||01-18-2010 12:12 PM
Recirculating hot water
I just replaced my son's 50 gal natural gas hot water heater. I thought it would be a cinch until I realized the previous hwh had another copper line(1/2') running from the lower water valve (clean out). As I had never seen this type of installation and after asking many questions I learned this additional line was a gravity hot water return line used to assist in delivering faster hot water in a master bath addition.
My problem now is the hot water to the master bath takes a long time to heat since the new hwh was installed. I tried to hookup system exactly like the old one. I even installed a new check valve and lever turn off. Is there a way I can verify my installation process? HELP?