Hot Water Heater recirculation


Old 07-13-00, 07:02 AM
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Would like to install a hot water recirculation pump into line with electric hot water heater--any plans or product suggestions. Would like to incorporate a timer with pump so that it is recirculating only at certain times of the day.
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Old 07-13-00, 10:15 PM
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An excellent idea. However, not a job for a doityourselfer, unless your a skilled plummer.

Best bet is to contact several plummers. This way you can get several estimates and possibilities.

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Old 07-13-00, 11:16 PM
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Tom is right on several points. A recirculating pump on the hot water system is a great idea -- I love mine!!

But, unless you have a fair amount of plumbing and electrical experience, don't try to install it yourself.

Puting it on a timer is fine if you are on a regular schedule 7 days a week. But when I did mine, I used 3 spring loaded wind-up switches -- one in each bathroom and one in the kitchen -- to operate the pump. Much less heat loss through the pipes, thus lower utility bill for heating the water.

If you want to discuss all the particulars, e-mail me. Lefty

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