|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 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.
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Three of the Easiest Ways To Prevent Pipe Freezing
As the Winter approaches, our homes and properties including our plumbing become
subject to exposure of harsh elements. Its these harsh elements and lack of
maintenance that usually cause emergencies in our homes. Freezing pipes and related
problems are caused by water within the pipe freezing and then expanding inside the
pipe, causing it to burst.
Like all emergencies, bursting of frozen pipes rarely come at a convenient time and is
usually a disaster we find in the morning after the freezing nights in our robe and
slippers, yes even before coffee. Freezing pipes not only cause headaches but usually
result in property damage, loss of massive amounts of water (enough to fill a small pool
in a day!) and if gone unnoticed mold and mildew creating uninhabitable situations.
The good news is there are a few different ways to help prevent freezing:
1. Insulation of exposed piping:
Using wrapping on exposed piping can reduce the chance of your most exposed piping
freezing and bursting. There are many types of wrapping that can be used (usually
available at any hardware store).
2. Backflow Prevention Devices:
Backflows are a common place for bursting to occur since they are usually very
exposed to the elements. Backflow freeze protection bags are available for a nominal
3. Water Movement:
Any water that can be moved makes freezing in your pipes that much less likely. So
waking up to get a glass of water in the middle of the night can actually prevent a bit
more than dehydration. Also flushing the toilet can do the same. Some people have
had their hose bibs open just enough to get a drip every few seconds and this can help
water move continually.
New innovative eco-friendly technology offered by the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot
Water Valve is easy to install (not requiring pipe cutting or electrical wiring) and a great
pipe freezing prevention aid. 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 hot water recirculation valve the water will continue back
to the water heater (for reheating)-through the cold water pipe in the “at risk plumbing
run”. To save hot water the system contains a sensor, which only opens the valve when
the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting. This open loop
of water circulation keeps temped water circulating through the “at risk plumbing run”
without wasting water while also providing faster hot water for better water conservation
(to save water and save energy).
These are a few different ways your customers can have a little piece of mind this
winter and hopefully save money and time! Remember the main ideas are to protect
exposed piping and to keep water moving as often as possible.
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.