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Old 12-20-2014, 09:02 AM   #1
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I purchased a house that was built in 2002 that has two 40 gallon hot water heaters in the attic with a hot water circulator. The circulator works, but it only appears to work with the bathroom farthest from the hot water heaters. Is that possible? Did the original homeowner go cheap and only use it for the farthest bathroom? The kitchen sink which is very close to the hot water heaters takes 20+ seconds for hot water, while the farthest bathroom is instant. The issue doesn't bother me, but it does make me curious. Thanks in advance.

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Old 12-20-2014, 09:37 AM   #2
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has two 40 gallon hot water heaters in the attic with a hot water circulator.
The circulator works, but it only appears to work with the bathroom farthest from the hot water heaters. Is that possible?
Of course. That's the only water user than needs the extra help.

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Old 12-20-2014, 11:32 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I had just assumed that circulator would allow all hot water faucets to have quick access to hot water.
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Not unusually to just do it to the most distant bath only.
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If piped in correctly and the system is looped properly you should have hot water on demand at all hot water fixtures
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If piped in correctly and the system is looped properly
you should have hot water on demand at all hot water fixtures
But like 99% of homes and fixtures...
the house pressure should be adequate without pump assistance
and the distance from the WH to the faucets is modest.

That last factor (distance) is the problem the OP has
but only with one of probably 5 faucet sets

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