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"Always in hot water!"
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 ground temperature.
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 degrees F), the thermal materials within the Hot Water Lobster control valve contract and silently open the valve. Thermal convection within your hot water 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 (in 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 mechanical 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 installation
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 hot water tank and the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve.
Heat Up Your Customer’s Showers With Hot Water Recirculation! Many people wait for hot water each morning before showering. A similar thing happens when people operate other sinks, dishwashers and washing machines. Fortunately, this problem can be solved with new technology that provides faster hot water.
This innovative new technology provides hot water recirculation valve that saves water, saves energy, is convenient to use and easy to install (not requiring pipe cutting or electrical wiring). This system is typically used on retrofits but may also be installed on new construction. It consists of an eco-friendly temperature controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculation valve installed under the plumbing fixture farthest from the water heater. The Hot water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve contains a sensor, which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting (to save hot water).
To get instant hot water (as often found at hotels and other institutions), normally you would need to have a dedicated loop in the piping system that circulates hot water back to the water heater. Most houses do not have a dedicated loop (the hot water pipe typically dead ends at the plumbing fixture that is farthest away from the heater). It difficult to install an effective dedicated return loop in an existing home due to the proximity of pipes (behind walls, under floors, in attics and etc.).
But, you don't have to install a dedicated return loop if you choose to use a modern recirculating system. Better systems employ an adjustable temperature actuated valve that connects the cold and hot water supply lines at the fixture that is farthest away from the water heater. The bypass valve uses the cold water line as the return loop back to the water heater and as an added benefit aids in preventing pipes from freezing.
Not all hot water recirculation systems are the same. Some systems require pumps, start buttons and timers. The systems that use pumps, timers and pushbuttons can not only be difficult to install and noisy, they also require pump replacement every 2-4 years...the most convenient hot water recirculating systems (with the best warranty) are pump-less.