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Old 17th August 2012, 22:49   #3091
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I am in search of instant water heater and I see most of the instant water heaters are of 3KW at the minimum(Venus, Racold, AOSmith etc).

Are there any instant water heaters of 2KW capacity? And also, which are the reliable brands in this category?

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Instant water heater by its very nature has to be high powered. Storage water heaters are rated at 2kW, so I doubt instant water heaters will be available at 2kW. I have been using Crompton Greeves instant water heater for 4 years without problem.
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Instant water heater by its very nature has to be high powered. Storage water heaters are rated at 2kW, so I doubt instant water heaters will be available at 2kW. I have been using Crompton Greeves instant water heater for 4 years without problem.
Thanks. Yes, I looked at most shops and all that they have is of 3KW. I am afraid this might exceed our allocated load limit.

At home, most of the time we get hot water from solar heater and it comes through the storage water heater. We have to drain the water in storage heater to get the hot water from solar heater, hence the instant geyser with one liter capacity should save water. I have not seen crompton greaves geyser in the shops here. Most of the places, it is venus or racold.

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Old 18th August 2012, 18:40   #3093
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Seems that Sharp are now coming to Tier II cities. Saw an ad with some 10 odd outlets listed. Also,one regional office as part of an company outlet.
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Old 19th August 2012, 12:36   #3094
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Hi Team,

Finally called the Videocon Engineer to replace the dryer drum motor replacement of our top loader semi automatic rust free washing machine which I purchased in 2007 for INR 7000 only due to hard water supply.He told that the previously installed motor was local and water has leaked in to that due to improper installation of the water seal.Last time my father went to the local electrical shop and told them to replace the original dryer drum motor.And due to improper installation again I had to replace the motor.But this time I dint want to take any chance and contact Videocon engineer who earlier replaced the water inlet division plate which I was not able to find in local market.He promptly told that he will reach after 11 and replace the seal as well as motor in INR 1400 only.

Hence I would advice fellow members to only contact respective customer care executives for the replacement of the crucial parts for problem free duty life of house hold electrical and electronics items and save the contact numbers of the designated Engineer who visits.

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^^^Wish life were that simple. Often the authorized service guys do MUCH worse jobs and charge way higher. Experienced it recently (again!) with Onida...

There is no one size fits all solution to such issues.

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Old 23rd August 2012, 08:46   #3096
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Can you share the model details and shop from where you got this deal.
I am on the lookout for upgrading my fridge to 400 lts - only difference being that my current box is 220 lts.
I bought it from Devi International, Jayanagar Bangalore.
Ask for sales man named Krishna, He helped me out and got me the lowest price. I just gave him a call and asked for low price and he gave me.

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Old 23rd August 2012, 13:54   #3097
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who has good recommendations for tool kits that are easily available in India?

I'm looking for 2 specific ones:
1. Home tool kit -- Something like the Bosch (which strangely i couldn't find so easily in mumbai)
2. Auto (Car+bike) tool kit -- A kit that has all the essential tools that can be used for a car or a bike.. most common tasks usually.

Would really appreciate some feedback on this.
Are you looking for power tools? You can find tool kits by bosch, skil, black and decker and so on in most hypermarkets as well as hardware dealers. I bought a skill drill for 2600 in central a year back.
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Old 23rd August 2012, 14:01   #3098
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I have a kitchen made by 'Sleek Kitchen'. The kitchen is OK but the after sales service is pretty expense. Once the 1-year warranty period ends, they charge a minimum 600Rs per visit - even if it's just a little alignment or tightening. But the 600Rs includes greasing and alignment of the whole kitchen not just the particular door or drawer you have called the for.

I was wondering where else I can get this job done cheaper. I don't think regular carpenters do this work.
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Guys

Need help

Can you help me with the pointers on the shops that stock rubber bushings for washing machine stand ? Current bushings have worn out and the machine makes lots of noise when it is in a spin mode.

Anywhere we can find the bushes in east bangalore ?

Thanks a ton
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I have a pigeon problem in my balcony. Are there any suggestions from fellow members to get rid of my problem.
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I have a pigeon problem in my balcony. Are there any suggestions from fellow members to get rid of my problem.
Install "kabootar jali" if your balcony is enclosed type, like we have in Bombay. I ve done the same to get rid of pigeon menace. It's a plastic mesh which comes in rolls and can be easily cut and fixed using cable ties.
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Guys

Need help

Can you help me with the pointers on the shops that stock rubber bushings for washing machine stand ? Current bushings have worn out and the machine makes lots of noise when it is in a spin mode.

Anywhere we can find the bushes in east bangalore ?

Thanks a ton
Do you mean the rubber legs under the base ?

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I have a pigeon problem in my balcony. Are there any suggestions from fellow members to get rid of my problem.
Try placing a plastic owl or hang a dart board.

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Guys need some advice. I am looking into buying a front loader washing machine for my grand mother. she is living alone with a maid ( who stays with her during day time) in rural andhra pradesh. She has a different maid who comes over to wash, but is giving some troubles recently. she washes clothes every 2 days or so ( 3 to 4 pieces ), unless some guests come over. what i am looking for is that the machine should be easy to use and be reliable and spend around 20-30k. NO need for a dryer (as the housemaid will hang dry them). I am looking at IFB specifically IFB EVA SX. i am thinking it should do just fine for her.

any recommendations or advice ?
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^^^If you go thru earlier posts, you will find that IFB is the LEAST recommended brand. Consider Bosch/Siemens or LG.
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^^^If you go thru earlier posts, you will find that IFB is the LEAST recommended brand. Consider Bosch/Siemens or LG.
The best of machines will require service at some point of time, hence get a machine which has the best service around.

- Find out how far the nearest service centre is for each brand - IFB, Bosch or LG
- Next check if any one has a front loader in the neighborliness (for really rural India it will be at least 5km radius). Get their feed back on service.
- After getting the feedback then get the machine which has the best service network.

In my case I am extremely happy with my IFB (Bosch collaboration), as in South Delhi they have an extremely responsive service provider.

Before that we had Sumeet which was Siemens, that ran for nearly 10 years, and we had to change it as Sumeet had closed down by then. The IFB has crossed eleven years.
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