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
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.