Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 224
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Geneo UNDER SINK HOT WATER CIRCULATION SYSTEM
Our hot water is located about 50 feet from our back bath room, it took some time for the hot water to reach the bath, with this unit the hot water is there in a few seconds after the faucet is open!
July 20, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Don Fairly easy to install if you can find the room under your sink. My only negative with this arrangement is that the cold water is no longer cold until it runs for awhile.
October 25, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by GrizzlyBill Works Fine but clunky
Unit arrived in a box taped "Custom Order" which it wasn't, it was off the shelf. Seals were broken, it was obviously a returned and restocked item, not new. The 24 hour timer is clunky; it uses tiny plastic teeth to select the run hours. Very hard to set without breaking. One of the teeth had been broken off and taped to the unit. I was worried that it wouldn't function, I probably should have sent it back.
But installation was easy. Setting it is difficult because the teeth are so small and delicate. It seems to be working fine but when I needed to have it start one hour earlier it was hard to change the setting once it is installed and difficult to reach.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mickey Great Pump
My wife had been complaining about how long it would take for the water to get warm in our bathroom upstairs. It would almost take 1 minute before the water was warm. In looking around at a number of options I decided to give this pump a try. I order this pump and it came the next day. Installation was very easy and had hot water in no time. My wife is much happier now. Just know before purchasing you will need to have an outlet under the sink or close by to plug this pump in. Other than that we love this pump.
August 30, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NorCal73 1 month of use, no issues, Hot H2O in 20secs!
Overall my master bath shower took just over 2+20sec for the water to get warm enough to get in. With this pump, the time is down to 20secs.
Hardest part of the install is creating another power outlet under the countertop to plug into. The parts to recreate another circuit off a pre-existing one was less than $12 I believe. There's examples on YouTube, the pain will be fishing the 12gauge indoor wire (3wires in one) through the current circuit to your new one. One you have the new circuit the plumbing of the pump is very straightforward.
Its very quiet, and if anything you will hear a slight hum when its on. I have mine set for evenings only. If I need to take a shower off the normal timer I'll just reach down and turn it on, and once its stops I'll turn it off and use the shower. So impressed that I also install one on my parents place that had a similar situation with the same great results. Its great, this device should be mandatory for all homes with over a 30ft run to primary showers, just think of all the water we WOULD have saved NorCal.
April 12, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Alex Does NOT work with Tankless water heaters.
This product is great and all, I'm sure, as described in most reviews, but one must read the Q&A section before purchasing in order to figure out that it is NOT compatible with a tankless water heater, which is what I intended to use it for. The description, and the specifications listed for this item should have clearly stated this to avoid such an inconvenience to the consumer.... or they should have at least listed the products flow rate so that we can compare it with he minimum flow rate required to activate the tankless water heater, but they do not display any of this... I guess to sell the product better. Not a good move on their part.
July 1, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Frank Good solution and easy install
Navigating and ordering from the Home Depot web site was as easy as any on-line shopping site I’ve ever used before. They shipped the item the same day and I received it 2 days later.
Installation is very straightforward thanks to the diagrams provided in the installation manual.
The hardest part was figuring where I wanted to mount the pump and what size hoses to get to connect the pump to the faucet.
Please note: I had more trouble with the existing water valves not closing properly after years of non-use than I did the actual installation of the pump. After making the water connections, set up the timer (if your using that feature) and you’re done.
Something to keep in mind is that if your plumbing branches or splits (see illustration) from the main water lines then you won’t necessarily have “instant” hot water at all your faucets. This fact is noted in the troubleshooting section of the installation manual.
In my case, all of my faucets have instant hot water except for the kitchen which is about 60 feet away from the bathroom faucet where I chose to install the pump.
However, while not perfect, installing the pump cut the wait time for hot water at the kitchen faucet by more than half (from 80 seconds to about 30 seconds).
Also, you’ll have to wait about 10 seconds for warm water (left in the pipes by the pump) to get cold when turning on the cold water faucet. Not a big deal at all.
Very quiet operation. You can hear the pump operating only if you really listen for it and the room is quiet. (My timer shuts it off at 9PM)
March 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Anthony Works Good
Installed in Master Bath Under Sink about 80 to 95 feet away from water heater ( longest run). Pipes installed under ground with NO INSULATION. In Florida and I wish I knew or I would of paid extra for insulation, however builder did not inform me. This circulator installed easy, just need 2 more silver flex hoses from HD and electric to plug in. I use a plug /switch combo and it takes 5 minutes for the water to come out hot. I do not use timer function just turn on and off as needed. Before installed If I run hot water in morning, it takes 90 seconds and wastes 2 gallons of water to get hot water, ( I measured with plastic gallon) a real waste since you pay for water and sewer fees on usage. Turn on pump several times a day and water adds up. Also closer baths and kitchen get instant hot water since the pipes come up and down at each fixture location, so no waste of water resources. The pump is pretty quiet, I can hear it run but really not that noticeable. Pump is made well. Be careful where you drill hole to mount pump that you do not hit pipes in wall. Also I silicones the cabinet seams so if there are water leaks it does not destroy cabinet, not a lot just enough. Be sure to check for leaks frequently, I had no leaks at all.
August 23, 2016