Hi Workshop Community!
I’m looking for advice as I’ve just bought an apartment with only single phase electric. It’s in a 3 block complex, with mine being one of 20 apartments. Theres currently on single phase electric from what I can see and I was hoping to get an instant electric tankless Stiebel Eltron system as There’s No gas fitted to the apartment. The whole apartment is a tiny 60sq metre apartment. Kitchen has a 25L water tank (which isn’t even enough for a shower or bath) shoved under the kitchen sink taking up valuable cupboard space. There’s no laundry so can’t install a larger system. Not a single other unit in the complex have water systems installed outside so I can only imagine Strata have said no. Or that external are usually gas only anyway. Again, no gas to complex (built in the 60s/70s). Stiebel Eltron said the single phase wasn’t enough to power a shower (9L/m, is only meant for taps (5L/m). My only option is to upgrade the phase 3. I just have no idea how much that costs/how much I need to save or if there’s other options available that I just don’t know about.
thanks in advance,
Would you mind posting a photo of your bathroom? I only ask so that I may see if a 50ltr tank will fit in an elevated spot close to your ceiling. You say you have a 25 litre single phase. Perhaps to augment your set up you can install another 25 litre in your bathroom as as a dedicated hot shower tank. The 25ltr are suppose to be able to handle 1 to 2 adults, perhaps the tank is old and is no longer giving out the proper heat. If you wish to see dimensions go to Dux hotwater systems for more info.
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