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Old 12-20-2019, 08:42 AM
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I have been in the Villages since September, loving every minute! We purchased a home, 6 years old, and I have a question: Does anyone else have a problem with the hot water taking several very long minutes of running at full force to get hot water to the master bath and kitchen? The guest bath is closer to the garage and does not seem to have this problem. Seems like a big waste of water
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Old 12-20-2019, 06:14 PM
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Yes. In our previous house we had an instant hot water thing (which was already installed when we bought the place) that I liked but hubby hated so we never used it. In this house it also takes a full minute or two for the shower water to get hot. Yes, it is a waste of water. Others can tell you more about the instant hot water systems (where to buy, cost to install, etc.)

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I have been in the Villages since September, loving every minute! We purchased a home, 6 years old, and I have a question: Does anyone else have a problem with the hot water taking several very long minutes of running at full force to get hot water to the master bath and kitchen? The guest bath is closer to the garage and does not seem to have this problem. Seems like a big waste of water
Simple physics. The farther the hot water has to travel from the hot water heater the longer it will take to get there..
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:03 PM
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OP, do a search on this site, this subject has been discussed many times with lots of comments and information.
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You need a hot water circulating pump. Probably $500 installed. Be sure to get one with a timer.
see https://www.amazon.com/recirculating...hot+water+pump for some ideas.
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Old 12-20-2019, 10:16 PM
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I have been in the Villages since September, loving every minute! We purchased a home, 6 years old, and I have a question: Does anyone else have a problem with the hot water taking several very long minutes of running at full force to get hot water to the master bath and kitchen? The guest bath is closer to the garage and does not seem to have this problem. Seems like a big waste of water
Read all about the Watts Circulation pump. There are many posts about it in this thread from 2018. We can not live without the Watts circ pump.......

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yes we had the same problem so I installed a circulating pump added beside my hot water tank. This pump has a timer on it and it continually pumps the hot water thru the system
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While waiting for hot water fill a bucket will cooler water and water your plants..
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It’s the distance from the hot water tank
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while waiting for hot water fill a bucket will cooler water and water your plants..
Ahhhhh, nope.
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Default Pipes should have been insulated

The real waste is running many feet of pipe through concrete without being insulated. If I shut off my water to lather up, three minutes later my water is already cold again. Had they installed some simple insulation around the pipes, a lot less energy would have been wasted. Hardly anything drains heat away faster than concrete.

I am a snowbird with a basement up north. Even in our basement, all of the hot water pipes are insulated to conserve energy.
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Get a recirculating hot water pump. It is terrific and has a timer to run the hours you want.
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The real waste is running many feet of pipe through concrete without being insulated. If I shut off my water to lather up, three minutes later my water is already cold again. Had they installed some simple insulation around the pipes, a lot less energy would have been wasted. Hardly anything drains heat away faster than concrete.

I am a snowbird with a basement up north. Even in our basement, all of the hot water pipes are insulated to conserve energy.
Let's be clear. The pipes are not in the concrete. They are in the soil below the concrete.
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we had the circulator put in with the timer....hot water at the kitchen sink is now almost instant.
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You need a hot water circulating pump. Probably $500 installed. Be sure to get one with a timer.
see Robot Check for some ideas.
I'd rather waste a minute of water than spend $500 (plus recurring electricity costs) for a hot water circulator.
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