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#41 keltong

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Posted 03 March 2008 - 01:48 PM

How much u both the water heater? I was looking at 707 compact which quite reliable.


Got 2 model, one is smaller intend to put in common and the other looks more pro :good: so put it in the master. $165 and $185. Installation if you have heater point (switch) is $35 each. The more expensive one he say is just came in one. Both got digital number to indicate the temperature. Very simple temperature control w/ on/off knob only. Heating element is from UK. Got 8 years warranty.

Actually went there to buy ceiling fan and lights coz my friend say have been getting from them for years liao than saw the heater. Didn't want to drag on the search so just decided on the spot since the salesperson seen quite nice.

    

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 02:43 PM

QUOTE (smallfish @ Oct 10 2007, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently also sourcing. One uncle at jalan besar recommend Viva - claim the material used inside is better using copper. Also thinking of getting 707 instead as all heater look the same to me. Need some expert advice also dancingqueen.gif


I just bought a Viva heater yesterday. Not sure whether is it good or not. Anyway, where is the manufacturer located? Got one shop says its from Japan, another says its from Singapore. So which is which? Thanks.

#43 dreamhome

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 10:55 PM

i think mistral is a good brand,..... just seems like its less talked abt these days..

anyone use gainsborough?? my house using... many many years liao.. still good....

so where is a good place to buy water heater if i dun need them to install.... my contractor installing for me FOC, i just need to know where is a good place to get best price..


any one tried Mustafa centre??

#44 phaffia

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 11:33 AM

I was recommended Panasonic by a friend hence we got that one for the master bedroom.

Our common bathroom has the 707 compact. bath.gif

#45 h4happy

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Posted 26 September 2008 - 11:07 PM

Bought mine from Poh Joo.
Less than 3 months, no heat!!!!!!
Now, need to call and might charge me transportation fees!
Crap, I will never buy stuff from Poh Joo!

#46 ahockz

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Posted 05 October 2008 - 08:44 AM

can share what brand u brought

#47 Gilabola

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 12:47 PM

QUOTE (smallfish @ Oct 10 2007, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently also sourcing. One uncle at jalan besar recommend Viva - claim the material used inside is better using copper. Also thinking of getting 707 instead as all heater look the same to me. Need some expert advice also dancingqueen.gif



Tour....

I am using rinnai also....

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#48 kids2

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 01:33 PM

Hi,

I'm using Panasonic DH-3BB2S. It's been 1 year and it's still
performing well.

Regards,

#49 kksg2000

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 05:37 PM

QUOTE (kids2 @ Oct 13 2008, 01:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi,

I'm using Panasonic DH-3BB2S. It's been 1 year and it's still
performing well.

Regards,


How much did you pay for your Panasonic DH-3BB2S?

#50 SmartFool

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Posted 13 October 2008 - 10:35 PM

QUOTE (h4happy @ Sep 26 2008, 11:07 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Bought mine from Poh Joo.
Less than 3 months, no heat!!!!!!
Now, need to call and might charge me transportation fees!
Crap, I will never buy stuff from Poh Joo!



dun scare me leh
my aristons were delivered nicely
now all fixed liao leh
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#51 steady steady

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Posted 18 October 2008 - 12:32 PM

notti.gif Any one try Alpha heater b4? Saw it at Unversial union and the design seem quite nice.

#52 dove

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Posted 22 October 2008 - 01:54 PM

Initially wanted to get a Panasonic, then realised it is made in Malaysia, and the heating element also.

currently using a redring, more than 10 yrs liao and stil good.gif but market like no more redring sad.gif

eyeing 707 water heaters now, seem like their reviews are the best. deal.gif

#53 summerholiday

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Posted 23 October 2008 - 12:46 PM

using 707 no prob tongue.gif

and trimark also no prob..

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 08:55 AM

QUOTE (steady steady @ Oct 18 2008, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
notti.gif Any one try Alpha heater b4? Saw it at Unversial union and the design seem quite nice.


I also just got my alpha instant from Poo Joo yesterday.

initially was going for 707 Compact but need to get a additional 2 way tape hence we have decided to go with alpha which does not require that.

