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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 F. degrees), the thermal materials within the
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
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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                Excellent Water Saving and Energy Saving
                                   Tips for Your Home

                                       (not listed in any particular order)

1.        Never put water down the drain when there may be another use for it such as
watering a plant or garden, or cleaning.
2.        Verify that your home is leak-free, because many homes have hidden water
leaks. Read your water meter before and after a two-hour period when no water is
being used. If the meter does not read exactly the same, there is a leak.
3.        Repair dripping faucets by replacing washers. If your faucet is dripping at the
rate of one drop per second, you can expect to waste 2,700 gallons per year which will
add to the cost of water and sewer utilities, or strain your septic system.
4.        Check for toilet tank leaks by adding food coloring to the tank. If the toilet is
leaking, color will appear within 30 minutes. Check the toilet for worn out, corroded or
bent parts. Most replacement parts are inexpensive, readily available and easily
installed. (Flush as soon as test is done, since food coloring may stain tank.)
5.        Avoid flushing the toilet unnecessarily. Dispose of tissues, insects and other
such waste in the trash rather than the toilet.
6.        Take shorter showers. Replace you showerhead with an ultra-low-flow version.
Some units are available that allow you to cut off the flow without adjusting the water
temperature knobs.
7.        Use the minimum amount of water needed for a bath by closing the drain first
and filling the tub only 1/3 full. Stopper tub before turning water. The initial burst of cold
water can be warmed by adding hot water later.
8.        Don't let water run while shaving or washing your face. Brush your teeth first
while waiting for water to get hot, then wash or shave after filling the basin.
9.        Retrofit all wasteful household faucets by installing aerators with flow restrictors.
10.        Operate automatic dishwashers and clothes washers only when they are fully
loaded or properly set the water level for the size of load you are using.
11.        When washing dishes by hand, fill one sink or basin with soapy water. Quickly
rinse under a slow-moving stream from the faucet.
12.        Store drinking water in the refrigerator rather than letting the tap run every
time you want a cool glass of water.
13.        Do not use running water to thaw meat or other frozen foods. Defrost food
overnight in the refrigerator or by using the defrost setting on your microwave.
14.        Kitchen sink disposals require lots of water to operate properly. Start a
compost pile as an alternate method of disposing food waste instead of using a
garbage disposal. Garbage disposals also can add 50% to the volume of solids in a
septic tank which can lead to malfunctions and maintenance problems.
15.        Consider installing an instant water heater on your kitchen sink so you don't
have to let the water run while it heats up. This will reduce heating costs for your
16.        Insulate your water pipes. You'll get hot water faster plus avoid wasting water
while it heats up.
17.        Never install a water-to-air heat pump or air-conditioning system. Air-to-air
models are just as efficient and do not waste water.
18.        Install water softening systems only when necessary. Save water and salt by
running the minimum amount of regenerations necessary to maintain water softness.
Turn softeners off while on vacation.
19.        Check your pump. If you have a well at your home, listen to see if the pump
kicks on and off while the water is not in use. If it does, you have a leak.
20.        When adjusting water temperatures, instead of turning water flow up, try
turning it down. If the water is too hot or cold, turn the offender down rather than
increasing water flow to balance the temperatures.
21.        If the toilet flush handle frequently sticks in the flush position, letting water run
constantly, replace or adjust it.
22.        Don't over water your lawn. As a general rule, lawns only need watering every
5 to 7 days in the summer and every 10 to 14 days in the winter. A hearty rain
eliminates the need for watering for as long as two weeks. Plant it smart, Xeriscape.
Xeriscape landscaping is a great way to design, install and maintain both your plantings
and irrigation system that will save you time, money and water. For your free copy of
"Plant it Smart," an easy-to-use guide to Xeriscape landscaping, contact your Water
Management District.
23.        Water lawns during the early morning hours when temperatures and wind
speed are the lowest. This reduces losses from evaporation.
24.        Don't water your street, driveway or sidewalk. Position your sprinklers so that
your water lands on the lawn and shrubs ... not the paved areas.
