Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 42
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SwampFox Well worth the money !!
I was in need of replacing my 15 year old water heater and while researching units to buy I saw the ad for this Tank Booster and I liked the reviews and thought what the heck. I bought a new Rheem 40 gallon gas heater and the sharkbite fittings along with the Tank Booster, I call it a blender. I installed it all myself and I'm no plumber, Very good quality and it was great to adjust the water temperature at 125 at the faucet so no more scalding while adjusting the water temperature in the shower or sink. I really recommend this product. For $90, it's well worth it I think. I wouldn't use it in a hard water area without a softener before the tank...
January 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired297 More Hot Water, with a Lower Cost
This is a great mixing valve and simple to install. But first I like to fill in some back ground, We have a 50 electric duel element heater and if we would to rise our dinner pots and dishes and followed it with our nightly hot bath we always had cold water running before the tub was filled and the water was already set at 135*. After installing the Booster and setting the temp. to 140*, we now rise the pot and all head off for the bath and still have hot water running as the lever hit the overflow. Now that's a boost in my book, with more hot water available for less cost. It may be hard to figure lower cost so let put it this way, before we drained the tank completely, and had to heat a full 50 gals, now we use 30 gals of hot water mixed at the valve installed, so you are only heating the 30 gals.... science...
As far as the install goes it's straight forward, turn off power or gas to the water heater and then water to the house, open the valves to relieve pressure at the sinks. SAFTEY FIRST Next, remove the lines on top of the water heater and install the tee to the cold inlet and the mixing valve the hot outlet. Follow by the crossover cold water line from the cold to the mixing valve, three are filter screens, like those for line on washer lines, that need to be in place. The valve is per set for the 120* outlet temp, so all that is left is adjust the water to at lease 140*, turn on the water and bleed air out, check for leaks, before turning back on the power and/or gas. Last step is to check the water temp at the sink, pick one close to the water heater and the farthest, my our double check to check two, temp should by 120 to a top of 125*. Very last detail is to place the sticker that comes with the valve showing the tank is set to 140* and a valve (sink) temp of 120*.
My case is by my figuring is a 75 gal capacity now out of a 50 gal electric water heater and I've also added one to my other place with a 40 gal gas water heater with same type of results. In my book, Can't go wrong with this 'Tank Booster".
February 1, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by PEM mixed feeling
Certainly the product received does not look like the product in the photo; it was not received with a white knob. why they cannot sell a product that looks like what they show?
the idea and the explanation on the product feature is good and make sense; pending the results from my own experience after 2-3 months.
i gave it 1 star because of the product sold looks different from what they are still showing until now. why no one pays from the seller's side pay any attention.
therefore, i cannot recommend or not recommend this product until tested & photo of product reviewed.
April 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 1handyhubby This will add whole house anti-scalding to your home and deliver hot water sooner.
After installing the Cash Acme Heatguard Tank Booster along with a new natural gas hot water heater, I was impressed just how well it actually improved hot water delivery throughout our house. Another benefit the Cash Acme Heatguard Tank Booster provides is whole-house anti-scalding, by its factory default heat setting of 120 degrees, protecting everyone in your household from scalding burns. Depending on your existing pipe fittings, you may need to purchase additional hardware to complete the installation of the tank booster.
April 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MarkD Hot Water lasts longer
My family of 9 can all take showers now, without the last people getting cold water.
March 22, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIYdennis Awesome Device! Saved Me Hundreds!
I have a whirlpool corner tub which takes 88 gallons of water to fill up. Since I have a 40 gallon electric hot water tank, I knew I would have to get more hot water supplied to use it. While at the store, Larry the plumbing pro there suggested I try this. I had been deciding on a 60/80 gallon tank to replace the 40, or perhaps adding another 40 in series to give me enough. Since both of these options were very costly and time consuming, I took his advice to try it and return it if it didn't work for me. I had tried to fill up the tub after I installed it with just the 40 and no booster. The tub filled up 3/4 of the way and ran out of hot water. I then tried to fill up the tub the rest of the way with cold but by the time the tub filled up, the water was way too cold. I came home, installed the booster in half hour tops, easy as could be, no problems. I cranked both elements up to 140 degrees and waited an hour to make sure the water had heated up. I then went and filled the tub and it filled perfectly! It not only filled the tub, but I still had hot water! A few days later, my son used it, then my wife an hour after he finished, and when the tub was full I still had hot water in the kitchen to wash pots! I would absolutely recommend this miracle device! I have seen a few bad reviews here for this product and after reading them, I am positive they did not install it correctly!
March 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by freelyelee Easy to install
To be honest, I'm not sure if my application is 100% inline with manufacturer recommendations. I have two bathrooms in my home and one shower takes forever to get hot water. Since we're in a drought, I wasn't comfortable letting the hot water run in order to let it heat up. I thought I'd give this a shot to see if it might help "boost the speed" of hot water delivery.
I don't believe installing this item helped with my particular need (but I was using it in a non-conventional way). I will say that I do notice the hot water available during my existing showers absolutely lasts longer than before (an added bonus which meant installation wasn't a total waste).
If you're looking to extend your available hot water, highly recommend.
January 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ThisOldGarageNJ What A great Idea !!!
Who ever thought of this came up with a great idea. This product, like the previous reviewer mentioned is a blender. It allows you to turn your water heater to HIGH so it can run on full efficiency. It mixes your water heaters water coming out at 140 degrees with cold water from the tanks infeed down to a temp of about 120 degrees. This takes your standard 40 gallon water heater and makes it seem like a 60 gallon water heater, Allowing longer showers as well as letting me be able to take a shower while the dishwasher or washing machine is running, which is something I couldn't do before, It also reduces strain on your water heater by allowing it to run less than it had to before thereby extending its life.
Using sharkbite fittings a total beginner could complete this installation in less than an hour without any problems. I did choose to sweat mine on and it still took me less than an hour. For the money savings, ease of installation and longer showers it is very economically priced. You will be very pleased...
February 4, 2016