sale. we simply use a shower to supply water to the appartment . its only small but it means we have water on demand.
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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

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Your electrician is probably correct, most cabling is rated at 16 amps in a Turkish property, the shower will need between 32 and 50 amps, the danger is fire.
Thought we had this conversation a month or so ago, you can get a 50 litre heater, if you use a timer they are economical

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Yes Martin you are right on all accounts.
But as I said, I ignored the little voice in my head.

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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

Now this is going to sound stupid (nothing new there) but if you left it on all the time the water would be kept at a constant temperature and use minimal electric as opposed to a timer and having to reheat the entire boiler every day.
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Re: Water heater advice and recommendations????

Whether that's true or not, I don't know, but in our friends apartment we were told to do that , as it was more economical (but do remember, each time you have a bath etc, the fresh water coming into the boiler has to be heated up then anyway)
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