|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 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
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.
Maintenance - Preventing Frozen Pipes In Your Home
Pre-winter maintenance is crucial to your customer’s overall home management plan. It
might feel like the warm days are still hear, but in actuality, it will soon get cold enough
to freeze pipes.
Frozen pipes can have a devastating impact on your home. According to State Farm, a
quarter-million families have their homes ruined each year. 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 replacement
of drywall, ceilings and maybe even furniture and appliances. Avoid the thousands of
dollars worth of potential damage by doing some preventative maintenance.
You should protect any pipe that's in an unheated area, like a crawl-space, attic, or
outside wall, with insulation. Pipes in attics, crawl spaces and outside walls are all
vulnerable to freezing, especially if there are cracks or openings that allow cold, outside
air to flow across the pipes. Seal cracks and holes in outside walls and foundations
near water pipes with caulking to keep cold wind away from the pipes. Kitchen and
bathroom cabinets can prevent the warm inside air from reaching the pipes under sinks
and in adjacent outside walls. Keep cabinet doors open during cold spells to let the
warm air circulate around the pipes.
Electric heating tapes and cables are among some of the preventative measures that
can be installed to prevent pipe freezing. The tapes or cables run along the pipes and
keep the water from freezing inside them. There are two types of tape and cable, one
with a built-in thermostat which will turn heat on when needed, and the other without,
which will need to be plugged in when the heat is needed.
There is also new eco-friendly innovative technology on the market that is easy to
install (not requiring pipe cutting or electrical wiring) and a great pipe freezing
prevention aid. The Hot Water Lobster instant Hot Water Valve is a temperature
controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculation valve installed at the
plumbing fixture at the end of the “at risk plumbing run” (pipes most likely to freeze), will
allow water to flow from your water heater-through the existing hot water pipe in the “at
risk plumbing run”-to the recirculation valve. From the recirculation valve the water will
continue back to the water heater (for reheating)-through the cold water pipe in the “at
risk plumbing run”. The eco-friendly hot water recirculation system contains a sensor,
which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable
temperature setting (to save hot water). This open loop of water circulation keeps
temped water circulating through the “at risk plumbing run” without wasting water as well
a providing instant hot water to all your plumbing fixtures.
The outside water line is the most vulnerable and prone to freezing. There doesn't have
to be snow outside for freezing conditions to be present. Anytime the temperature drops
to 32 degrees or below, unprotected pipes could freeze. If the hose bib is not frost-free
and is not shut off or covered or if the line was not drained properly when it was shut
off, the sitting water can still freeze and potentially burst.
If you are away from the house for a long period of time, do not turn the heat off.
Personally, It's tempting to turn the heat way down in the interest of saving money, but a
slightly higher heating bill is preferable to the massive damage caused by a burst pipe.
If you turn on the tap and no water comes out, leave the faucet on and call a plumber.
If a water pipe bursts, immediately turn off the water at the main shut-off valve. Take the
time before you have an emergency, to familiarize yourself with your shut-off valve.
Typically, it is near the water meter or where the main line enters the house.
Keep safety first, and never try to thaw frozen pipes with an open flame. This will
damage the pipe and may even start a fire. You might be able to thaw frozen pipes with
a hand-held hair dryer. Slowly apply heat, starting close to the faucet end of the pipe,
with the faucet open and work toward the coldest section.