0098268256987

Model Sensor Valve Kit

Internet #100493462

Store SKU #351512

Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit

$63.04 /each

Frequently Bought Together

Product Overview

This sensor valve kit is perfect for use with branched hot water lines. No additional pumps are needed, and the kit includes a sensor valve and two 12 in. supply lines with fittings.

California residents: see   Proposition 65 information

  • Stainless-steel construction
  • Additional sensor valve for existing branched hot water lines
  • Easy to install with no additional pumps needed
  • Includes a sensor valve and two 12 in. supply lines with fittings

Info & Guides

You will need Adobe® Acrobat® Reader to view PDF documents.  Download a free copy from the Adobe Web site.

Specifications

Dimensions

Details

Warranty / Certifications

More Products With These Features

Search

Customer Questions & Answers

18 Questions101 Answers

Customer Questions & Answers

Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit
Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit

Ask your questions. Share your answers.

 
 
Clear Search Term
 
 
Sort By:
 
12 answers

I have hot water coming out of every faucet in the house. It's been working Ok for the past year, so I am wondering - does this mean that the tempera

This question is from Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit
Asked by
Ahkmed El Kamel Bin Shoflin Alon
Texas
October 3, 2013
temmperature valve is broken and needs to be replaced?
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (12)

Asked by
Atlanta
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
June 14, 2016
Answer: 
I have had them fail open and closed.. they last about 3-5 years in my area..
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Milwaukee WI
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
June 10, 2016
Answer: 
If the valve failed in the open state hot water will pass throughout your water lines and cause this problem.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Colorado
Read all my Q&A
December 15, 2015
Answer: 
The way the system works is if you place the Sensor Valve at the faucet that is located the longest distance from your pump then all faucets should have hot water. I would say no, your system is working properly. In my home I had to install a second Sensor Valve to have hot water at all of my faucets.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Northern California
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
October 8, 2015
Answer: 
Yes, the shunts wear out after time and seem to freeze all the way open or closed.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Atlanta, GA
Read all my Q&A
August 19, 2015
Answer: 
When our cold water was no longer cold, I replaced the sensor valve under the sink in the bathroom where we were using a circulation pipe to get hot water more quickly, and that fixed our issue. Ours lasted 11 years, although I have read that the valve can fail at any time. It is a cheap fix if that is the issue.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Rio Rancho, NM
Read all my Q&A
February 3, 2015
Answer: 
You may have the timer on the recirculating pump set to on. You can regulate when you get hot water by setting the clock on the timer.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
colorado
Read all my Q&A
January 29, 2015
Answer: 
need more info is also on cold water did you set your timer also some cross over of warm or hot water will accure for a short time if all stations are hot and stay that way you need a plumber to check service xover and that your water heater is working correctly
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Danville, CA, USA
Read all my Q&A
April 15, 2014
Answer: 
If you installed the valve at the furthest sink from the hot water heater, where you installed the pump, any and all sinks served by the same hot water line that serves the furthest sink, will also get the benefit of "instant" warm water initially coming out of the hot water line.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Dallas
Read all my Q&A
March 4, 2014
Answer: 
It depends. The valve only works below a certain temperature. If you have it set higher than that, it will not work correctly. Check with the manufacturer information. I do not remember the temperature but its around 130-160 degrees F.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
NC
Read all my Q&A
February 11, 2014
Answer: 
NOT ENOUGH INFORMATION (COLD AND HOT? /HOW LONG ?)
0points
1out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful1

Asked by
Vernon, Arizona
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
January 23, 2014
Answer: 
I had the same problem and replaced the sensor. The corrected the problem.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0

Asked by
Retail Group
Read all my Q&A
October 7, 2013
Answer: 
That is a symptom of a valve not working; it’s not closing/sensing when the water is hot. It certainly sounds like the valve needs to be replaced.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
 
11 answers

Is it possible to purchase the sensor only without the hoses and fittings? I only need the sensor. The hoses are OK.

This question is from Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit
Asked by
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Read all my Q&A
December 13, 2013
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (11)

Asked by
Santa Fe, NM
Read all my Q&A
July 14, 2015
Answer: 
I could only find the entire kit which included hoses and fittings.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Portland, OR
Read all my Q&A
April 9, 2015
Answer: 
The bare valve is not available from Hone Depot, but you can find it online at Amazon.com, but it sells for a $5 more than the entire kit from Home Depot, not including shipping. In my opinion, you would be better off buying the entire kit for $49.97, with FREE shipping, and put the extra parts in you junk Read More
The bare valve is not available from Hone Depot, but you can find it online at Amazon.com, but it sells for a $5 more than the entire kit from Home Depot, not including shipping. In my opinion, you would be better off buying the entire kit for $49.97, with FREE shipping, and put the extra parts in you junk drawer.
Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Grundfos-595926-Replacement-Comfort-Circulator/dp/B00128BIUU/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1428558268&sr=8-2&keywords=Watts+Sensor+Valve
Home Depot
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Watts-Sensor-Valve-Kit-Sensor-Valve-Kit/100493462?keyword=Watts+Sensor+Valve+Kit
Read Less
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0

