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"Always in hot water!"
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 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 installation
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.
New Breakthrough In Instant Hot Water For Your Customers Is Now Available Hot water recirculation for domestic water systems is creating a lot of buzz these days, spurred primarily by consumer desire to reduce utility costs and the demand for instant hot water at the tap.
Houses are getting bigger, featuring master baths with giant tubs located farther from the hot water source. But, it’s wasteful to let all that water go down the drain, even if it is the drain of a shower with six heads. To keep utility costs down it’s critical that consumers use eco-friendly devices that save hot water.
Statistics promoted by the manufacturers of hot water recirculation systems show that the technology saves up to 17,000 gallons of water each year for an average family of four. In larger homes, with more faucets and showers and longer water lines between the water heater and distant bathrooms, the amount of water that’s wasted can be higher. But most consumers also enjoy the benefit of comfort and convince.
A hot water recirculation system saves money in other ways. Water systems use electricity to pump and distribute water to destinations. And wasted water unnecessarily burdens sewer systems and septic systems.
Many consumers, after spending several hundred dollars on tank-less water heaters are disappointed to find that they still have a long wait before hot water reaches their shower or faucet. However, they could have saved that money by installing a new eco- friendly innovative technology to provide hot water recirculation that saves water, saves energy, is convenient to use and easy to install (not requiring pipe cutting or electrical wiring). This eco-friendly system known as the Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve is typically used on retrofits but may also be installed on new construction. It consists of a temperature controlled thermal convection powered hot water recirculation valve installed under the plumbing fixture farthest from the water heater. The system contains a sensor, which opens the valve only when the water temperature drops below the adjustable temperature setting providing faster hot water to all your plumbing fixtures.