Any1 has any comments on alpha?

Thanks!

#55 junxian

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Posted 27 October 2008 - 10:32 PM

hi all

planning to get 707 protek for mbr and 707 compact for common bathroom... any latest price / contact to share ? =D

TIA

#56 jesperbg

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Posted 14 February 2009 - 11:24 PM

Hi, I torn between 707 & Alpha instant heater. Any recommendation? sad.gif

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 08:32 AM

Mistral and Aerogaz look alike. Just wonder if Mistral Instant Water Heaters are made by Aerogaz in Malaysia.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:02 AM

i bought 707 but have not use it yet. but i garner the info that 707 is costlier than alpha by a lot. and i read from other threads that alpha actually not bad.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 10:25 AM


QUOTE (jeremylm @ Oct 27 2008, 08:55 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I also just got my alpha instant from Poo Joo yesterday.

initially was going for 707 Compact but need to get a additional 2 way tape hence we have decided to go with alpha which does not require that.

Any1 has any comments on alpha?

Thanks!


not sure why ppl like to go Poh Joo and buy things. Prices are not cheaper by a few % but qualty wise are inferior. they import 2nd grade material though same model.

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Posted 10 June 2009 - 12:44 PM

707 is an old brand but very reliable. Price is also more ex than most of the instant heaters in the market. My parents 707 lasted close to 20yrs before it decided to 'retire'. My buyer is still using our 707 which is coming to 11 years. Our current place using Alpha and heard its quite popular these recent months due to the wide variety of colours.

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Posted 11 June 2009 - 01:35 PM

I am also using 707 Compact. Had been using it for the past 1mth. Suprisingly the cheaper heater I bought, Mistral also is good. But then again not sure which of the 2 above will stand through the test of time.

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 11:12 AM

i got an aerogaz instant heater left behind by the previous owner....looks fairly new....thinking or reinstalling it in my common toilet.....hope its still good & working.

#63 dashingjack

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Posted 13 June 2009 - 12:15 PM

mine is a Alpha Storage Heater bought from Asia Excel. been working very well and the after service from them is really good too (look for a guy called desmond, really helpful). although given the hot weather recently haven't been using it for a while :S

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Posted 17 June 2009 - 03:07 AM

for Instant Heater wise, brands like 707 defintely is an branded and can last for 10 years as it's local brand , price wise also cost higher than others as it is really worth for it. JOVEN & MISTRAL also another good selection for heater as they are pro in instant heater..............ALPHA or AMASCO is a new brand in the market and their core business is CEILLING FANS not instant heater and that's why 10 years warranty given and selection for instant heater is based on its realibility and sales after service, for ALPHA instant heater, if you pay attention of its surface, u will notice Scratches................................i am not sabotage ALPHA...just share with your guys my expericene with ALPHA........

#65 biz

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Posted 16 August 2009 - 11:28 PM

just bought 707 protek from sim siang choon balestier at $218 yesterday...

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Posted 26 August 2009 - 11:29 PM

so which instance heater is better?

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 03:14 PM

QUOTE (smallfish @ Oct 10 2007, 01:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Currently also sourcing. One uncle at jalan besar recommend Viva - claim the material used inside is better using copper. Also thinking of getting 707 instead as all heater look the same to me. Need some expert advice also dancingqueen.gif



QUOTE (happyhouseowner @ Sep 15 2008, 02:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I just bought a Viva heater yesterday. Not sure whether is it good or not. Anyway, where is the manufacturer located? Got one shop says its from Japan, another says its from Singapore. So which is which? Thanks.



QUOTE (born_again @ Jun 10 2009, 12:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
707 is an old brand but very reliable. Price is also more ex than most of the instant heaters in the market. My parents 707 lasted close to 20yrs before it decided to 'retire'. My buyer is still using our 707 which is coming to 11 years. Our current place using Alpha and heard its quite popular these recent months due to the wide variety of colours.



