Hot Water for Valentine’s Day

by Steve on February 15, 2009

No, seriously – that’s what she got.  And she was absolutely tickled!  After ten years of waiting for hot water in the kitchen (the water heater is at the opposite end of the house) her wait is over.  I installed a Watts circulating pump on the water heater which comes with a cross-over valve that installs under the sink basically completing a loop back to the water heater.  The Pump has a timer so you can program when you want it to run.  When it comes on (silent I might add), it pushes hot water up to the kitchen with the cold water coming back down the cold piping until the hot water reaches the thermally controlled cross-over valve.  When the simple valve heats up it closes and you have hot water waiting for you right under the sink!

There are certain benefits to ten years of marriage.



Kath February 15, 2009 at 13:49

Yeah, I — uh — well, um — that’s nice. And I’m sure ever so appreciated.

(Of course, one DOES wonder why this couldn’t have been accomplished a few years ago, but, hey, it’s the thought that counts, right? ;))

Steve February 15, 2009 at 15:07

We already had hot water in the kitchen you just had to wait several minutes for it to show up. Thought I’d better clear that up!

Kath February 16, 2009 at 7:11

Was HOPING that’s what you meant!

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