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Bridge Valve™ Installation and Operation

Bridge Valve™ Installation and Operation

Location:

The Bridge Valve should be installed under the kitchen or bathroom sink at the farthest fixture from the water heater. Branched plumbing systems will need a Bridge Valve at the end of each line. Additional Bridge Valvesare available at www.FasterHotWater.com.

Note: Do not use Teflon tape or pipe dope on Bridge Valve connections.

The Bridge Valve can be used with both 3/8" and 1/2" angle stops (the valves under the sink).


3/8" Angle Stop Installation:

  1. Turn off both the hot and cold angle stops (valves) below the sink
  2. Place the supplied washers in female end of adapters.
  3. Attach adapters to both "Cold Water Out" and "Hot Water Out" ports of the Bridge Valve. Tighten adapters finger tight plus a quarter turn with a wrench.
  4. Disconnect existing hot water supply line from the hot angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Hot Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  5. Disconnect existing cold water supply line from the cold angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Cold Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  6. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the hot water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Hot Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  7. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the cold water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Cold Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  8. Open both the hot water and cold water angle stops and check for leaks.
  9. If desired, the Bridge Valve can be mounted to the wall with the mounting screws.

1/2" Angle Stop Installation:

  1. Turn off both the hot and cold angle stops (valves) below the sink
  2. Place the supplied washers in female end of adapters.
  3. Attach adapters to both "Cold Water Out" and "Hot Water Out" ports of the Bridge Valve. Tighten adapters finger tight plus a quarter turn with a wrench.
  4. Disconnect existing hot water supply line from the hot angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Hot Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  5. Disconnect existing cold water supply line from the cold angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Cold Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  6. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the hot water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Hot Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  7. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the cold water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Cold Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  8. Open both the hot water and cold water angle stops and check for leaks.
  9. If desired, the Bridge Valve can be mounted to the wall with the mounting screws.

Bridge Valve™ Operation

The following steps will determine if the Bridge Valve is operating correctly.

  1. Close the cold water angle stop (valve) below the sink.
  2. Quickly turn the hot water faucet on and then off to activate the pump.
  3. Open the cold water faucet.
  4. Water should flow from the faucet until warm water (95°F) reaches the Bridge Valve. The flow should gradually decrease until no water is coming from the faucet at which time the Bridge Valve has closed.

Electrical Information

Safety Warning

Warning: Risk of electrical shock.

This pump is supplied with a grounding conductor. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, be certain that it is connected only to a properly grounded grounding type receptacle.

The safe operation of this pump requires that it be grounded in accordance with the national Electrical Code and local government regulations.

 

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