QUOTE (ncy @ Jun 11 2009, 01:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am also using 707 Compact. Had been using it for the past 1mth. Suprisingly the cheaper heater I bought, Mistral also is good. But then again not sure which of the 2 above will stand through the test of time.



QUOTE (BoonPin85 @ Jun 17 2009, 03:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
for Instant Heater wise, brands like 707 defintely is an branded and can last for 10 years as it's local brand , price wise also cost higher than others as it is really worth for it. JOVEN & MISTRAL also another good selection for heater as they are pro in instant heater..............ALPHA or AMASCO is a new brand in the market and their core business is CEILLING FANS not instant heater and that's why 10 years warranty given and selection for instant heater is based on its realibility and sales after service, for ALPHA instant heater, if you pay attention of its surface, u will notice Scratches................................i am not sabotage ALPHA...just share with your guys my expericene with ALPHA........


i walked past this shop "prestige lights & fan specialist" at jln besar yesterday evening
& enquired about 707 water heater.

e saleslady told me 707 water heater is made in msia & e parts are not as gd as before, with a lifespan of about
3 to 4 yrs. she introduced me to a japan brand called viva 300 for ard same price ($160) & showed me the inner
component saying it's made of copper & won't spoil so fast like those made of plastic, it's also an anti scald model.

when wifey asked about those older models of 707, she said they don't have any more of those, spare parts hard to get.

can anyone comment on 707 water heaters if there's any truth in this?? if true, what's the nxt best brand to use?
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Posted 07 June 2010 - 02:22 PM

QUOTE (noobhouse @ Jun 6 2010, 03:14 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
i walked past this shop "prestige lights & fan specialist" at jln besar yesterday evening
& enquired about 707 water heater.

e saleslady told me 707 water heater is made in msia & e parts are not as gd as before, with a lifespan of about
3 to 4 yrs. she introduced me to a japan brand called viva 300 for ard same price ($160) & showed me the inner
component saying it's made of copper & won't spoil so fast like those made of plastic, it's also an anti scald model.

when wifey asked about those older models of 707, she said they don't have any more of those, spare parts hard to get.

can anyone comment on 707 water heaters if there's any truth in this?? if true, what's the nxt best brand to use?
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How about getting an 2nd opinion from other shops about 707 heaters? Some salesperson gets more commission from the other brand, so may tend to promote the other brand.

I personally know an old lady whose 707 heater is still working after 18 years! I'm thinking of getting this brand if my current heaters spoil.

Edited by forgotten, 07 June 2010 - 02:23 PM.


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Posted 08 June 2010 - 10:15 PM

QUOTE (forgotten @ Jun 7 2010, 02:22 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How about getting an 2nd opinion from other shops about 707 heaters? Some salesperson gets more commission from the other brand, so may tend to promote the other brand.

I personally know an old lady whose 707 heater is still working after 18 years! I'm thinking of getting this brand if my current heaters spoil.



hi forgotten, i'll do that, thanks for pointers. i walk past another shop today & asked the boss
price & model of 707 hanging outside, he gave me a blur look, till i told him there's alphine, compact, prestige before he
realised what I mean & told me compact costs $228 ! is that e current price or just wana carrot head me? ohmy.gif


#70 Garfieldhello

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Posted 15 June 2011 - 10:36 PM

Any brand recommendation for central water heater (tank), please advise price. Any shop in the west?

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 10:13 AM

Regretted buying the Cornell Multi-purpose heater CIS-S100MP at $330. The heater leaked soon after it was installed, and we called the repairman to come and repair. Then after 8 months, the heater spoiled and we have to endure cold showers over the weekend while waiting for the repairman to come. After the repairman changed the heating element, there was hot water but the heater was leaking again! Very irritated by such over-priced lousy product!!!

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Posted 16 December 2011 - 12:29 PM

Regretted buying the Cornell Multi-purpose heater CIS-S100MP at $330. The heater leaked soon after it was installed, and we called the repairman to come and repair. Then after 8 months, the heater spoiled and we have to endure cold showers over the weekend while waiting for the repairman to come. After the repairman changed the heating element, there was hot water but the heater was leaking again! Very irritated by such over-priced lousy product!!!


i tried google for Cornell CIS-S100MP, it doesnt return any useful result. Either you read the model number wrongly or you are trying to be funny.

you should blame yourself for not doing homework; you should just buy a new one and replace the lousy piece once and for all.

