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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1 View Post
    would it not be a good idea to do most of it during the may holidays???!

    when everyone is away or at their dacha?
    you answered your own question, everyone is away or at their dacha, barely anyone works
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1 View Post
    would it not be a good idea to do most of it during the may holidays???!

    when everyone is away or at their dacha?
    including the guys who clean it!

    To be fair its a big programme which goes on all summer. A few years ago it was a three week shut off now its down to 10 days. Yes its a pain but the benefit is you get that nice warm apartment when its minus 30 outside in winter.

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    other countries dont seem to do this do they though?

    maybe i'm not comparing apples with apples?!

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    most countries don't repave the roads after every winter either.

    they aren't exactly known for trying to make things work efficiently.

    Since they the first time they turned off the hot water in the summer up to this year, the companies who have been contracted to clean the pipes have had a stable job yearly. Those responsible for the budget get a budget to work with every year. That's ignoring the kickbacks, etc. etc.

    Why would anyone want to stop the yearly practice of turning hot water off in the summer, they would loose their jobs and yearly guaranteed income.

    The fact that it's year 2012 and the practice is still continued is the only reason why attention is brought to it only now. Those who previously accepted the 2 weeks without hot water thought there was no alternative. Now people understand there are alternatives and that the yearly shut off is ultimately unnecessary with today's technology.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lost in moscow View Post
    Why would anyone want to stop the yearly practice of turning hot water off in the summer, they would loose their jobs and yearly guaranteed income.

    The fact that it's year 2012 and the practice is still continued is the only reason why attention is brought to it only now. Those who previously accepted the 2 weeks without hot water thought there was no alternative. Now people understand there are alternatives and that the yearly shut off is ultimately unnecessary with today's technology.
    The plan is the yearly hot water shut-offs won't be needed in 3-4 years.

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    Yevdokia Babkova, 73, a pensioner, boils big pots of water, which she carries to the bathtub. She's so grateful for 11 months of hot water that she doesn't complain when it's off in summer.

    "We didn't have any hot water at all until 1959," she says. "So now we are lucky to have it at all.


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    20 to 23th May this year. Better and better. In 2012 they did 6 days, in 2011 - 8 or 9.

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    i advocate this every year...

    Quote Originally Posted by penka View Post
    Maintenance, they say. The only way to avoid the misery is to get a place with a boiler installed.

    In the soviet days they used to shut the hot water for several weeks, if I remember correctly.


    a small Stiebl Eltron ( no plug for them, but they are the best for this kind of situation) size of a shoebox, can be installed under the sink, in a bathroom corner and will give enough water that you can have a normal shower and wash the dishes. Installation though only from a qualified electrician, because it needs a connection to the board, not just a plug and socket. pulls quite a lot of power and you don't want a black out of your place...
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    Sounds good

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    Mine is off at the moment. I would really like a shower this evening, but not enough to face the cold water

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kartoshka View Post
    Mine is off at the moment. I would really like a shower this evening, but not enough to face the cold water
    See post #20


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    Kind of not my problem anymore, but I remember in Russia I used to take shower with cold water when it was summer outside. Easily. Come on guys. Be men

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    have you ever shaved with cold water?

    Quote Originally Posted by Potty View Post
    Kind of not my problem anymore, but I remember in Russia I used to take shower with cold water when it was summer outside. Easily. Come on guys. Be men


    i don't use electric i am a Gillette man.. and shaving with cold water, the worst thing.
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    This is my beef.

    At the moment i'm pouring some cold into the basin and then topping up with the kettle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom1 View Post
    This is my beef.

    At the moment i'm pouring some cold into the basin and then topping up with the kettle.
    Well done!:-)
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    Penka and Potty said -thank you-

    i don't use electric i am a Gillette man.. and shaving with cold water, the worst thing.[/QUOTE]



    to my post, wonder where they are shaving....
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