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Undersink Instant Hot Water Circulating System

$249.59 /each
  • Built in automatic sensor
  • Instant hot water for all fixtures
  • Easy to install

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With 1 simple installation of the Autocirc Undersink Instant Hot Water Circulating System you assure instant hot water delivery to all fixtures in your home. A built-in sensor automatically turns on when the water temperature dips below 85 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Requires only 33 watts of power
  • Easy undersink installation with no extra plumbing required
  • Customize system operating periods to suit family usage with the built-in 24-hour timer
  • 6 ft. power cord included

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Will this work with a tankless hot water heater?

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June 23, 2016
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For a tankless hot water heater, the recirculator needs to draw enough water to trigger the heater to activate. I've purchased two of these from Home Depot.... the first worked OK, it was on the same level as our standard hot water heater, about 50 feet away.
When we installed a tankless water heater closer to the device (15 feet), the device still worked. We then ordered and installed the second Read More
For a tankless hot water heater, the recirculator needs to draw enough water to trigger the heater to activate. I've purchased two of these from Home Depot.... the first worked OK, it was on the same level as our standard hot water heater, about 50 feet away.
When we installed a tankless water heater closer to the device (15 feet), the device still worked. We then ordered and installed the second device, upstairs and about 75 feet from the tankless water heater, and that did not work (could not trigger the tankless to start). We subsequently purchased the Laing model specifically designed for tankless systems, and that operates properly
The right Laing Model is E-10, etc., and is available online elsewhere, not home depot. Shop around, prices vary. We paid about $400, at Faucet Depot.
Laing E10-BCANCT1W-23 AutoCirc E10 Series Circulator with Timer, Cord and Fixed Thermostat
Manufacturer Discount: Laing5 (5%)
Item No: E10-BCANCT1W-23
Finish: None
Brand: Laing
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May 25, 2016
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This system seems to work on my tankless water heater. Appears to be some confusion in the other answers provided... a tankless water heater does not deliver instant heat at all faucets. Rather, the tankless heater is located remotely from the faucets (just like a regular hot water heater).
In addition to running hot water through the house plumbing, needs to also route through the series of pipes Read More
This system seems to work on my tankless water heater. Appears to be some confusion in the other answers provided... a tankless water heater does not deliver instant heat at all faucets. Rather, the tankless heater is located remotely from the faucets (just like a regular hot water heater).
In addition to running hot water through the house plumbing, needs to also route through the series of pipes within the heater (that's how they work). All this means it takes longer for the hot water to reach your faucet with tankless, so even more reason to hope this system will solve the problem.
Wait times for hot water at the closest sink have reduced considerably since I turned on the system, so assuming it's working as advertised. Read Less
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January 29, 2016
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No. The flow rate on this unit is too low to trigger the Tankless Hot Water unit to click on. You need a high flow system. Taco makes one. This pumps flow very quickly then turns off -- it is a single cycle system... e.g. you turn it on, it recirculates water until the hot water in the pipe is hot, and then turns off. You have to reactivate the pump the next time you want 'instant' hot water.
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January 8, 2016
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Yes, if the tank-less system works properly it should ensure a hot water supply, regardless of flow rate. You may be able to test a low flow rate by cracking a hot water valve to listen for when the tankless system turns on
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November 5, 2015
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you do not need this with a tankless hot water heater. your tankless water heater should be making hot water as you turn on the sink and have hot water all the time
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October 20, 2015
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Don't know it did not work at all for me
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October 19, 2015
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This pumps flow rate is too low to trigger tankless water heaters burners which require 0.50gpm or greater flow rates.
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Does the pump require 220 under the sink

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September 12, 2015
Does it plug in under the sink and does it require 220 or 110?
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Port St Lucie, Florida
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August 23, 2016
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No 220. Pump is a 120 volt regular 3 prong plug. I am plugged into a GFI circuit in the ath.
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August 9, 2016
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NO, 120 Volts AC.
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November 5, 2015
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its better if you can install an outlet near the sink, or if you have one near by you can run am extension cord to it. its a 115volt/60Hz unit
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October 21, 2015
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No uses 115 V, 14 watts
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October 15, 2015
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The pump runs on 110.
Your question prompts me to point out that the pump is just a pump, not a heater. Put another way, the pump only circulates water. Water heating is all accomplished by your water heater.
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Do you need more than one unit to address 2 sinks and shower in one master bath?

