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    Default This is a stupid question but maybe you guys will know.

    Okay, I live in an apartment and they pay for utilities and of course they skimp on the water heater bill and share a heater with 5 units so it's nearly impossible to take a warm bath and every time you complain they fix it for a day and then same thing happens the next. So I decided to go an alternitive route. I do not have a jetted tub and and no PVC lines etc... but I was looking at RedHead bath tub heaters and was wondering if I can build a retro system or if there is any external water heater that is cheap and reliable and is not a water heater tank. I really want to keep that water hot and my wife does to so any help on this topic is greatly appriciated. Thanks, joe
    Last edited by joedc5; 09-11-2005 at 08:13 AM.

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    Master Plumber Dunbar Plumbing's Avatar
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    They make tabletop water heaters that are 110 volt, meaning they could be plugged into a outlet. I believe a 6 or 10 gallon in those models. All 3 of the main manufacturers of water heaters make these.
    Read what the end of this sentence means.

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    Bathtub "heaters" such as that one, do not really heat the water, but they have enough input so that they can reduce the speed that the tub cools off. Anything that would "heat" the water would probably overload your electrical circuits.

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    Talking getting into trouble

    if you actually install something
    you mill most likely get your landlord
    ticked off at you, especially if whatever
    you rig up has any problems that might cause
    a leak or damage to his building...

    proceed with cautioin if you want to stay there.


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