25.        Install sprinklers that are the most water-efficient for each use. Micro and drip
irrigation and soaker hoses are examples of water-efficient methods of irrigation.
26.        Regularly check sprinkler systems and timing devices to be sure they are
operating properly. It is now the law that "anyone who purchases and installs an
automatic lawn sprinkler system MUST install a rain sensor device or switch which will
override the irrigation cycle of the sprinkler system when adequate rainfall has
occurred." To retrofit your existing system, contact an irrigation professional for more
27.        Raise the lawn mower blade to at least three inches. A lawn cut higher
encourages grass roots to grow deeper, shades the root system and holds soil
moisture better than a closely-clipped lawn.
28.        Avoid over fertilizing your lawn. The application of fertilizers increases the need
for water. Apply fertilizers which contain slow-release, water-insoluble forms of nitrogen.
29.        Mulch to retain moisture in the soil. Mulching also helps to control weeds that
compete with plants for water.
30.        Plant native and/or drought-tolerant grasses, ground covers, shrubs and trees.
Once established, they do not need to be watered as frequently and they usually will
survive a dry period without any watering. Group plans together based on similar water
31.        Do not hose down your driveway or sidewalk. Use a broom to clean leaves and
other debris from these areas. Using a hose to clean a driveway can waste hundreds of
gallons of water.
32.        Outfit your hose with a shut-off nozzle which can be adjusted down to fine
spray so that water flows only as needed. When finished, "Turn it Off" at the faucet
instead of at the nozzle to avoid leaks.
33.        Use hose washers between spigots and water hoses to eliminate leaks.
34.        Do not leave sprinklers or hoses unattended. Your garden hoses can pour out
600 gallons or more in only a few hours, so don't leave the sprinkler running all day.
Use a kitchen timer to remind yourself to turn it off.
35.        Check all hoses, connectors and spigots regularly.
36.        Consider using a commercial car wash that recycles water. If you wash your
own car, park on the grass to do so.
37.        Avoid the installation of ornamental water features (such as fountains) unless
the water is recycled. Locate where there are mineral losses due to evaporation and
wind drift.
38.        If you have a swimming pool, consider a new water-saving pool filter. A single
back flushing with a traditional filter uses about l80 to 250 gallons of water.
39.        Create an awareness of the need for water conservation among your children.
Avoid the purchase of recreational water toys which require a constant stream of water.
40.        Be aware of and follow all water conservation and water shortage rules and
restrictions which may be in effect in your area.
41.        Encourage your employer to promote water conservation at the workplace.
Suggest that water conservation be put in the employee orientation manual and
training program.
42.        Patronize businesses which practice and promote water conservation.
43.        Report all significant water losses (broken pipes, open hydrants, errant
sprinklers, abandoned free-flowing wells, etc.) to the property owner, local authorities
or your Water Management District.
44.        Encourage your school system and local government to help develop and
promote a water conservation ethic among children and adults.
45.        Support projects that will lead to an increased use of reclaimed waste water for
irrigation and other uses.
46.        Support efforts and programs to create a concern for water conservation
among tourists and visitors to our state. Make sure your visitors understand the need
for, and benefits of, water conservation.
47.        Encourage your friends and neighbors to be part of a water conscious
community. Promote water conservation in community newsletters, on bulletin boards
and by example.
48.        Conserve water because it is the right thing to do. Don't waste water just
because someone else is footing the bill such as when you are staying at a hotel.
49.        Try to do one thing each day that will result in a savings of water. Don't worry if
the savings is minimal. Every drop counts. And every person can make a difference. So
tell your friends, neighbors and co-workers to "Turn it Off" and "Keep it Off".
50.        For faster hot water install a temperature controlled hot water recirculation
valve which provides instant hot water to your plumbing (so water is not wasted down
the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). The “Hot Water Lobster
Instant Hot Water Valve” is a simple, eco-friendly, DIY installation that can save hot
water (an average household can save 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.
  •   Eco-friendly!
  •   Aids in preventing pipe freeze.
  •   Only $179.99! (Plus Shipping & Handling)
  •   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
as well!