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August 23, 2016
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Just one unit should work fine, install the unit on the farthest sink from the hot water heater!
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No. One will do the job just fine
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Myrtle Beach, SC
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August 23, 2016
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No. Just install the pump at the faucet that is furthest away from the water heater. All the faucets in line will reap the rewards.
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August 22, 2016
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Under sink instant hot water circulating pumps are meant to keep the hot water path from the water heater filled with hot water up to the point of the under sink pump. If the two sinks and the shower in the master bath share the same main hot water supply line then one one pump would be needed. Some times a separate or dedicate hot water line of a bigger diameter is built into the home to support a Read More
Under sink instant hot water circulating pumps are meant to keep the hot water path from the water heater filled with hot water up to the point of the under sink pump. If the two sinks and the shower in the master bath share the same main hot water supply line then one one pump would be needed. Some times a separate or dedicate hot water line of a bigger diameter is built into the home to support a higher flow rate for multi head showers or large tubs. You can test to see if more then one would be needed by following the test instructions located at http://readytemp.com/faq.htm then look for the section titled "How can I test to find out which sink is the last sink on a plumbing line?" Read Less
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Since the hot water returns through the cold water line, won't I be wasting a great deal of energy to heat water I may never use?

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First of, the water that returns through the cold water line should not be hot, the pump should stop before "hot" water begins entering the cold water line. If you maintain hot water in your "uninsulated" hot water pipes 24/7 you will certainly see an increase in your water heating bill. However, if you limit the times hot water is maintained at the sinks by using the timer you can minimize the Read More
First of, the water that returns through the cold water line should not be hot, the pump should stop before "hot" water begins entering the cold water line. If you maintain hot water in your "uninsulated" hot water pipes 24/7 you will certainly see an increase in your water heating bill. However, if you limit the times hot water is maintained at the sinks by using the timer you can minimize the additional demand on your water heater. If the occupants in the home live a routine lifestyle then a timer or scheduled operation should work well. On the other hand, if the occupants do not live a routine lifestyle and hot water events occur at different hours of the day, a timer system would not be a good fit. The ideal system would have both timed and on-demand function so that it could satisfy any lifestyle. Intelli-circ controlled hot water circulating systems provide this capability. Read Less
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You are correct, in the winter time, this unit will help the water pipes from freezing, under the house, when there is no heat under the house!
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No not really The water being returned will most likely be at a higher temp than the temp of the supply and only a small amount of water is returned until the hot side reaches about 95 deg
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My review of this product was based on "convenience". As an Engineer, I assessed that given the amount of water spent waiting for the hot water to arrive at my kitchen sink which was 3/4 gallon (1/2" pipe with a 50ft run) versus the cost of water-per-gallon, the energy loss involved in running the pump and heating the water, and the significant cost of the unit, there would be little chance to re-coupe Read More
My review of this product was based on "convenience". As an Engineer, I assessed that given the amount of water spent waiting for the hot water to arrive at my kitchen sink which was 3/4 gallon (1/2" pipe with a 50ft run) versus the cost of water-per-gallon, the energy loss involved in running the pump and heating the water, and the significant cost of the unit, there would be little chance to re-coupe the cost of the pump. Therefore, it's really a matter of convenience OR if you're concerned about not wasting water, then you'll have to decide for yourself if it's worth the purchase price. In the end, I find that it's a matter of convenience. Read Less
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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 223 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 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! Geneo July 20, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 1.0 out of 5.0 by 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 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 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 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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Hot and Now This recirculating pump works very well and it only took about 30 minutes to install. No more waiting for warm water. With a septic system, it really reduced water usage. August 2, 2016
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