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Old Apr 3rd 2017, 10:14 pm
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Hi All, had our place on CE now for just over 8 years, and currently have the original gas fired water heater/boiler in the small lobby off of the kitchen. Generally it has worked pretty well, and continues to do so.
I've been thinking for a while about having this changed out for the electric immersion type unit - thus enabling me to cut out any gas charges, and have seen a few comments on here about a unit available in Leroy's, and also a Bosch unit mentioned - I would be very interested to hear your thoughts/comments/recommendations (or not)/ type etc, on changing out my existing gas unit for an electric unit, and would primarily like to hear about costs etc for a full supply & fit service, and if you have any names of individuals/companies who would be able to do this.
Appreciate you get what you pay for, and am not really into doing this for a "cheapo" unit, but if I do it I would be looking to install something decent. We're not out in CE all year round, but probably visit for around 5-6 weeks a year across 4-5 visits, and when we are out, it's generally just the 2 of us, but for perhaps 1 week a year we may have a couple of guests. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
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Hi All, had our place on CE now for just over 8 years, and currently have the original gas fired water heater/boiler in the small lobby off of the kitchen. Generally it has worked pretty well, and continues to do so.
I've been thinking for a while about having this changed out for the electric immersion type unit - thus enabling me to cut out any gas charges, and have seen a few comments on here about a unit available in Leroy's, and also a Bosch unit mentioned - I would be very interested to hear your thoughts/comments/recommendations (or not)/ type etc, on changing out my existing gas unit for an electric unit, and would primarily like to hear about costs etc for a full supply & fit service, and if you have any names of individuals/companies who would be able to do this.
Appreciate you get what you pay for, and am not really into doing this for a "cheapo" unit, but if I do it I would be looking to install something decent. We're not out in CE all year round, but probably visit for around 5-6 weeks a year across 4-5 visits, and when we are out, it's generally just the 2 of us, but for perhaps 1 week a year we may have a couple of guests. Appreciate your thoughts. Thanks.
Hi Check out post 24 and if you follow the links I think all your questions will be answered, as this has come up a few times already

http://britishexpats.com/forum/ayamo.../#post12181263

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Thanks Jon, the one thing I hadn't taken into consideration was the potential weight of 80-100 litres of water hanging of off a "flimsy" Fadesa wall ??. I would need to investigate that further.
Do you have the contact details for Francisco, and do they speak English at all ?.
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Thanks Jon, the one thing I hadn't taken into consideration was the potential weight of 80-100 litres of water hanging of off a "flimsy" Fadesa wall ??. I would need to investigate that further.
Do you have the contact details for Francisco, and do they speak English at all ?.
I'll send pm ...

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Many thanks Jon - much appreciated.
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Was at the airport this week. Decided to go to Guia to pick up eg branston/Heinz beans etc. Then check the new IKEA at the mway near the stadium.

At Leroy's I was delighted to see thermostatic bath/shower mixer taps for only 37eur!! The guy told me he hadn't had any problems with them, and even recommended I get that over more pricey models. I bought 2 - standard fitting took 5 mins each, far better control of flow and temp than the cheap Fadesa taps. At that price if it claps out after a few years, just replace

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