Domestic Hot Water Recirculation System

Water Circulation
Pumps & Circulators
Domestic Hot Water
Recirculation System
The Taco Hot-Link® System (HLS-1) for domestic hot water recirculation reduces the time it
takes for hot water comfort to reach showers and faucets. The Hot-Link System can save an
average family up to 12,000 gallons of water per year and it’s easy to retrofit to an existing
plumbing system.
Exclusive clean in
place undersink
valve design
©Taco Catalog #100-93
Supersedes: New
Effective Date: 07/17/14
Printed in USA
Features
delivers instant hot water
using existing plumbing system!
Features:
No wiring
Hot-Link®
Valve
Hot-Link®
Cartridge
Circulator
• Exclusive clean in place undersink valve design
- Extends valve life
- Reduces customer calls to replace “plugged” valves
• Creates a domestic hot water recirculation system without dedicated return loop piping
• Easy to retrofit to existing plumbing system
• Conserves water by greatly reducing the time it takes to get hot water
• Analog pump timer allows you to set the system to work during peak hours or to work continuously
• Includes Hot-Link® System
Cartridge Circulator, a Hot-Link bypass valve and flex hoses
• 3 Year Warranty
LEFT: No under-sink
electricity needed.
The Hot-Link Pump
is mounted at the
water heater.
From
Water
Heater
Hot-Link Valve Closed
To
Water
Heater
Hot-Link Valve Open
Typical Hot-Link® Schematic
Save Energy, Water and Time!
Link up to instant hot water comfort!
Installation is a snap. Uses existing plumbing.
Hot water without the waste!
The Taco Hot-Link® System for domestic hot water recirculation
reduces the time it takes for hot water comfort to reach showers
and faucets by recirculating “cooled” water back to the water heater;
hot water lines remain hot. The Hot-Link® System can save an
average family up to 12,000 gallons per year — water that
normally goes down the drain while waiting for hot water.
How the Hot-Link System works.
A quiet and efficient Hot-Link circulator is installed at the
water heater and a Hot-Link bypass valve is easily installed
at the faucet furthest away from the hot water heater. The
thermal disk technology tells the Hot-Link bypass valve
what to do. No under sink electricity is needed.
Hot-Link System is easy to install.
The Hot-Link System circulator is installed at the water
heater. Simply plug the 6’ power cord into any standard
Hot
120V electrical outlet; no electrician required. Everything
needed to install and operate the Hot-Link System is
included in the box. Simply set the Hot-Link circulator
timer to work during peak hours or to work continuously.
Benefits of the Hot-Link System.
Saves energy, water and time while providing instant hot
water comfort. What’s more, it’s made by Taco, known
by plumbing professionals as a world leader in high
quality hydronic components since 1920.
Cold
Hot
Cold
The Best Location
is furthest fixture
from Hot Water Heater
Optional Additional
Hot-Link® Valve Locations
(2) New 1/2”x1/2”
Taco® supplied flex lines
(female to female)
HOT
Hot-Link® includes (2)
plastic wall anchors
& screws
HOT
COLD
1/2”
COLD
1/2”
Shut-Off
Valve
Shut-Off
Valve
Use (2) existing 3/8” x 1/2”
female to female flex lines
CITY WATER SUPPLY
COLD WATER LINE
Hot-Link®
Cartridge
Circulator
HOT WATER LINE
Cold
Inlet
A Typical Installation
with a Mixing Valve
Water
Heater
Submittal Data # 101-148
Supersedes: New
Submittal Data Information
Hot-Link® System (For Domestic Hot Water Recirculation)
HLS-1 Includes:
Effective: 07/17/14
Dimensions & Weights:
Hot-Link Valve
Hot-Link Valve
Hot-Link Circulator
A
Connection
(2) Braided Flex Hoses
3/4” Bronze Union
1/2” MNPT
B
C
D
Ship Wt.
in.
mm
in.
mm
in.
mm
in.
mm
Lbs.
Kg
4
102
4-7/16
87
1-3/4
41
2-1/2
64
0.37
0.17
A
C
Materials of Construction
—Pump & Union
Casting (Volute)....................Stainless Steel
Stator Housing......................Steel
Cartridge...................................Stainless Steel
Impeller......................................Noryl
Shaft.............................................Ceramic
Bearings.....................................Carbon
O-Ring.........................................EPDM
Union...........................................Bronze
Materials of Construction
—Hot-Link Valve
Body.............................................Nylon
Thermal Disk Actuator......Bi-Metal
O-Ring Seals............................EPDM
Integral Flow Check (IFC®):
Body, Plunger................Acetal
O-Rings.............................EPDM
Screen.........................................304 SS
Stem.............................................Nylon
Actuator Cartridge..............Stainless Steel
Braided Flex Hoses..............Stainless Steel
B
D
MINIMUM AREA
REQUIRED TO
MOVE STEM
Hot-Link Circulator
A
B
C
in.
mm
in.
mm
in.
7-1/4
184
1-15/16
49
2
B
D
mm
in.
51 3-1/16
E
F
in.
mm
in.
mm
Lbs.
Kg
78
5-1/4
134
3-5/16
84
7.0
3.2
A
D
C
E
Certifications & Listings
FOR INDOOR
USE ONLY
Ship Wt.
mm
F
Electrical Data
Model
Hot-Link Circulator
Motor Type
Volts
Hz
Ph
Amps
RPM
HP
115
60
1
.52
3250
1/40
Permanent Split Capacitor
Impedance Protected
Taco Inc., 1160 Cranston Street, Cranston, RI 02920 / (401) 942-8000 / Fax (401) 942-2360
Taco (Canada) Ltd., 8450 Lawson Road, Unit #3, Milton, Ontario L9T 0J8 / (905) 564-9422 / Fax (905) 564-9436
www.taco-hvac.com