Pump hot water to second floor


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Old 11-24-05, 09:43 AM
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Smile Pump hot water to second floor

Every morning you get to the bathroom to take a shower or brush your teeth.
You turn on hot water, but it takes some time when it replaces cold water in the pipes.
I saw a TV program that described how to setup a water pump in bathroom on the second floor to bring how water up. You just run the pump for a few seconds, it pumps water from hot into cold pipe until hot water reaches upstairs. So you do not drain water to sewage.
Question:
1. what pump do you recommend?
2. any links to steps on how do this project?

Thank you,
Ek
 
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Old 11-24-05, 11:10 AM
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I've used the Grunfos Comfort system with success, and Grunfos pumps are reliable. If the link doesn't work, try a google for "Grunfos Comfort".

http://www.grundfos.com/web/HOMEus.N...256C3D003D8AD8
 
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Old 11-25-05, 11:58 AM
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There is also the Autocirc pump ( Autocirc ). The Autocirc 2 is similar to the Grundfos I think with the pump at the hot water heater. Autocirc 1 has the pump at the furthest fixture.
 
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Old 11-25-05, 05:11 PM
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Amazing that they are easy to install.
Thanks a lot.
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Old 11-26-05, 09:40 AM
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One more question, are there any simple pumps without timer and temperature control?
The reason of my question is price of the pump;
also I would better press a button to pump water for a few seconds to save [heat ] energy as we do no visit bathroom on schedule :-)

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Old 11-27-05, 06:28 PM
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The 'Metlund' recirc system is push-button operated. I've never seen or installed one, so I can't say if it's a good unit or not. It'll require power at the fixture.


http://www.ecoproducts.com/Home/home...me_metlund.htm
 
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It does take more than a few seconds. It takes about as long as you would have to wait if you just ran the tap. SO, if delay is the issue, not just wasting the water, you would want to be on some sort of timer. This is a minor issue, one way or the other.
 
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Talking What about noise?

Thanks all! I am close to buying one.
What about noise?
Which one is less noisy?
Should thay be sound insulated?
 
 

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