Power Pipe Really Work?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Greatwhitewing, May 13, 2011.

  1. Greatwhitewing

    Greatwhitewing New Member

    MA, United Staes
    Looking at a 60"-72" long 2" power pipe hooked up to my shower only in a wall on the first floor between the shower on second floor and basement where the boiler is.

    Does the thing really work as advertised? http://www.renewability.com/general/residential.html

    We have 4-5 people showering every day. Installing a Viessmann oil VR1-22 and Superstor 45 gallon indirect soon.

    Or is there better ways to save oil? Also insulating all the hot pipes I can access.

    Posted here because this is the busiest forum.


    Last edited by a moderator: Feb 9, 2013
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

    Cave Creek, Arizona
    Your shower water will be 120 degrees or less and that will only be while the water is running. I cannot imagine a "40% savings" given the limited amount of heat transfer area in the actual device, and the inequality of the velocities of the pressurized water and the gravity drain..
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