The ongoing saga of the Hot Water on Demand machine by Panasonic is over. First, as you read this it has been installed the hot water flows like…..well??? Water!
First last week I didn’t mention that the model I wanted has a pump built in to raise the flow pressure. The water is supplied to my house from two water tanks, the large one covers the first floor and the second tank supplies the second floor, where our bedroom and bathroom is.
From the tank to the house, of course, is gravity fed, albeit it flows through a large pipe and then is reduced to a standard pipe to increase the pressure. But still not enough for me to enjoy a hot wake me up stimulating shower, so I buy the machine that gives me that, yes it is slightly higher in price but must be popular as it is out of stock, more often than not. Last week I explained that Olongapo City was tapped out (That was a pun, did you miss it?)
The 15th of December I informed Mrs. Thompson that early Saturday morning I was firing up the mighty Mitsubishi G-4 and going to Pampanga to try and avail myself of a replacement. Friday night I was informed that my son-in-law Chris and his Inova would be taking me. The cane does not affect my driving!!!
The first stop was the Home Depot, and yes they had seven in stock but the price was P 12,750.00, I told the young man that I would be back after lunch to pick it up.
Mayang wants to know why I don’t purchase it now. Because of all the employees there I pretended I didn’t hear her, which she believed as I am as deaf as a fence post.
But my daughter knew why and explained it to her. There were four more big stores and there could be a better price. Olongapo they were P 10,500.00 but then you could have written P 150.00 as they were out of stock. Also with my daughter and Chris, plus my niece Shay-Shay and my granddaughter Colleen, they were also with me and they wanted a mall, not a large hardware store.
Roberson Mall Handyman City, P12, 600.00 Out of stock, SM Mall Ace Hardware…Forget-about-it. Lunch, more Christmas shopping, and deposit Paul at the Coffee Bean to sit relax (Nap) and drink coffee. I assumed we were going back to home depot, but I would be wrong Off to Wil-Con Depot (A local Hardware store??) and there it was, my Panasonic Jet Pump, a Super Duper hot water on demand Job-a-do at P 1,800.00 cheaper than Home Depot. Eureka, bells were ringing; fireworks were bursting over my head. MY QUEST WAS OVER!
I quickly purchased it, the sales kid head was spinning, he told my pretty niece that normally the customers would have to discuss the purchase for an hour and ask five times if there was a discount. She smiled demurely as she also knew he was hitting on her. Even at my advanced age, I understood!
The lesson I learned is the same as the one I taught my father years ago. His Sony Trinitron ceased to function. I was between ships and flew to Cape Cod to visit him and my mom. We went up to the next big town to canvas a new TV. Dad looked at me and asked which Brand do I recommend? So I asked how long the Sony lasted. Twenty-Two years son! Then, Dad, that’s the one I’d buy!
I’m going to go take another hot shower!!!
Well maybe not, if you can’t laugh, you’ll cry! Dennis my Plumbing “Guy” got it installed and working. We tested it, all was fine! But remember where we live, the following morning I dashed to use my new shower, but alas, we had a brownout! I do not make this stuff up!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!