Case Studies - November 2019

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Module enables instant hot water

Problem: A couple in Concord, North Carolina, moved from their home of 30 years that had a tank-style water heater into a new home with a tankless water heater. After moving into their new house and waiting “forever” for hot water, they sought a solution to again have instant hot water.

Solution: A local plumber installed a WaterQuick Premiere circulation system with a custom Grundfos pump and a high-volume bridge valve. The plumber then added a Constant Hot Water Module from Faster Hot Water, which turns on the pump every 15 minutes. If the bridge valve is closed, the pump goes back to sleep. If it is open (water temp below 95 degrees F), the pump rushes hot water out until the bridge valve closes.

Result: Now when any hot-water faucet is turned on, they have hot water in a matter of seconds, not minutes. 619-822-1843; www.fasterhotwater.com.


Company innovates with above-floor plumbing and grinder for outdoor bathroom

Problem: ToddPod builds outdoor shower stalls and bathrooms in various models and configurations. Of course, these enclosures need a way to handle plumbing. Dawn Samuels, ToddPod owner, described one customer’s experience with the showers. “The gentleman lives in Waretown, New Jersey, right on the shoreline and loves hosting outdoor parties during the summer. His home also happened to be built with an outdoor showerhead, so an enclosure was a natural fit,” Samuels explains.

Solution: The outdoor enclosure was built to accommodate the Sanicubic 1 grinding system, in conjunction with the round-front toilet bowl made of vitreous china from Saniflo. This heavy-duty grinder was chosen for its ability to handle the accidental flushing of sanitary articles, such as feminine products, baby wipes, dental floss, etc. “In an outdoor setting, especially if there’s a large party, you never know what guests will flush down the toilet,” Samuels says. “The grinder will handle even the toughest flushes.” The enclosure and plumbing were installed on the property during the summer of 2017. The grinding unit pumps wastewater from a toilet, sink and shower 12 vertical feet and 30 horizontal feet to the sewer line.

Result: “The unit works just like it’s supposed to for him, and he has already enjoyed many outdoor get-togethers thanks to the outdoor enclosure,” Samuels says. “The ability to install an outdoor bathroom simply and affordably opens up a whole range of possibilities for customers not wishing to spend a fortune on improving their lifestyles.”

800-571-8191; www.saniflo.com.



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