|The Hot Water Lobster
Instant Hot Water Valve
SAVE WATER! At ONLY $179.95, the eco friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve provides
faster hot water which saves water, saves energy and saves time. How long does it take for hot water
to get to your faucet or shower? A lot of precious water is wasted down the drain while waiting for hot
water. Even worse is the cost to heat the cold replacement water, which enters your house at the cold
HOW IT WORKS! When the water in your hot water pipe and the Hot Water Lobster control valve cools
below the user adjustable temperature (77-140 F. degrees), the thermal materials within the Hot
Water Lobster control valve contract and silently open the valve. Thermal convection within your hot
water tank (differential of pressure between the top of the tank and the bottom of the tank) naturally
circulates the cooled water through your existing cold water pipes and back to the hot water tank for
reheating. Your existing hot water tank now uses less energy reheating the warm water instead of
cold ground temperature water. When fresh hot water enters your hot water pipe and reaches the Hot
Water Lobster control valve, the valve automatically closes. This maintains hot water at the control
valve without wasting water or wasting energy. Turn on your faucet or shower; and you get instant hot
water instead of wasting it down the drain! Installing the Hot Water Lobster instant hot water control
valve at the fixture furthest from your hot water tank (as shown in the installation diagram) will provide
faster hot water to all of the fixtures in your house.
NO ELECTRICITY NECESSARY! The Hot Water Lobster is all mechanical and designed to provide an
electricity free solution to maintain hot water at the tap. This makes installation a snap (less than 10
minutes). Other hot water solutions require the use of electricity and pumps that make installation
difficult and the pumps are often noisy and wear out in 2-4 years.
MORE HOT WATER! Adds as much as 10% more capacity to your current hot water system (by
keeping the water in your hot water pipes hot!).
KEEP PIPES FROM FREEZING! The Hot Water Lobster instant hot water valve automatically allows
water in your pipes to circulate when the control valve cools below the set temperature (even when
your electricity goes out).
REDUCES CONDENSATION! The Hot Water Lobster instant hot water valve reduces condensation on
pipes and toilets basins.
MAINTENANCE FREE! The Hot Water Lobster has a solid brass valve body with an adjustable thermal
controlled stainless steel valve stem enclosed in a mounting box.
EASY INSTALLATION! The Hot Water Lobster comes complete with the mounting box, 4 sets of 12"
flexible water lines and standard brass fitting. All pre-assembled and tested for an easy 10-minute
STATISTICS! *A typical family wastes approximately 12,000-17,000 gallons of water annually waiting
for warm water to reach the tap. *as determined by GAMA (Gas Appliance Manufactures Association)
Note: Circulation of water by thermal convection must not be restricted (no check-valves) between the
water heater tank and the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve.
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Do It Yourself “Green” Project For Your Home
Can’t wait to get your hands on a good ‘do it yourself’ (DIY) type project? Something
you can do with your own two hands and no special tools? I can recommend a great
project…simple to do, environmentally friendly (reduces your carbon footprint), and
provide years of satisfaction and convenience. A win/win project for everyone!
Faster hot water delivery systems, commonly known as hot water circulating or hot
water recirculating systems, provide a number of benefits. Obviously faster hot water
means you don’t have to wait as long for it, saving you time. Since these systems do
not run water down the drain when delivering the hot water, they save water and save
Running water down the drain is not only a waste of water, but since the water is
treated and pumped before it gets to your home, and then the sewer water is treated
and pumped, a lot of energy is used in the process. Generation of this energy
releases green house gas into the atmosphere, contributes to pollution, and uses up
more of our resources.
The first thing you must do is deciding what type of hot water system to install. A full
time hot water recirculation system could be a big project since you must run a water
pipe from the last fixture back to the water heater inlet. If the plumbing in your home
has major branch circuits then you might need to re-plumb some of the hot water piping
to get the system to deliver hot water to every sink.
Fortunately there are other types of fast hot water delivery systems on the market that
make things much easier for the do-it-yourselfer. There are a number of systems that
utilize the cold water line as the return line (eliminating the need to add a separate
return line to you plumbing). Since the cold water line connects to the inlet of water
heaters and to every sink fixture and shower fixture, you can send water back to the
water heater by simply directing it out of the hot water line and into the cold water line.
