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Installation guide for the Zip Hydroboil

The installation instructions of the Zip Hydroboil water heaters below are intended as a guideline only for the CORRECT installation of the HydroBoils. While every care has been taken to ensure that the information herein is correct, Franke Kitchen Systems (Pty) Ltd or Chilli-B will not be held responsible for installation conditions out of their control, unforeseen circumstances or conditions beyond the scope of this Installation Guide. Important Notes Please read the entire procedure prior to…

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Tips on how to find faults with your Kwikboil water heater

If you have a Kwikboil water heater installed or if a new one has been installed and there are problems, please check the following items.  If the problem persists, contact your local plumber or electrician to help you. The Kwikboil unit does not fill with water. Possible Causes: There is no power supply. There is no water supply. The filter is blocked. This is often a problem with new building installations.  The water pipes are…


Environmentally friendly water saving taps – the conundrum of how to save water

This post has been on my mind for quite a while, it’s been milling in my subconscious like a lazy fly. So today I got the electric fly-zapper out and started writing. We all know that water is the cheapest scarce commodity in the world. No-one really sits every month and studies their water usage. The fact is deep down in our subconscious mind it is also milling around like a lazy fly that we…


How to create a custom coloured bath tub

We have had many request from customers that would like a custom coloured or other than white coloured bath.  The reasons vary, from highly creative interior designers and architects to people that just want something different.  The only bath that we know of that can be painted are those made from Victoria and Albert.  Having a smooth exterior surface, QUARRYCAST baths, basins and feet are easy to decorate using either oil or water based paints. …


How to calculate the number of tiles required

So many people, even tilers and builders, battle with this calculation. We even have architects phoning us to do the calculation. First of all we need to know what is a square meter. Well, it is an area which is 1 m wide by 1 m long. About the size of an average shower (which is usually 0.9 m wide and 0.9 m long. So it is a square. If the area is 2 m long…

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Shower bath installation instructions for Discovery Shower Bath and glass panel

Shower baths are used in bathrooms designs where space is at a premium.  A shower bath replaces both the bath and a shower in one so they can free up significant space in older bathrooms.  Shower baths can be a DIY project and here is a quick guide of how to install a shower bath. The installation instructions for the Discovery shower bath is discussed here and it includes the glass shower panel. Install the…


How to care of your Teka stainless steel kitchen sink

Although stainless steel kitchen sinks are durable, you do need to take special care if you want it to keep its finish for a long time. There are many everyday products that can harm your sink and ruin its shiny look. Read on to find out how to maintain your stainless steel kitchen sink.


Care and cleaning of Victoria & Albert baths

Victoria and Albert baths are easy to clean due to the durable and extremely hard QuarryCast(R) rare volcanic limestone of which the baths are made of. It is important to know how to care for these exclusive baths.

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