On Sat, 11 Mar 2006 00:21:22 +0000, Vaughn Simon wrote:
> "Gooey TARBALLS" <tarballs@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
>> Those little pumps that circulate between Water Heater and Tub, Sink, Shower
>> are also something to consider up front. Saves running cold down the drain
>> 'till the hot reaches the outlet.
> Actually if you do it right, you don't need the pump because you can use
> convection circulation. The trick is to run the supply pipe high and the
> pipe down under the floor. That said, those systems may save water, but
> COST energy because you have much higher heat loss from your constantly-hot
> pipes. Myself, I would rather have my hot water stored in the tank where it
> nicely insulated, I can wait a few seconds for it to make the trip to my tap.
Or, you could insulate your pipes.