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ShowerStart TSV3 Thermostatic Valve-Hot Water Saver

$2493
  • Hot water lasts longer while saving thousands of gallons per year
  • Compatible with virtually all shower heads and shower arm
  • Helps your hot water last longer
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Product Details

ShowerStart TSV3 is a nifty little life-hack that forever changes the things that annoy you most about your shower. Gone are the days of standing around waiting for the water to get hot. Gone are the days of family members letting the shower run endlessly, when no one's in it. Gone are the days getting the last shower of the morning and running out of hot water. Installation is about as easy as changing a lightbulb, doesn't lower showerhead pressure or flow and saves 1000 of Gal. of water, as well as the energy used to heat it-year, after year, after year. How ShowerStart TSV3 works: Turn on the shower. Cold water exits. Continue with your typical routine-the things you do while waiting for the shower to become warm. ShowerStart kicks in. When the water reaches 95 degree F, ShowerStart automatically lowers the flow to a trickle-saving hot water until you're ready to get in. Ready when you are. You know your shower is warm, so pull the cord to resume full flow and begin showering.
  • Eliminates behavioral waste by saving water and energy during shower warm-up
  • Compatible with virtually all shower heads and shower arms (1/2 in. NPT fittings)
  • Now you can turn on your shower and walk away, finish your coffee, your shave, or selecting the perfect outfit, your shower will wait for you without waste
  • On average, a minutes worth of hot water is wasted each and every time you start your shower, save that waste and you'll have more for when you want it
  • Includes integrated screen filter
  • Does not interfere with showerhead feel or flow
  • Helps your hot water last longer
  • Alerts you when your shower is warm and ready
  • Plated ABS body
  • Automatically resets for next use
  • Model number: EV1003CP-SB
  • Return Policy
  • California residents

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Specifications

Dimensions: H 1 in, W 2.146 in, D 2.146 in

Dimensions

Inlet Diameter (In.)1/2Outlet Diameter (In.)1/2
Product Depth (in.)2.146 inProduct Height (in.)1 in
Product Length (in.)2.527 inProduct Width (in.)2.146 in

Details

ApplicationRough-In valveCompatible Pipe MaterialMulti-Purpose
ConnectionFemale Pipe ThreadFeaturesCorrosion Resistant
Indoor/OutdoorIndoorMaterialAcrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS)
Maximum Pressure (psi)125Maximum Working Temperature (F)140
Pack Size1Product Weight (lb.).13 lb
Returnable90-DayValve TypeThermostatic

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty3 year warranty
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Questions & Answers

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Q:Is this product is used to warm up the water?
by|Aug 14, 2022
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A:  Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. The product does not warm up the water, here is how the ShowerStart TSV3 works: Turn on the shower. Cold water exits. Continue with your typical routine-the things you do while waiting for the shower to become warm. ShowerStart kicks in. When the water reaches 95 degree F, ShowerStart automatically lowers the flow to a trickle-saving hot water until you're ready to get in. Ready when you are. You know your shower is warm, so pull the cord to resume full flow and begin showering. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

by|Aug 17, 2022

    A:  Hello Rossy, Thank you for your recent inquiry with The Home Depot. No this item does not warm up the water. This is how ShowerStart TSV3 works: Turn on the shower. Cold water exits. Continue with your typical routine-the things you do while waiting for the shower to become warm. ShowerStart kicks in. When the water reaches 95 degree F, ShowerStart automatically lowers the flow to a trickle-saving hot water until you're ready to get in. Ready when you are. You know your shower is warm, so pull the cord to resume full flow and begin showering.We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you in the future.

    by|Jan 21, 2023
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      Customer Reviews