Asked by
El Dorado Hills
Read all my Q&A
March 24, 2015
Answer: 
You can on line, but will pay the same amount for the valve as the kit. It is a good idea to have the extra set on hand. They eventually will need replacing or you will want to add another location and need them
0points
1out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful1

Asked by
Bakersfield, California
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
February 17, 2015
Answer: 
Probably yes, but additional cost is reasonable considering the cost of the flexible tubing.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Rio Rancho, NM
Read all my Q&A
February 3, 2015
Answer: 
You will need the hoses since you need an in and out hose on both the cold and hot water.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
O'Fallon, MO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 11, 2014
Answer: 
When I was searching for a 2nd valve kit on line, I did see only the valve offered, no hoses. So I would say yes you can.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Aurora, CO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 9, 2014
Answer: 
You can purchase the valve only thru a plumbing supply house, but it will cost you more and you'll still have buy the supply lines. I would recommend against that. Home Depot sells the entire package for about $30 less than the valve itself.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Dallas
Read all my Q&A
March 4, 2014
Answer: 
There are other websites that just sell the sensor but you will need extra hoses for the installation. If you already have extra hoses then it makes sense but if you don't and plan to purchase them separately it may cost more (it was for me). The adapters came in handy too since my setup needed them. You may have a different setup.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Vernon Arizona
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
January 23, 2014
Answer: 
I have seen it, Sold alone, But the price was the same either way.
0points
1out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful1

Asked by
New Mexico
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
January 23, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, you can, but not from HD, I don't think. Try searching for Grundfos parts online, in addition to Watts. Theirs and the Watts are the same units except for the color of the pump. Just getting the valve is about 29 simoleons or so.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Atlanta, GA
Read all my Q&A
January 3, 2014
Answer: 
Hi Rogelio,
Thanks for your question and interest in this item. More information is needed to accurately answer your question. Please contact our Online Customer Service Department at 800-430-3376 to get more assistance with this item. Our hours of operation are between 6:00 a.m. and 2:00 a.m. Eastern Time daily.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
 
11 answers

is this a stand alone product or do i need others

This question is from Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit
Asked by
mi
Read all my Q&A
December 8, 2013
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (11)

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
April 28, 2015
Answer: 
You will need the watts recirculating pump for the hot water heater. It comes with one sensor and this extra sensor valve kit would be for other sinks. I put the initial valve in my bathroom and this is for my kitchen sink.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Portland, OR
Read all my Q&A
April 9, 2015
Answer: 
The Watts Sensor Valve Kit is a complete product on its own, but note that a functioning recirculation pump in the hot water line, installed between the hot water heater and the pipe coming out of the wall, is required in order for the valve to so its job.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Cross Junction, VA
Read all my Q&A
March 25, 2015
Answer: 
It seems to work without the circulating pump, but works much better with it.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Rio Rancho, NM
Read all my Q&A
February 3, 2015
Answer: 
You can only use it in connection with a recirculating pump
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
O'Fallon, MO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 11, 2014
Answer: 
Your entire plumbing system will dictate whether you need 1 or 2 valves installed. In my case, I needed a 2nd valve. The instructions said install the valve at the furthest point away from the pump which I did. The master bedroom was my main target but it was located very close to the pump and I did not get the instant hot water. Hence a 2nd valve was installed and all is good.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Aurora, CO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 9, 2014
Answer: 
Thus will only work if you have already installed the Watts recirculating pump on one of your faucets. The pump is amazing if you set it to run continually.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Dallas
Read all my Q&A
March 4, 2014
Answer: 
The kit only works with a hot water heater recirculation pump. It is suppose to serve as a second loop for a second bathroom. The recirculation pump kit comes with one set already.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
NC
Read all my Q&A
February 11, 2014
Answer: 
YOU NEED THE PUMP.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
Vernon, Arizona
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
January 23, 2014
Answer: 
Yes, It is a stand alone product, Nothing else is needed, Except for electric.
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Colorado
Read all my Q&A
December 12, 2013
Answer: 
Stand alone kit includes connectors. But that's it.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Gainesville, FL, USA
Read all my Q&A
December 11, 2013
Answer: 
No help needed to install .Straight forward ,Everything supplied
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0
 
