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    Water heater problem: smell of burning

    Should I be concern ? One of the water heater for the shower in the guest room is showing strong smell burn after being used for more than 10min.

    It's from Fujika, can't remember exactly how much I paid for, but it was those cheap 2,500 THB ones. That one seem to be about 5 years old already. Do you fix those or are they simply replaced ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    Should I be concern ?
    water and electricity , nar you'll be fine


    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    in the guest room
    opps , scratch the above , best you replace it .

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    toss it out you tight bastard

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    Simply replace. Never fuck around with water and electricity, cheap units do not have a long shelf life.

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    Cheap ones replace, do not repair.

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    ok will replace then, so I will buy the more expensive one, the Siemens at 6,000 THB seem to be more reliable anyway

    I might do it myself and do a picture thread,

    should I turn off the electricity and water first ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I might do it myself and do a picture thread,
    Put the camera on video mode and put it on a tripod, once your finished the video can be edited down to just the salient points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly View Post
    ok will replace then, so I will buy the more expensive one, the Siemens at 6,000 THB seem to be more reliable anyway

    I might do it myself and do a picture thread,

    should I turn off the electricity and water first ?
    ..thats a good ideal ,elec-water dont go together .. ps .when you do the fix/job make sure your wearing rubber soles ...if it goes tits ups can i have your membership for the gym ..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    Put the camera on video mode and put it on a tripod, once your finished the video can be edited down to just the salient points.
    Dubbed with some nice music, will be a fitting send off viewed on large screen at Butters funeral.

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    Not a job to do yourself, unless you know what a GFI switch is, understand how it works and know how to install one with the new heater.

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    ^ if a Thai monkey can do it, why can't I ? last time the monkey doing it created a big leak by breaking the pipe, stupid idiot

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    ^ if a Thai monkey can do it, why can't I ?
    cause they are smarter than you .


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    ^ says the Disney character

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    cause they are smarter than you
    Well known Butters is becoming a clever monkey.

    He did the ceiling insulation in his condo all by himself and was successful in fixing water pump problems all by himself. He did have a few glitches along the way but lessons learned. We need to give him credit where credit is due.

    Now he is on to replacing water heater. I have faith he will be successful even though may be a shocking experience.

    A couple more DIY projects and much like many Thais, he soon will be a "qualified" home builder.
    Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    I might do it myself and do a picture thread,
    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly
    if a Thai monkey can do it, why can't I ?
    I am sure you can do it

    go ahead and I am sure this thread will be up in the hundreds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Norton
    A couple more DIY projects and much like many Thais, he soon will be a "qualified" home builder.
    indeed

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    gettin some good ad vice butterfly for a change.
    some really do care for your well being it seems.
    just takes one hit in the shower and you're history.
    only the best will do and fitted by a professional.
    save on them funeral bills as well.

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    Remember that to insulate yourself properly when working with live electricty you need to stand in a basin of water. Safety first!

    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    save on them funeral bills as well.
    If he follows our advice properly the cremation will already be taken care of

    BF, every time I've bought a shower the shop has sent somebody along to install it for free, why not do that?
    The Above Post May Contain Strong Language, Flashing Lights, or Violent Scenes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    every time I've bought a shower the shop has sent somebody along to install it for free, why not do that?
    Because I would guess that only 50% of them know how to do it properly

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    damn , that's not good odds ,

    can we get an apprentice to do the job for BF ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thetyim View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by DrB0b
    every time I've bought a shower the shop has sent somebody along to install it for free, why not do that?
    Because I would guess that only 50% of them know how to do it properly
    They're ok. Worst that's ever happened to me is a rather pleasant tingle and a smell of burning hair. Pretty good to get a shower at that price with built-in manscaping functions.

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    having read all this
    one has to be just a little soft
    to be using hot water in thailand
    unless you're a hod-carrier on a building site
    or work down in the sewers.
    luv the coldish shower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mid
    can we get an apprentice to do the job for BF ?

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    ^

    Bingo

    and me outta greens .

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy the kid
    one has to be just a little soft to be using hot water in thailand
    I think cold showers is a gay thing

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