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WQT Installation Instructions

WaterQuick Tankless Hot Water Circulation System

Please check the components carefully to make sure no damage has occurred to the WaterQuick Tankless Hot Water Circulation System.  Care should be taken to ensure that the pump is NOT dropped or mishandled (the pump will be damaged if dropped).

Note:   For the system to work properly the custom supply lines and custom angle stops must be installed.  Even though the angle stops may look like the existing valves they are not the same.  The new angle stops and supply lines have much larger openings which allow more water to be moved quickly.

Package contains the following (including Installation Instructions):

  • Pump
  • Flow Monitor (with extra washer)
  • 2 – custom stainless steel supply lines
  • 2 – custom angle stops (shut-off valves)
  • 1 – Bridge Valve  

 

Installation Instructions
Step 1:  Inspect your water heater supply lines 

If the supply lines are old and inflexible they will need to be replaced.

New 3/4" SharkBite water heater supply lines from your local home improvement store make replacement of old supply lines fast and easy.

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3/4" FIP x SharkBite Water Heater Supply Line

Step 2:  Turn off water heater 

Unplug or turn off water heater to make sure it does not come on during installation.

Warning:

Failure to follow procedures described in this document could have impact upon warranty and may cause inadvertent property damage.

Step 3:  Turn off water 

Turn off the water to the water heater.  

In most cases there is a valve located above the water heater in the cold water supply line.
Step 4:  Drain the hot water lines 

Turn on any hot water faucet in the house and let it run until the water stops flowing. Leave the faucet on for the duration of the installation. Drain remaining hot water using the hot water drain valves on the water heater.

Note: If water continues to flow, check to make sure that the water has been completely turned off. If the valve does not shut off the water flow completely, turn off the valve supplying water to the house or at the water meter.
Step 5:  Cut the water line where the pump is to be installed

Remove a section of pipe equivalent to the length of the pump and Flow Monitor assembled plus any extra length for required fittings.

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Red arrow points to the hot water supply line.

Remove cut section carefully to avoid spilling water.
Step 6:  Orientation of pump and Flow Monitor

Make sure the arrows on the pump and Flow Monitor are pointing in the direction of flow.

Correct installation of the pump can be either horizontal or vertical. Use proper straps for support if necessary.

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Vertical Installation Horizontal Installation
Step 7:  Complete connections and turn on water 

Make sure that a hot water faucet is turned on in the house and then slowly turn the water back on to the water heater. Check for leaks and repair as necessary. Leave the water running until all of the air has been purged from the water pipes. Turn off the faucet.

Step 8:  Connect Flow Monitor and Set Pump Speed

Connect Flow Monitor to the pump and set pump speed to the highest setting (3).  

Make sure rocker with is set on "Auto".

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Set rocker switch to "Auto" position. Set pump speed to "3".
Step 9:  Plug the pump in 

Plug the pump into a properly grounded 110 vAC outlet.

Note: Route the cord away from any vents.
Step 10:  Test pump operation 

Turning on any hot water faucet in the house to start the pump. Turning off the faucet will stop the pump (assuming that the Bridge Valve has not been installed yet).

Note:  If the Bridge Valve has been installed the pump will continue to run until 95°F water reaches the sink where the Bridge Valve is installed. The temperature sensor in the Bridge Valve will shut off and the water will stop flowing (unless a hot water faucet is open).

 

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