      4.3 out of 5
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      • 4.3
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      • 79%recommend this product
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      Needs redesign
      I can't figure out how this saves water. This thermostat valve shuts off at about 110 degrees. With most showers, you have to guess at the handle angle when you first turn the shower on, and if you end up setting it to a 'warm' temperature less than 110 degrees, the valve never shuts off. If you set the handle to the 'correct' temperature, you are still dumping cold water down the drain, which wastes water. If you set the handle to Hot, then the valve shuts off before the hot water gets fully hot. The pull handle is a rubber band. There is no way to index the valve. It adds considerable length to the shower head, and in my installation, that means the shower head is too low. It adds lots of leverage to the shower arm. I also realized that this puts full water pressure on the riser tube, which usually never has any significant pressure, which could lead to leaks behind the wall. Functionally, this does exactly what it says it does, but because it does not save water, and can cause leaks, I do not recommend it.
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      Quick setup, easy to use!
      I received this Evolve Technologies ShowerStart Thermostatic Valve as part of the HD Seeds Program. I love to take hot showers. And I'm like everyone else in that I turn the shower on and wait for the water to get hot. But every now and then I forget that I have the shower on when I walk out of the master bathroom. If I happen to go into the living room, I can't hear the shower running. I space. And then upwards of 10 minutes will pass before I'm suddenly like, "CRAP!!" What a waste. So this lil invention is a life-saver for me. It took literally 3 minutes to hook it up. Took off the showerhead, threaded some pipe tape around the extension coming from the wall, hooked up the thermostatic valve (hand-tighten only), more tape around the bottom of the valve, reconnect the showerhead. Done. I turned the water to about 80% hot to test it. Within 30 seconds the valve had closed and the water slowed to a trickle. Now I don't have to sweat forgetting that I left the shower running. A quick pull of the lever and in about 2-3 seconds I have hot water again. No more waste! Highly recommend!
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      • Recommended
      Great Idea but it Doesn't Work
      I was looking into ways to save water from constantly running in the shower. Mainly the item I was searching for was a showerhead or a part that would have an "off" button to stop the water flow while showering. This little TSV3 Valve would help save water after it turned hot and I would no longer need to stand there checking the temp. I love the idea of the water changing to a trickle when the temp gets hot. This is a GREAT idea, but this little gadget just won't work. I have followed the instructions, which are so simple. Remove shower head, add/replace plumber tape (which is included in the box) to the threads on the pipe from wall, and to the valve. Hand tighten the shower head to the valve and then hand tighten both to the wall pipe. NOTE: I was not able to get the valve to sit on either side of the pipe as per the instructions, the left side it was too loose and the right would have to be forced tighter. However, I am able to pull the string to activate the release knob. I turned on the hot water and when it got hot, the water went off and immediately turned right back on. I also turned on the cold water only, then slowly turned on the hot. When it gets hot, the water flow stays on. I will add a video and you can see the splash of water pressure. (if the link doesn't work search for: Evolve Technologies ShowerStart TSV3 Thermostatic Valve-Hot Water Saver on YouTube) I don't like giving such a low rating, but it just will not work. I give it 2 stars for the great idea.
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      Disappointed
      It was so nice to receive my Evolve Technologies ShowerStart TSV3 Thermostatic Valve-Hot Water Saver. It came with good instructions so installing it was pretty easy. I was surprised that it came with teflon tape for the pipe threads. It took about 10 minutes to complete the installation. I turned the shower on and the water came out of the shower like normal until the water got hot. When the water was hot the water flow slowed down a lot, but I was surprised it didn't slow the flow down more. I pulled the chain thing and the shower had full flow again. As I said before it was disappointing that the flow didn't slow down to a drip or completely off.
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      Works great
      This little hot water saver is really nice to have. It has changed my habits while preparing to take a shower. It came with all the clear instructions needed. The instruction sheet is bilingual. The most important instruction, about only hand tightening the saver, is repeated on a sticker on the saver itself. Plenty of pipe tape is included for tape on both sides of the hot water saver. I installed the hot water saver on the outgoing side of the diversion valve I have. That could defeat the purpose of the hot water saver if I forget to set the diversion valve correctly before turning on the hot water. I think I have my habit down for how to set the diversion valve, but sometimes I find I have forgotten. Having the hot water saver where it is makes the pull cord more accessible. I learned that when I use the diversion valve the hot water saver cools off. When I turn the diversion valve back, I have to the pull the cord again to have the water flow. That might be a great feature if I decide I want to save water for a short time. This is working great.
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      • Recommended
      Awesome Product for All Showers
      I chose the Evolve Technologies ShowerStart TSV3 Thermostatic Valve-Hot Water Saver to use for our master bedroom shower. This is so easy to install and is very environmentally friendly. You attach to your shower head and turn the water on. When the water reaches the correct temperature, the water stops until you pull the cord. This is the perfect shower accessory for any shower.
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      • Recommended
      Great unit
      We got this to add to our bathroom shower head. I am not sure How it works but you turn on the water and once it gets warm then the water turns off and you flip the valve and you have plenty of hot water. It works well even if I don’t understand it. I was very easy to install. This product more than met our expectations even if we weren’t sure what it was in the beginning
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      Good Shower water saver
      We had another evolve hot water saver on our daughter's shower and not with our teenager son entering the multiple daily shower phase, we needed another saver. This model is plastic, but otherwise works the same as our other metal version. Very light, but works well. When the water heats up, the flow slows to a dribble - hard to see but in the attached picture. When our teenager is really getting in the shower, he pulls the cord and the flow is restores - the other picture.
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      • Recommended
      Neat Device
      This Evolve Technologies ShowerStart TSV3 Thermostatic Valve-Hot Water Saver works quite well. Probably not untypical our shower is a fair distance from the hot water heater so the water runs cold for a while before getting warm enough. It was easy to install with the provided Teflon tape and performed as described. I had some concern that the water coming right after the valve was tripped open would turn too hot but I set the supply valves to about the same position I would without the ShowerStart and the water was just about the right temperature. Neat device.
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      • Recommended
      So far so good
      I just got myself 2 different styles of this thermostatic value hot water saver. And I must say they sure do what the say they going to do. I turned the shower on all the way hot water. When the water gets hot and automatically shut off the water and then I'll walk right into the shower pull the little handle and there it goes nice warm shower. I have gotten 2 different styles of these hot water valve. Once to keep my existing shower head and the 2nd one is gonna replace my shower head. Take a look at the pictures
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