HOT water waste????
One of the jobs that I have is working for a large company here in RI. They are trying to reduce cost a number of ways like reducing waste. It seems that some of the toilets and urinals have hot water supplies. Is there any reason that this should be hooked up in this manner? Just wondering any help would be appreciated.
Hot water is mixed w/the cold to prevent condensation on the fixtures(and water dripping to the floor) during humid summers.
Are you sure it's ALL hot water? OR is it "tempered" water, as Jock suggested?
Could be the toilets were sweating, and someone just hooked them up to hot water because they were too lazy/cheap to do it right.........
Common sense isn't very common.
I tend to think that it is hot water that has not been mixed as I'm sure those who did the work probable could care less. Thanks for the info, I'll follow up with someone that might at least look into it.
Thanks again turtleboy
When I was a kid, we had a new hot water heater installed in the house. The plumber, under the influence of something in a bottle, managed to install the water heater into the cold lines. So, in the morning, if you were the fourth kid to use the john, you learned a whole new meaning to "steamed buns". Sure felt good on a cold winter day, though. Only lasted two days, till we got him back.
I intentionally installed "tempering valves" for my toilets. City water comes in at 39F (4 in Canadian dollars) so toilets can defintely sweat most of the year. These tempering valves mix 50/50 hot/cold and are installed inside the wall. As a retrofit, you could put one in the sink base cabinet and then run a flex line out to the toilet. About $15 at Home Depot. At least at the Anchorage one.
Although a "tempering valve" for a hydronic system would also work (Watts and Taco both make them), they have adjustable output temperatures and cost $65-85. Probably overkill, although dialing them up and down, seasonally, would save a little heat. But I figure that in the low-humidity winter, it isn't wasted heat anyway, since the heat is released within the building envelope.
If you ever had to use an old-fashioned outhouse in cold weather, you would certainly appreciate a warmed seat.
And I don't know about the rest of you guys, but i find it very disruptive to have a urinal flush with cold water while I'm using it (G)
Doc - The Old Cynic
Yeah I agree about the out house. turtle
I was stand'n at one of those big older urnals one time.. and mentioned... "wow this water sure is cold".... dude at the urnal next to me said "yeah and it's deep too"
A buddy and I pulled that routine one night at the tavern. He was on the left utensil, I was on the right, and the guy in the middle - - half in the bag - - peed all over himself, the floor, and almost on us too trying to see for himself.
Laughed so hard I almost got him back
Doc - The Old Cynic