On-Demand Hot Water in Kitchen

Kitchen Sink and the faucet that gets hot, eventually

5w2h – Recycle kitchen water from hot tap/faucet while warming up AND reduce time for heated water to reach tap/faucet

What: Recycle kitchen water from hot tap/faucet while warming up AND reduce time for heated water to reach tap/faucet

Why: Estimated waste 4 liters of water every time I run the hot water tap in the kitchen waiting for the water to reach the same temperature as it leaves the hot water tank.

When: 11/5/2018 measure volume, check water quality visually. Do this thrice.

Where: My kitchen, basement, hot water pipes, hot water tank

Who: Me

How: 1. Measure the volume of water wasted before it gets hot enough to use, 2. Save the water for reuse around the home (refill kettle and dogs water bowl), 3. Only refill kettle when

How Much: using a Tupperware 1 gallon jug (1416F-1) I ran the water it I’ll hot enough to use. Approximately just over 1 gallon of water flowed from hot water faucet in 2 mins. I repeated this test an hour later with similar results maybe a little more water before hot enough to wash hands and dishes.