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Hi , I’ve been asked to give a price for putting 4 hairwashing basins in a barbers .
There is only a cold mains supply in the property and only electric aswell no gas .

What would everybody suggest for feeding this bearing in mind the basins could all be used at the same time ?
 

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We did hair dressers etc years ago and unless you are in a hard water area...wack in 4 lecky shower heaters cheapest
like triton..riva so you dont need a hot and cold supply ok then .watch out tho get the barber to get the basins up front. as they are expensive and weird..and need fitting over the worktop and right up to the counter frontthen fit at least 1 1/2 inch waste and then join to 2 inch as hair and **** goes down big time....with plenty access points to rod out and if its a succesfull business the shower units will be stuffed after a year...but at £50 straight swop who cares
they will not care cause they are creaming it in
Rob Foster aka centralheatking
 
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We did hair dressers etc years ago and unless you are in a hard water area...wack in 4 lecky shower heaters cheapest
like triton..riva so you dont need a hot and cold supply ok then .watch out tho get the barber to get the basins up front. as they are expensive and weird..and need fitting over the worktop and right up to the counter frontthen fit at least 1 1/2 inch waste and then join to 2 inch as hair and **** goes down big time....with plenty access points to rod out and if its a succesfull business the shower units will be stuffed after a year...but at £50 straight swop who cares
they will not care cause they are creaming it in
Rob Foster aka centralheatking
I think you might need some electrical upgrades to run 4 electrical showers together
 

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Hi , I’ve been asked to give a price for putting 4 hairwashing basins in a barbers .
There is only a cold mains supply in the property and only electric aswell no gas .

What would everybody suggest for feeding this bearing in mind the basins could all be used at the same time ?
I've done 4 hairdressers. In three I've ended up going back to fit an additional cylinder because as the business grows one cannot keep up. All have been direct, super insulated, and had regular element changes.
 

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Barbers , how many of you guys with hair actually have your hair washed , guess , not many , I would go small unvented all day long .
Hairdressers totally different .
 

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Unvented is definitely the way to go if the water and power supply can support it. Kop
 

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What’s the supply spec ?
 

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I think you might need some electrical upgrades to run 4 electrical showers together
I know that but it will work
4 x 8kw is easy for a decent sparky boy. then the rest is simple plumbing and mitigates any risk
 

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I know that but it will work
4 x 8kw is easy for a decent sparky boy. then the rest is simple plumbing and mitigates any risk
which is 140 amps just on its own

most small places have a 80-100 amp supply

so thats a no go unless they have 3 phase
 

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I fitted similar made by crown but I think you’ll need more water
 

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Fast reheat unvented cylinder I would stick a 300l in but you haven’t said the water main spec so could be a no
 

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I know that but it will work
4 x 8kw is easy for a decent sparky boy. then the rest is simple plumbing and mitigates any risk
OOps...checked my records we used 4kw electric water heaters,
which can be used cold, cool or hot enough for hair washing.
Rob Foster aka centralheatking
it was in Bath so when they rocked up we just went in on a Sunday and replaced like for like.and did a clean of the shower heads etc simplse
 

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