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05:56AM | 10/24/04
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New home ready for me to plumb. Was thinking about some sort of simple recirculating hot water system. House is 1 story, plumbing run from under floor up to fixtures. If I run a return from furthest point of hot water line back to cold water inlet at tank (thru a check valve), would this be enough to recirculate or would I need a pump?

LonnythePlumber

03:36PM | 10/24/04
You're probably going to need a pump. Otherwise you need to grade your lines and use gravity. We usually tie into a tee at the boiler drain on the bottom of the heater. Run your lines and if it doesn't circulate then you can add the pump.
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