11 answers

what power sorice is needed

This question is from Hot Water Recirculating System Sensor Valve Kit
Asked by
mi
Read all my Q&A
December 8, 2013
0points
0out of 0found this question helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Answers (11)

Asked by
Read all my Q&A
April 28, 2015
Answer: 
The sensor valve kit doesn't need a power source. The watts recirculating pump that goes on the hot water heater needs to be plugged in.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Portland, OR
Read all my Q&A
April 9, 2015
Answer: 
No power source is required for the Watts Sensor Valve Kit. The valve uses a temperature-sensitive metal valve to control the recirculation of the water, so as long as there is an active pump in the line, the valve will do its job.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Bakersfield, California
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: DIYer
February 17, 2015
Answer: 
Standard USA household current.
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Rio Rancho, NM
Read all my Q&A
February 3, 2015
Answer: 
A regular household recepticle of 110 volts.
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Danville, CA, USA
Read all my Q&A
April 15, 2014
Answer: 
In order for the valve to work, you must install a recirculation pump at the water heater. The pump is what does the work of moving warm water through the hot water line to the valve. The valve without the pump is functionless.
+3points
3out of 3found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful3unhelpful0

Asked by
O'Fallon, MO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 11, 2014
Answer: 
The pump unit runs on 110 volt.
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Aurora, CO, USA
Read all my Q&A
March 9, 2014
Answer: 
This does not require a power source. It merely attaches to the supply lines under a sink.
0points
0out of 0found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful0

Asked by
Dallas
Read all my Q&A
March 4, 2014
Answer: 
No power source is needed. You do need the hot water recirculation pump to make this kit work.
+1point
1out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful1unhelpful0

Asked by
NC
Read all my Q&A
February 11, 2014
Answer: 
ELECTICITY
-1point
0out of 1found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful1

Asked by
Vernon, Arizona
Read all my Q&A
Home Improvement Profile: Professional
January 23, 2014
Answer: 
The only power source needed is a 110 volt outlet.
-2points
0out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful0unhelpful2

Asked by
Colorado
Read all my Q&A
December 12, 2013
Answer: 
No power is required for the Watts sensor valve. It opens and closes based on temperature at the hot water connection. A lot like the thermostat on a car.
+2points
2out of 2found this answer helpful.
Was this helpful?helpful2unhelpful0
2 »
  • 2016-08-24 T16:07:09.063-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvqa, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasquestionsanswers
  • loc_en_US, sid_100493462, prod, sort_default
2 »
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 51ms
  • QUESTIONS, PRODUCT

Customer Reviews

Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 176 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Money saver? The first valve worked 18 months, the next two about a year each. I am now ordering a third valve. What a waste of money. The cost for hot water is getting expensive. July 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Works great Easy to install and works as advertised hope it will last a long time June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Quick Delivery It appears to be what I needed, I have not, as of yet, installed it. June 28, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by It works, but not exactly as advertised. The product is reasonably easy to install. It works fine for the master bathroom where the sensor valve is installed, and which is the most distant hot water fixture in the house. It does not help at all in the guest bathroom or the kitchen which is a major let down since it advertises that one unit will provide instant hot water throughout the house. Our sensor valve has lasted almost 2 years, but now the system is not working at all. Looks like I will need to buy a new sensor or 3 if I want the hot water back. May 9, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Watts Hot Water Recircuating sensor valve kit After many years of trouble free service with my Watts hot water recirculating system, I found myself having to troubleshoot the system due to the lack of quick hot water. After determining that the valve was to blame for this failure I then looked on the Internet and found that the best price was Home Depot and paid for the quick shipping. The installation was simply disconnecting the 4 hoses and replacing the valve and reconnecting the hoses. I am now a happy camper with quick hot water again! April 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Replacement valve This was replacement for valve that was misplaced during construction. It was perfect match and arrived as promised May 24, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Manufacturing problem It took three orders before I got one that didn't have a manufacturing flaw. One I got one that was good the system works good. May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by didn't work. i installed 2 valves under 2 of 4 sinks that where all fed by the same hot water line that where the furtherest from the hot water heater. the hot water heater does have a recircluation pump. i would get warm water for a few moments than it would be cold. May 4, 2016
  • 2016-08-23 T11:32:20.808-05:00
  • bvseo_lps, prod_bvrr, vn_prr_5.6
  • cp-1, bvpage1
  • co_hasreviews, tv_176, tr_176
  • loc_en_US, sid_100493462, prod, sort_default
2 3 4 5  ... 7 >>
  • bvseo_sdk, java_sdk, bvseo-3.1.1
  • CLOUD, getContent, 16ms
  • REVIEWS, PRODUCT