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    Default Parents no longer wait for hot water!

    I was house sitting for my folks this past month. Mind you that they still live in the house that I grew up in. This has always bother me and my siblings.
    While house sitting,I would get up in the morning to take my shower, brush my teeth, etc.... I was getting so PO'D because I would have to wait at least 5 minutes until hot water came out of the tap.
    I'm the guy who stands in front of the microwave and says its taking to long.

    I hooked my parents up with the Grundfos Comfort System. This kit is a retro fit. I wasn't about to crawl my fat ass under the house and run a recir loop.
    All I had to do was install the bypass tee at the furthest fixture and the pump on the hot water line on top of the heater.
    My parents love it, they thanked me so much and I guess the wait is over.

    Here is a diagram of the system.


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    how much for the pump

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richcraft View Post
    how much for the pump
    I paid $140.00 for the kit.

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    I fully understand how a recirc line works, but after looking at the diagram I'm still unlclear on how this system does does? What does the bypass tee connect?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YldBoyz View Post
    I paid $140.00 for the kit.

    Where did you get it?

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    I have a recirc pump on the house and it's one of the best things I have.. Instant hot H20 is great!

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwedge View Post
    I fully understand how a recirc line works, but after looking at the diagram I'm still unlclear on how this system does does? What does the bypass tee connect?

    Made simple.... The tee allows the hot water at the fixture to bypass and enter the cold water system.The hot water that is pushed by the pump enters the tee with a "parafin insert" which stops the transfer when the temerature is reached.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxwedge View Post
    I fully understand how a recirc line works, but after looking at the diagram I'm still unlclear on how this system does does? What does the bypass tee connect?
    The tee has a piston built into that closes at a temperature 90-95 degrees. The water that passes through it, is crossed over to the cold supply at that furthest fixture only.
    The flow rate through the tee is only .2 gpm.

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    I hate how long my tankless takes to get hot water to my faucets and shower. Should have gone to a tank. I do like filling up the Jacuzzi and using it right away though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOBALOO View Post
    I hate how long my tankless takes to get hot water to my faucets and shower. Should have gone to a tank. I do like filling up the Jacuzzi and using it right away though.


    It take me one half Keystone to get hot water.. I kind of like it that way.... Ya know...

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    Awesome!! But now do they have to wait for the cold water to get cold?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOBALOO View Post
    I hate how long my tankless takes to get hot water to my faucets and shower. Should have gone to a tank. I do like filling up the Jacuzzi and using it right away though.
    There should be no difference in supply time between a tankless set up and a traditional tank set up. If your tankless unit doesn't fire immediately when the hot is turned on, theres something wrong with your system.

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    I have a recirc pump. it works great.

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    So if it just dumps the water from the hot water line back into the cold side, what keeps the extra lead and bacteria (that I was always told is why you shouldn't drink hot water from the tap) in the Hot water side out of the cold water side, or is that whole lead/bacteria thing just an old wives tale?

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