On Thursday, January 31, 2013 12:18:10 PM UTC-8, chaniarts wrote:
That’s usually because they have their balconies closed-off to make more living space and they can’t afford to have a plumber run lines to it anyway let alone have the lines enclosed so that the apartment doesn’t look like a machine room. The really funny thing is when they come to the U.S. they usually buy the same type of dinky condos that they left behind. Un-f’n-believable.
Many of them are POU heaters - "point of use" - they do not supply
hot water anywhere else.
Quite often a small tank or tankless POU under the sink in the kitchen
too. MOST hold about a gallon of heated water in reserve
On Thu, 31 Jan 2013 13:22:11 -0600, The Daring Dufas
AKA "the widowmaker". They used to be common in the caribean too. I
think they have been pretty well outlawed in most "civilized"
countries. Either that or the've been mandated to use GFI breakers -
which means most will give you a cold shower anyway.
Its a piece that caters to people who don't reason things out on their
own. Many people like to be told what to think rather than reasoning it
out on their own. The writer presents some bogus arguments that resonate
with the reader and it becomes gospel.
They are also used very extensively in Asia for a similar period and
with similar good results. Same is true of the so called "mini-split"
A/C and combo A/C heat pump systems. You see them all over Asia but yet
the they were mindlessly declared to be silly by many when they appeared
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