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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.
Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water Valve PDF Installation Instructions
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                      Simple Ways You Can Save Water!

G100+ Simple Ways You Can Save Water!
(not listed in any particular order)

#1  Install an eco-friendly temperature controlled Hot Water Lobster Instant Hot Water
Valve which provides faster hot water to all your plumbing fixtures (so water is not
wasted down the drain waiting for water to run hot at your faucet or shower). You can
save hot water with this hot water recirculating valve (an average household can save
up to 17,000 gallons per year, and it also saves energy costs).
#2  When washing dishes by hand, don't let the water run while rinsing. Fill one sink
with wash water and the other with rinse water.
#3  Some refrigerators, air conditioners and ice-makers are cooled with wasted flows of
water. Consider upgrading with air-cooled appliances for significant water savings.
#4  Adjust sprinklers so only your lawn is watered and not the house, sidewalk, or
#5  Run your clothes washer and dishwasher only when they are full. You can save up
to 1,000 gallons a month.
#6  Choose shrubs and groundcovers instead of turf for hard-to-water areas such as
steep slopes and isolated strips.
#7  Install covers on pools and spas and check for leaks around your pumps.
#8  Use the garbage disposal sparingly. Compost vegetable food waste instead and
save gallons every time.
#9  Plant in the fall when conditions are cooler and rainfall is more plentiful.
#10  For cold drinks keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator instead of running the
tap. This way, every drop goes down you and not the drain.
#11  Monitor your water bill for unusually high use. Your bill and water meter are tools
that can help you discover leaks.
#12  Water your lawn and garden in the morning or evening when temperatures are
cooler to minimize evaporation.
#13  Wash your fruits and vegetables in a pan of water instead of running water from
the tap.
#14  Spreading a layer of organic mulch around plants retains moisture and saves
water, time and money.
#15  Use a broom instead of a hose to clean your driveway and sidewalk and save
water every time.
#16  If your shower fills a one-gallon bucket in less than 20 seconds, replace the
showerhead with a water-efficient model.
#17  Collect the water you use for rinsing fruits and vegetables, then reuse it to water
#18  If water runs off your lawn easily, split your watering time into shorter periods to
allow for better absorption.
#19  We're more likely to notice leaks indoors, but don't forget to check outdoor
faucets, sprinklers and hoses for leaks.
#20  If you have an automatic refilling device, check your pool periodically for leaks.
#21  Check the root zone of your lawn or garden for moisture before watering using a
spade or trowel. If it's still moist two inches under the soil surface, you still have enough
#22  When buying new appliances, consider those that offer cycle and load size
adjustments. They're more water and energy efficient.
#23  Shorten your shower by a minute or two and you'll save up to 150 gallons per
#24  Upgrade older toilets with water efficient models.
#25  Adjust your lawn mower to a higher setting. A taller lawn shades roots and holds
soil moisture better than if it is closely clipped.
#26  When cleaning out fish tanks, give the nutrient-rich water to your plants.
#27  Use sprinklers for large areas of grass. Water small patches by hand to avoid
#28  Put food coloring in your toilet tank. If it seeps into the toilet bowl without flushing,
you have a leak. Fixing it can save up to 1,000 gallons a month.
#29  When running a bath, plug the tub before turning the water on, then adjust the
temperature as the tub fills up.
#30  Walkways and patios provide space that doesn't ever need to be watered. These
useful "rooms" can also add value to your property.
#31  Collect water from your roof to water your garden.
#32  Designate one glass for your drinking water each day or refill a water bottle. This
will cut down on the number of glasses to wash.
#33  Rather than following a set watering schedule, check for soil moisture two to three
inches below the surface before watering.
#34  Install a rain sensor on your irrigation controller so your system won't run when it's
#35  Don't use running water to thaw food. Defrost food in the refrigerator for water
efficiency and food safety.
#36  Use drip irrigation for shrubs and trees to apply water directly to the roots where
it's needed.
#37  Grab a wrench and fix that leaky faucet. It's simple, inexpensive, and you can save
140 gallons a week.
#38  Reduce the amount of lawn in your yard by planting shrubs and ground covers
appropriate to your site and region.
#39  When doing laundry, match the water level to the size of the load.
#40  Teach your children to turn off faucets tightly after each use.
#41  Remember to check your sprinkler system valves periodically for leaks and keep
the sprinkler heads in good shape.
#42  Before you lather up, trade up your current shower head to a water-efficient
shower head which helps reduce water consumption by up to 40%. Water-conserving
shower heads are inexpensive, easy to install, and can save a family of four up to
17,000 gallons of water a year.
#43  Soak pots and pans instead of letting the water run while you scrape them clean.
#44  Don't water your lawn on windy days when most of the water blows away or
#45  Water your plants deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth and
drought tolerance.
#46  Know where your master water shut-off valve is located. This could save water
and prevent damage to your home.
#47  To decrease water from being wasted on sloping lawns, apply water for five
minutes and then repeat two to three times.
#48  Group plants with the same watering needs together to avoid overwatering some
while underwatering others.
#49  Use a layer of organic material on the surface of your planting beds to minimize
weed growth that competes for water.
#50  Use a minimum amount of organic or slow release fertilizer to promote a healthy
and drought tolerant landscape.
#51  Trickling or cascading fountains lose less water to evaporation than those
spraying water into the air.
#52  Use a commercial car wash that recycles water.
#53  Avoid recreational water toys that require a constant flow of water.
