The other poster's comment, above, is not with regard to safety but
rather temperature of the cold water available when this system is used.
In our home we have hard water and thus have a water softener. I have
never cared for the taste of softened water for drinking. Will I
occasionally take a drink to wash down an aspirin? Sure. Will I use it
several times per day to "brush and flush?" Yep.
With the Watts recirculator installed, I have one additional reason not
to drink it and that is that the first glass of "cold" water comes out
lukewarm to warm. Not hot.
On Sunday, September 28, 2014 7:40:13 AM UTC-4, Unquestionably Confused wrote:
It's not just the temperature, it's that water from a water heater typically
tastes like crap. I would never drink it, unless I had to. It's also one of
the reasons I gave up on the instant hot water dispenser for the kitchen sink.
It was convenient, but the water quality was crap and they don't last more than
a few years. An electric kettle is fast and uses fresh cold water.
One of the first things I did when I moved in was insultate the hot
water line, but I could only get to the part in the basement. The 15
feet or so going up and across were beyond my reach.
And what I did accomplished nothing. I'll wash up at the sink once in
the morning. Then 4 or 8 hours later, lunch or dinner (and probably not
lunch since even when home, I normally have no reason go upstairs) no
matter how well insulated the pipe, the water will still be room
Then maybe 4 hours after dinner, I take a bath. The bath faucet is big
enough so that it takes less time, or for some other reason, I don't
mind waiting for the bath or shower, water to turn hot.
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