Electric Water Heater Heat Loop

Discussion in 'Water Heater Forum, Tanks' started by Earnie, Dec 30, 2009.

  1. Earnie

    Earnie New Member

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    I have a few questions on heat traps / heat loops.

    Are they worth the cost to install?

    Which is the better option, mechanical heat trap or passive loop?

    I have concerns that the mechanical heat trap will restict water flow. I can not find a 1" heat trap, only 3/4 inch. Would the loop be a better choice since it can be made of 1" pipe.

    If a loop is used, is it normally a circular loop of pipe or made with in a square with 90 degree elbows?

    Thanks.
     
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