#54  Turn off the water while brushing your teeth and save 25 gallons a month.
#55  Use a rain gauge, or empty tuna can, to track rainfall on your lawn. Then reduce
your watering accordingly.
#56  Encourage your school system and local government to develop and promote
water conservation among children and adults.
#57  Learn how to shut off your automatic watering system in case it malfunctions or
you get an unexpected rain.
#58  Set a kitchen timer when watering your lawn or garden to remind you when to
stop. A running hose can discharge up to 10 gallons a minute.
#59 If your toilet flapper doesn't close after flushing, replace it.
#60  Make sure there are water-saving aerators on all of your faucets.
#61  Next time you add or replace a flower or shrub, choose a low water use plant for
year-round landscape color and save up to 550 gallons each year.
#62  Install an instant water heater near your kitchen sink so you don't have to run the
water while it heats up. This also reduces energy costs.
#63  Use a grease pencil to mark the water level of your pool at the skimmer. Check
the mark 24 hours later to see if you have a leak.
#64  If your dishwasher is new, cut back on rinsing. Newer models clean more
thoroughly than older ones.
#65  Use a trowel, shovel, or soil probe to examine soil moisture depth. If the top two to
three inches of soil are dry it's time to water.
#66  If installing a lawn, select a turf mix or blend that matches your climate and site
#67  When you save water, you save money on your utility bills too. Saving water is
easy for everyone to do.
#68  When the kids want to cool off, use the sprinkler in an area where your lawn
needs it the most.
#69  Make sure your swimming pools, fountains, and ponds are equipped with
recirculating pumps.
#70  Bathe your young children together.
#71  Consult with your local nursery for information on plant selection and placement
for optimum outdoor water savings.
#72  Winterize outdoor spigots when temperatures dip below freezing to prevent pipes
from leaking or bursting.
#73  Insulate hot water pipes for more immediate hot water at the faucet and for energy
#74  Wash your car on the lawn, and you'll water your lawn at the same time.
#75  Drop your tissue in the trash instead of flushing it and save water every time.
#76  Direct water from rain gutters and HVAC systems toward water-loving plants in the
landscape for automatic water savings.
#77  Make suggestions to your employer about ways to save water and money at work.
#78  Support projects that use reclaimed wastewater for irrigation and industrial uses.
#79  Use a hose nozzle or turn off the water while you wash your car. You'll save up to
100 gallons every time.
#80  Share water conservation tips with friends and neighbors.
#81  If your toilet was installed before 1992, reduce the amount of water used for each
flush by inserting a displacement device in the tank.
#82  Setting cooling systems and water softeners for a minimum number of refills saves
both water and chemicals, plus more on utility bills.
#83  Washing dark clothes in cold water saves both on water and energy while it helps
your clothes to keep their colors.
#84  Leave lower branches on trees and shrubs and allow leaf litter to accumulate on
the soil. This keeps the soil cooler and reduces evaporation.
#85  Report broken pipes, open hydrants and errant sprinklers to the property owner
or your water provider.
#86  Let your lawn go dormant during the summer. Dormant grass only needs to be
watered every three weeks or less if it rains.
#87  Plant with finished compost to add water-holding and nutrient-rich organic matter
to the soil.
#88  Use sprinklers that deliver big drops of water close to the ground. Smaller water
drops and mist often evaporate before they hit the ground.
#89  Listen for dripping faucets and running toilets. Fixing a leak can save 300 gallons
a month or more.
#90  Water only when necessary. More plants die from over-watering than from under-
#91  One more way to get eight glasses of water a day is to re-use the water left over
from cooked or steamed foods to start a scrumptious and nutritious soup.
#92  Adjust your watering schedule each month to match seasonal weather conditions
and landscape requirements.
#93  Turn off the water while you wash your hair to save up to 150 gallons a month.
#94  Wash your pets outdoors in an area of your lawn that needs water.
#95  When shopping for a new clothes washer, compare resource savings among
Energy Star models. Some of these can save up to 20 gallons per load, and energy too.
#96  Apply water only as fast as the soil can absorb it.
#97  Aerate your lawn at least once a year so water can reach the roots rather than
run off the surface.
#98  When washing dishes by hand, fill the sink basin or a large container and rinse
when all of the dishes have been soaped and scrubbed.
#99  Catch water in an empty tuna can to measure sprinkler output. One inch of water
on one square foot of grass equals two-thirds of a gallon of water.
#100  Turn off the water while you shave and save up to 300 gallons a month.
#101  When you give your pet fresh water, don't throw the old water down the drain.
Use it to water your trees or shrubs.
#102  If you accidentally drop ice cubes when filling your glass from the freezer, don't
throw them in the sink. Drop them in a house plant instead.
#103  To save water and time, consider washing your face or brushing your teeth while
in the shower.
#104  While staying in a hotel or even at home, consider reusing your towels.
#105  When backflushing your pool, consider using the water on your landscaping.
#106  For hanging baskets, planters and pots, place ice cubes under the moss or dirt
to give your plants a cool drink of water and help eliminate water overflow.
#107  Throw trimmings and peelings from fruits and vegetables into your yard compost
to prevent using the garbage disposal.
#108  When you have ice left in your cup from a take-out restaurant, don't throw it in
the trash, dump it on a plant.
#109  Have your plumber re-route your gray water to trees and gardens rather than
letting it run into the sewer line. Check with your city codes, and if it isn't allowed in your
area, start a movement to get that changed.
#110  Keep a bucket in the shower to catch water as it warms up or runs. Use this
water to flush toilets or water plants.
#111  When you are washing your hands, don't let the water run while you lather.

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.

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!