Some hot water delivery systems put a pump at the fixture and just run the water in a
big loop back to the heater. These systems typically have a pump and timer (or cycle
button) located at the fixture where fast hot water is desired. The pump is connected to
the cold and hot water lines and is timer (or cycle button) controlled. A 110-volt power
source is needed. The downfalls to these systems are the difficulty of installation (since
they need an electrical power source), they only provide fast hot water during the “on”
cycle of the timer (or after you first cycle the pump) and the pumps have a short
Other fast hot water delivery systems use thermal convection linked to an adjustable
thermostatically controlled valve. These fast hot water delivery systems provide a much
easier installation with no water pump required (often less than 20-minutes not
requiring electrical power to operate), fast hot water whenever you need it (do to the
adjustable thermostatic control) and a long lifespan.
Compare some of the hot water recirculation systems: Grundfos, Hot Water Lobster,
Laing, Metlund, RedyTemp, and Watts.
There hot water recirculating systems save so much water and energy that many local
communities and utilities offer rebates for installing hot water circulating systems, so
check with your local water company…your fast hot water system might end up costing
If you are looking for a great do it yourself project that will provide great benefits for
you and your family and reduce your carbon footprint, then a fast hot water system
should be at the top of your list.
Install an eco-friendly temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve, the Hot
Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve provides instant hot water (so water is not
wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). This
simple DIY installation can save an average household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It
also saves energy costs and can prevent pipe freezing.
How To Prevent Pipes From Freezing
If you've ever had the misfortune of having a water pipe freeze and burst, you know
first hand about what a devastating impact it can have on your home. The broken pipe
itself is actually relatively minor, but the damage caused by the leaking water running
through your walls and ceiling can mean a major reconstruction project, requiring
replacing drywall, ceilings and maybe even furniture and appliances. Here are some
ways to make sure you never have to go through that hassle.
1. Plan ahead and figure out which pipes could potentially freeze. Water pipes running
through unheated crawl spaces and pipes running through walls to the outside are
prime candidates for freezing.
2. Turn off the water supply lines running to your outside taps before the cold weather
arrives. There is usually a shut off valve in the water supply line close to where it goes
through the outside wall. Once the water is shut off inside, go outside and open the
outside taps as well. This will drain any water remaining in the pipe or in the tap, so
there's nothing to freeze.
3. Check any pipes that run close to outside walls. Put some insulation between the
pipe and the wall to help keep the cold away from the pipe.
4. Insulate any pipes that run through unheated crawl spaces. Wrap them with
finsulation and tape or put preformed pipe sleeve insulation along the pipes, then tape
the sleeves in place.
5. Install electrical heating tape (available at home stores) on any pipes that run
through areas that get really cold, like garages.
6. OR, simply an innovative and patented technology known as a “temperature
controlled hot water recirculating valve” (it’s a breeze to install-no pipe cutting,
soldering or electrical connections). It uses your existing water pipes and the thermal
convection generated by your water heater to keep water circulating back to your water
heater for reheating (not requiring a pump or any electricity). Warm circulating water
will not freeze. These systems are temperature-controlled and are easily adjustable to
meet your particular temperature needs. There is no water waste and it also reduces
the energy required to heat your water while it provides instant hot water to your
faucets and showers.
Reasons to install a Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve:
- Saves thousands of gallons of water by not running it down the drain!
- Get your hot water faster from your current water heater!
- Save time, energy and money while living a more “green” lifestyle.
- Aids in preventing pipe freeze.
- Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
- 30-day MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
- 10-Year WARRANTY
- Brass Valve with Stainless Steel Stem.
- Easy installation! (no pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections required).
- Shipped completely assembled with flexible water lines.
- Works with or without a dedicated hot water return line.
- When you turn on your faucet you've got instant hot water!
Eliminating that wasted water saves you thousands of gallons of water every year. A
typical family of 4 can save over 17,000 gallons of water per year! By not running that
water down the drain you are reducing the amount of sewage that needs to be treated