|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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Basic Water Conservation 101
Water conservation refers to reducing the usage of water and recycling of waste
water for different purposes such as cleaning, manufacturing, and agricultural irrigation.
According to Wikipedia: Water conservation can be defined as: Any beneficial
reduction in water loss, use or waste as well as the preservation of water quality. A
reduction in water use accomplished by implementation of water conservation or water
efficiency measures; or, Improved water management practices that reduce or enhance
the beneficial use of water. A water conservation measure is an action, behavioral
change, device, technology, or improved design or process implemented to reduce
water loss, waste, or use. Water efficiency is a tool of water conservation. That results
in more efficient water use and thus reduces water demand. The value and cost-
effectiveness of a water efficiency measure must be evaluated in relation to its effects
on the use and cost of other natural resources (e.g. energy or chemicals).
The goals of water conservation efforts include as follows:
· Sustainability. To ensure availability for future generations, the withdrawal of
fresh water from an ecosystem should not exceed its natural replacement rate.
· Energy conservation. Water pumping, delivery, and wastewater treatment
facilities consume a significant amount of energy. In some regions of the world (for
example, California) over 15% of total electricity consumption is devoted to water
· Habitat conservation. Minimizing human water use helps to preserve fresh water
habitats for local wildlife and migrating waterfowl, as well as reducing the need to build
new dams and other water diversion infrastructure.
Water conservation programs are typically initiated at the local level, by either
municipal water utilities or regional governments. Common strategies include public
rebate campaigns, tiered water rates (charging progressively higher prices as water
use increases), or restrictions on outdoor water use such as lawn watering and car
washing. Cities in dry climates often require or encourage the installation of natural
landscaping in new homes to reduce outdoor water usage.
One fundamental conservation goal is universal metering. The prevalence of
residential water metering varies significantly worldwide. Recent studies have estimated
that water supplies are metered in less than 30% of households, and about 61% of
urban homes (as of 2001) Although individual water meters have often been
considered impractical in homes with private wells or in multifamily buildings, the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency estimates that metering alone can reduce
consumption by 20 to 40 percent. In addition to raising consumer awareness of their
water use, metering is also an important way to identify and localize water leaks.
Some researchers have suggested that water conservation efforts should be primarily
directed at farmers, in light of the fact that crop irrigation accounts for 70% of the
world's fresh water use. The agricultural sector of most countries is important both
economically and politically, and water subsidies are common. Conservation advocates
have urged removal of all subsidies to force farmers to grow more water-efficient crops
and adopt less wasteful irrigation techniques.
Water-saving technology for the home includes:
· Temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve, which 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 (no water pump required) can save an average
household up to 17,000 gallons per year. It also saves energy costs and can prevent
pipe freezing with faster hot water.
· Low-flow shower heads sometimes called energy-efficient shower heads as they
also use less energy, Low-flush toilets and composting toilets. These have a dramatic
impact in the developed world, as conventional Western toilets use large volumes of
· Dual flush toilets includes two buttons or handles to flush different levels of water.
Dual flush toilets use up to 67% less water than conventional toilets.
· Saline water (sea water) or rain water can be used for flushing toilets.
· Faucet aerators, which break water flow into fine droplets to maintain "wetting
effectiveness" while using less water. An additional benefit is that they reduce
splashing while washing hands and dishes.
· Wastewater reuse or recycling systems, allowing the reuse of graywater for
flushing toilets or watering gardens, and recycling of wastewater through purification at
a water treatment plant.
· High-efficiency clothes washers.
· Weather-based irrigation controllers.
· Garden hose nozzles that shut off water when it is not being used, instead of
letting a hose run.
· Using low-flow taps in wash basins.
· Automatic faucets-a water conservation faucet that eliminates water waste at the
faucet. It automates the use of faucets without the using of hands.
· Water can also be conserved by landscaping with native plants and by changing
behavior, such as shortening showers and not running the faucet while brushing teeth.
· Installing an eco-friendly temperature controlled hot water recirculation valve to
your plumbing, which provides instant hot water (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 (no water pump required) 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