Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 218
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 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 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 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 3.0 out of 5.0 by RG Not as good as the original
I had the original circulator installed several years ago and it worked very well. It was quiet and effective. Recent plumbing work allowed the circulator to run dry for some period of time and I thought the impeller was damaged so I replaced the circulator with the new model. This one seems to run more often and is not as quiet. I doubt it will last as long as the original one did. As it turned out, the original impeller was not damaged and I am considering putting it back in.
July 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skyguy Just plain awesome
Our hot water heater is in the basement on one side of the house. Our master bath is two floors above and on the opposite side of the house. It would take 3 minutes of the water in the shower on full hot to finally get hot water. We were wasting so much water waiting for it to get warm.
Bought the undersink hot water circulator and now we only have to wait for 20 seconds and we have hot water.
I did a DYI install after viewing a YouTube video describing the install. A very simple project.
The only thing you need to have near the circulator install pump area is an outlet to plug the circulator pump into. The sink that I placed it under has a jacuzzi tub next to it and there was a electrical outlet in easy access.
The built in timer is an awesome feature. We have it programmed to be on from 6:30am - 8:00am. You can have multiple times for it to be on. There is an easy On/Timer/Off switch that you can manually turn on if you need a shower/bath at any other time of day.
I have only had this circulator pump for about two weeks. I will try to remember to give another review after a year or so.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by fox2874 why did i wait so long!!!!!
so easy to install, did it myself, works great. don't wait to get this! no more waiting for the shower to get warm.
July 20, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tony Great simple system.
I am extremely satisfied with this product. Is simple to install, given you have access to an electric outlet. Works good. My sink is fairly close to the bed and you cannot hear it. I hope it last a while.All I had to do was buying the correct size hoses and screw two bolts to hang it. Most of the work was in installing an electric outlet inside the cabinet.
June 24, 2016