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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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                       20-Ways To Conserve Energy!

Whenever you save energy, you not only save money, you also reduce the demand for
such fossil fuels as coal, oil, and natural gas. Less burning of fossil fuels also means
lower emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), the primary contributor to global warming,
and other pollutants.

You do not have to do without to achieve these savings. There is now an energy
efficient alternative for almost every kind of appliance or light fixture. That means that
consumers have a real choice and the power to change their energy use on a
revolutionary scale.

The average American produces about 40,000 pounds of CO2 emissions per year.
Together, we use nearly a million dollars worth of energy every minute, night and day,
every day of the year. By exercising even a few of the following steps, you can cut your
annual emissions by thousands of pounds and your energy bills by a significant
(not listed in any particular order)
1. Turn your refrigerator down. Refrigerators account for about 20% of Household
electricity use. Use a thermometer to set your refrigerator temperature as close to 37
degrees and your freezer as close to 3 degrees as possible. Make sure that its energy
saver switch is turned on. Also, check the gaskets around your refrigerator/freezer
doors to make sure they are clean and sealed tightly.

2. Set your clothes washer to the warm or the cold water setting, not hot. Switching
from hot to warm for two loads per week can save nearly 500 pounds of CO2 per year
if you have an electric water heater, or 150 pounds for a gas heater.

3. Make sure your dishwasher is full when you run it and use the energy saving setting,
if available, to allow the dishes to air dry. You can also turn off the drying cycle
manually. Not using heat in the drying cycle can save 20 percent of your dishwasher's
total electricity use.

4. Turn down your water heater thermostat. Thermostats are often set to 140 degrees
F when 120 is usually fine. Each 10 degree reduction saves 600 pounds of CO2 per
year for an electric water heater, or 440 pounds for a gas heater. If every household
turned its water heater thermostat down 20 degrees, we could prevent more than 45
million tons of annual CO2 emissions - the same amount emitted by the entire nations
of Kuwait or Libya.

5. Install an eco friendly hot water recirculation system that is powered by thermal
convection to your plumbing, requires no electricity to operate (because no water pump
is needed) and has a temperature controlled by-pass valve. There is no water waste
with this type of system, and it also minimizes energy waste since hot water
recirculating valve only re-circulates when the hot water at your faucet cools below your
desired temperature which can also prevent pipe freezing.

6. Be careful not to overheat or overcool rooms. In the winter, set your thermostat at 68
degrees in daytime, and 55 degrees at night. In the summer, keep it at 78. Lowering
your thermostat just two degrees during winter saves 6 percent of heating-related CO2
emissions. That's a reduction of 420 pounds of CO2 per year for a typical home.

7. Clean or replace air filters as recommended. Energy is lost when air conditioners
and hot-air furnaces have to work harder to draw air through dirty filters. Cleaning a
dirty air conditioner filter can save 5 percent of the energy used. That could save 175
pounds of CO2 per year.

8. Buy energy-efficient compact fluorescent bulbs for your most-used lights. Although
they cost more initially, they save money in the long run by using only 1/4 the energy of
an ordinary incandescent bulb and lasting 8-12 times longer. They provide an
equivalent amount of bright, attractive light. Only 10% of the energy consumed by a
normal light bulb generates light. The rest just makes the bulb hot. If every American
household replaced one of its standard light bulbs with an energy efficient compact
fluorescent bulb, we would save the same amount of energy as a large nuclear power
plant produces in one year. In a typical home, one compact fluorescent bulb can save
260 pounds of CO2 per year.

9. Wrap your water heater in an insulating jacket, which costs just $10 to $20. It can
save 1100 lbs. of CO2 per year for an electric water heater, or 220 pounds for a gas

10. Use less hot water by installing low-flow shower heads. They cost just $10 to $20
each, deliver an invigorating shower, and save 300 pounds of CO2 per year for
electrically heated water, or 80 pounds for gas-heated water.

11. Weatherize your home or apartment, using caulk and weather stripping to plug air
leaks around doors and windows. Caulking costs less than $1 per window, and weather
stripping is under $10 per door. These steps can save up to 1100 pounds of CO2 per
year for a typical home. Ask your utility company for a home energy audit to find out
where your home is poorly insulated or energy inefficient. This service may be provided
free or at low cost. Make sure it includes a check of your furnace and air conditioning.

12. Whenever possible, walk, bike, car pool, or use mass transit. Every gallon of
gasoline you save avoids 22 pounds of CO2 emissions. If your car gets 25 miles per
gallon, for example, and you reduce your annual driving from 12,000 to 10,000 miles,
you'll save 1800 pounds of CO2.

13. When you next buy a car, choose one that gets good mileage. If your new car gets
40 miles per gallon instead of 25, and you drive 10,000 miles per year, you'll reduce
your annual CO2 emissions by 3,300 pounds.

14. Reduce the amount of waste you produce by buying minimally packaged goods,
choosing reusable products over disposable ones, and recycling. For every pound of
waste you eliminate or recycle, you save energy and reduce emissions of CO2 by at
least 1 pound. Cutting down your garbage by half of one large trash bag per week
saves at least 1100 pounds of CO2 per year. Making products with recycled materials,
instead of from scratch with raw materials, uses 30 to 55% less for paper products,
33% less for glass, and a whopping 90% less for aluminum.

15. If your car has an air conditioner, make sure its coolant is recovered and recycled
whenever you have it serviced. In the United States, leakage from auto air conditioners
is the largest single source of emissions of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which damage
the ozone layer as well as add to global warming. The CFCs from one auto air
conditioner can add the equivalent of 4800 pounds of CO2 emissions per year.

16. Insulate your walls and ceilings. This can save 20 to 30 percent of home heating
bills and reduce CO2 emissions by 140 to 2100 pounds per year. If you live in a colder
climate, consider super-insulating. That can save 5.5 tons of CO2 per year for gas-
heated homes, 8.8 tons per year for oil heat, or 23 tons per year for electric heat. (If
you have electric heat, you might also consider switching to more efficient gas or oil.)

17. Modernize your windows. Replacing all your ordinary windows with argon filled,
double-glazed windows saves 2.4 tons of CO2 per year for homes with gas heat, 3.9
tons of oil heat, and 9.8 tons for electric heat.

18. Plant shade trees and paint your house a light color if you live in a warm climate, or
a dark color if you live in a cold climate. Reductions in energy use resulting from shade
trees and appropriate painting can save up to 2.4 tons of CO2 emissions per year.
(Each tree also directly absorbs about 25 pounds of CO2 from the air annually.)

19. Work with your employer to implement these and other energy-efficiency and waste-
reduction measures in your office or workplace. Form or join local citizens' groups and
work with local government officials to see that these measures are taken in schools
and public buildings.

20. Keep track of the environmental voting records of candidates for office. Stay
abreast of environmental issues on both local and national levels, and write or call your
elected officials to express your concerns about energy efficiency and global warming.

                         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.
  •   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!