|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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Let's Evaluate Hot Water Recirculation Systems
Metlund's product, uses your existing water pipes and requires the pump and valve to
operate together under the sink (which creates a secondary requirement for electricity
under the sink where there is not usually an outlet) and is difficult to install. In addition,
it requires the user to activate it to call for water - in residential applications this will
typically be a pushbutton. Unfortunately, the consumer must first push the start button
to cycle the water (which is often not near the fixture desiring hot water…dishwasher,
washing machine, 2nd bathroom and etc.). The pump life is estimated at only 2-years.
Laing's product uses a similar concept - creating a recirculation loop using existing hot
and cold water pipes and a pump. Laing's pump turns on automatically whenever the
hot water cools below a pre-set, non-adjustable temperature. The pump is also located
under the sink (which creates the requirement for electricity under the sink where there
is not usually an outlet) and is difficult to install. When operating, the pump completely
fills the cold water lines with hot water, limiting the ability for the consumer to prevent
scalding by adjusting the final water temperatures (mixing cold water to the hot water).
The pump life is also estimated at only 2-years.
Grundfos’ product also uses a similar concept, using your existing water lines, a bypass
valve and pump (located at your water heater) with a timer to control water flow. The
bypass valve has a pre-set, non-adjustable temperature setting (which also doesn't
allow the consumer to adjust the temperature to meet specific needs). Grundfos’
product will not provide instant hot water other than when the pump is running and is
difficult to install (requiring electrical connections and pipe cutting and soldering at your
water heater). When operating, the pump completely fills the cold water lines with hot
water, limiting the ability for the consumer to prevent scalding by adjusting the final
water temperatures (mixing cold water to the hot water). The pump life is also estimated
at only 2-years.
The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve uses an eco-friendly innovative and
patented method of hot water recirculation. It uses your existing water pipes and the
thermal convection generated by your water heater to circulate the water back to your
water heater for reheating (not requiring a water pump or any electricity). This
automatic recirculation can also prevent pipe freezing. This system has a temperature-
controlled valve that allows the consumer to easily adjust the temperature control knob
to meet their particular needs. There is no water waste with this type of system, and it
also minimizes energy waste since it only re-circulates water when the hot water at your
faucet cools below your desired temperature. Installation is a simple D.I.Y., 15-minute
project (not requiring a water pump, any pipe cutting, soldering or electrical
connections). The Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve also has a 10-year
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
insulation 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