#73 kayabread

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 02:29 PM

I juz bought a 707 storage heater multi-15 it 15 liters but quite exp cost 400 .. Made in holland n full copper tank.. Anyone bought it also?

#74 rainpod

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Posted 25 December 2011 - 10:11 PM

Hi, I am interested in 707 alphine. Need to replace a spoilt heater. Anyone knows how much does it cost? Thanks.

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Posted 14 January 2012 - 10:05 PM

Hi, I am interested in 707 alphine. Need to replace a spoilt heater. Anyone knows how much does it cost? Thanks.



Hi, I've been asking around today & found brands like 707, Mistral, Alpha. A old salesman told me to get heaters with copper in tank compared to plastic as heating is faster & not prone to leak. Amongst this 3 brands, 707 & Mistral is copper while Alpha is plastic.

Asked a shop (Soon Lin Building, corner shop, along Syed Alwi Road) & their 707 Compact $165, Alpine $185 & Protek $195, cash & carry, very good price as all other shops are selling above $200.

I called up *spam @ AMK, they only have Compact & Prestine, both above $200, so they're not cheap at all. Goh ah bee's line is always engaged.

I went a shop to ask bout AMASCO & after some conversation, e lady asked me to go get 707 cos 707 confirmed e best, she said...

Then i went to Mustafa & e sales lady there seems pretty knowledgable as she mentioned Mistral has 2 heating elements which is better, while 707 is a bit more ex than other brands due to their long standing branding but still e most trustworthy. But 707 sold there are all above $200.

Ok, here's something i wanna share with u guys... U know those models with 2 knobs (1 is with 1, 2 & 3 heat switch while e other provides a range), the knob that provides range is actually what controls the water flowing into e heater, cooler (water pressure bigger means more powerful water), hotter (water pressure smaller means less powerful water). So as to say those with only a single knob will come with a water pressure regulator to be fixed outside in between e inlet & e tubing, to control water pressure. Those 707 with double knobs have this regulator fixed inside e heater thus having 2 knobs.

My question to all e salesperson dun seem to give me a satisfied answer... Can i have both powerful water pressure & very hot water at e same time? If u realised, by turning down yr water pressure e water coming out is getting hotter & vice versa... so i asked e Mustafa sales lady, can e mistral 909i, a single knob (ranging) give me godd water pressure throughout if i dun fix e external water regulator? She say can...

So my dilemma now is to get e 707 protek $195 or Mistral 909i $129... both e copper heating element

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 01:06 AM

Hi, can pm me the shop name and the 707 models that you have bought? I trusted our local brand. 707 has being around for years as long as I can remember,lol.

Got 2 model, one is smaller intend to put in common and the other looks more pro :good: so put it in the master. $165 and $185. Installation if you have heater point (switch) is $35 each. The more expensive one he say is just came in one. Both got digital number to indicate the temperature. Very simple temperature control w/ on/off knob only. Heating element is from UK. Got 8 years warranty.

Actually went there to buy ceiling fan and lights coz my friend say have been getting from them for years liao than saw the heater. Didn't want to drag on the search so just decided on the spot since the salesperson seen quite nice.


Edited by GimCSoh, 12 March 2012 - 01:06 AM.


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Posted 06 April 2012 - 11:01 AM

**** bloody irritating! My Cornell Multi-purpose heater CIS-S100MP broke down for the 5th time in less than a year! I think the repairman have came to install at least 4 new units, but all broke down within 1-2 months. I am so going to buy a storage heater soon. For those who doubt my posting, this model was so new or lousy that it was not even in the internet. But there will be some shops selling it.

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Posted 10 April 2012 - 01:09 AM

choosing between a few models for champs heater?what is the difference between champs therisma and champs laser?i see the specs all sama-sama




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