|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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Supercharge Your Water Heater
With a Hot Water Recirculating Valve!
A hot water recirculating valve will supercharge your water heater! You get your hot
water faster and you don't waste water down the drain!
Have you ever had to stand shivering in the cold morning air waiting for hot water with
your arm outstretched, fingers extended into the cold stream of water. It seems to take
forever for the water to get hot. Speed up your hot water with a hot water recirculation
Traditionally, if you had a hot water recirculation system, it meant that you had a pump
to circulate water through your hot water pipe (a plumbing loop from the outlet of the
water heater to each fixture and then back to the inlet of the water heater. By
continuously pumping water through the loop you have instant hot water at every
This is very convenient. Many hotels and motels have hot water circulating systems;
otherwise it could take hours to get hot water with such long pipes as they have.
However, this “old” technology of instant hot water can be very expensive to install and
operate. Not only do you have to pay for the energy to run the pump, but you also
have to pay for the heat energy being radiated into the environment from that big loop
of hot water piping.
There are a number of manufacturers producing a newer version of hot water
recirculation systems that utilize your existing cold water line as the hot water return line
back to your water heater. Most of these systems use still use pumps to circulate the
water through your plumbing system. The pumps are controlled by a timer or by a
button and make installation difficult. The problem is you only get instant hot water
when the pump is running.
The eco-friendly Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve uses an innovative and
patented method. 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 eco-friendly 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. As an added
benefit, it can prevent pipe freezing. Installation is a simple D.I.Y., 15-minute project
(not requiring any pipe cutting, soldering or electrical connections). The Hot Water
Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve also has a 10-year warranty.
How to Install a Hot Water Recirculating System
There's nothing worse than getting into a cold shower in the morning and waiting for it
to warm up. The delay in the arrival of the hot water is due to the distance it must travel
from the hot water heater. To minimize this delay, we can use a hot water recirculating
system. By installing one of these systems, your family can enjoy instant hot water in
the shower, the bathtub, and from any sinks along the plumbing run. In addition, these
systems are known to save water and save energy because of the way they minimize
waste of water, and the energy used to heat it. Installing a hot water recirculating
system to your existing plumbing is surprisingly easy, and can be completed by the
average homeowner in less than an hour.
Things You'll Need: an Adjustable Wrench, a Screw Driver, a Towel and a hot water
recirculation valve kit.
1. Locate the plumbing fixture that is farthest from your hot water heater. Installing the
valve at this fixture will minimize energy waste while maximizing hot water to all the
fixture along the plumbing circuit .
2. Turn off both the water supply valves to the fixture (hot and cold water valves at the
fixture you have selected for installation).
3. Remove the existing water lines that connect the hot and cold shut-off valves to your
4. Install the hot water recirculation valve by: connecting one end of the flexible cold
water line (supplied with your kit) to your cold water shut-off valve and the other end to
the cold water side of your faucet; and by connecting one end of the flexible hot water
line (supplied with your kit) to your hot water shut-off valve and the other end to the hot
water side of your faucet. These connections are screw together-type connections and
self sealing (not requiring soldering or pipe compound).
5. Set the control knob to your desired temperature and turn on your hot and cold
supply lines. That’s it…you now have instant hot water at your fixtures.
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