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Q: Anyone have any experience with installing a hot water sink add-on?

As you know, hot water in China is a precious commodity. The way they do it is to usually install a hot water heater in the bathroom .. this means that there's no hot water for the kitchen or anywhere else because indoor plumbing isn't a priority.

 

This is an "add-on" that goes onto the faucet; there's some assembly required. You plug it into the wall and it warms water "as you use it", rather than by storing it in a tank.

 

Anyone have any experience with this? I don't want to wash dishes in the winter time with water that cold...

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This stuff has been around a long time but unless I can see exactly what you have I can't tell you to much. It should be straight forward however the quick way out is go to the store where you bought it or to a plumbing shop and ask how much to fit it
Can you post a picture on here?
Or just buy a kettle and boil it before you do the dishes

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I bought a hot water heater for my kitchen sink but it came with installation from where i bought it, from what i can see they put it under the sink cabinet where it plugs into the wall and there are 2 tubes, one for cold water intake and one for hot water going out to the sink

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Yes, have done that. Bought an 'on-demand' water heater and had it installed for free. Also put a new one into the bathroom and also with free installation.

However, if you want to do yourself, it is not so difficult to to.  Both times I watched the person doing the installation. The only tricky part is to have the right tools, as is with everything.

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i have the same problem where I am living at the moment. This is my 4th apartment in China in 5 years and I was still stupid enough not to check for hot water in the kitchen or the bathroom sinks. All I have is hot water (which is at very low pressure in the shower). Tell me how things work out for you...

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I bought the exact thing for my place.

It has worked fine, no real installation other than that of a normal tap.

The only thing to look out for is the plug. The cable is short so you may want to get it under the sink.

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