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  1. JayEss

    Recirculating pump and thermostatic mixing valve - some questions

    That's what I thought, thanks! One more thing: My house is plumbed with PEX and the dedicated return line has a 1/2" copper stub-out. What's the "right" way to hook up the pump to that stub-out? From my understanding I don't want to sweat the copper stub-out since the heat can damage the PEX in...
  2. JayEss

    Recirculating pump and thermostatic mixing valve - some questions

    This is the manufacturer's installation diagram for the valve with a recirculation system:
  3. JayEss

    Recirculating pump and thermostatic mixing valve - some questions

    No idea - this was how it was set up when I bought the house and I haven't bothered to change anything yet.
  4. JayEss

    Recirculating pump and thermostatic mixing valve - some questions

    Just a plain old natural gas, 50-gallon water heater (Bradford White in case it matters). I have a mixing valve to effectively give my house more hot water, as a 50-gallon tank doesn't provide enough for us. I could replace the water heater with a larger one but that seems unnecessary since the...
  5. JayEss

    Recirculating pump and thermostatic mixing valve - some questions

    Hi everyone, I'm planning to add a recirculating pump on my hot water line, as it takes about a minute for the fixtures furthest away from the water heater to get hot water. I have a thermostatic mixing valve which I know makes things a little more complicated, but from my understanding it's...
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