View Full Version : Need some help from my Japanese friends

08 August 2006, 12:27 PM
This from a photo of a Japanese villa house. I don't know what this electrical looking box is. Can anyone give me some help naming it so i can get some reference photos?

08 August 2006, 12:29 PM
The house itself is tall and narrow, but deep, and looks like one of what we in america call row houses. The box is right next to the front door. Not hidden in any way.

08 August 2006, 12:50 PM
I'm not 100% sure, but to me it looks like a tankless water heater. My mother-in-law has one in her kitchen (in Japan).

If you post this question on my wife's site, I'm sure she can help - there's an "Ask Hitomi" section on the forum:


08 August 2006, 01:04 PM
Thanks, I will do so. There's another electrical looking box, and several circular things high up on the walls that I dunno what they are either. A couple look like vents maybe, and a couple look like smoke alarms. But on the outside?

CGTalk Moderation
08 August 2006, 01:04 PM
This thread has been automatically closed as it remained inactive for 12 months. If you wish to continue the discussion, please create a new thread in the appropriate forum.