Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: whistlenut On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:35 pm

Typical well is 175 to 250' around me. Water temps are 49 to 51 degrees, City water is moving and is 5' to 8' deep. A few degrees difference.
I remember back in the day at Biloxi, Mississippi at Keesler Air Force Base, water temp there was 88 degrees! Not much cost to make hot water.....dam, that was a hot summer to be in school. NO A/C back then either! :!: :!:
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Joeski On: Sat Nov 10, 2012 11:42 pm

Richard S. wrote:That's what we had to do here, but we used a mixing valve. It goes in the tank about room temperature. The water comes out of the well so cold here you'll get "frosty" glass right from the tap in summer.

That is a great. The town water I usually drink takes loads of ice to cool down. Basically fill the glass entirely with ice then add the water then wait 5 minutes or its not refreshing at all.
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:40 am

Cap wrote:How can well water be any colder than the underground which is 52F-54F? Can it?


I don't know what temp is cap, all I know is you get a lot of condensation on the glass right from the tap.
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Lightning On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 12:57 am

Mine is 50 degrees according to the meat thermometer.
My well is less than 25 feet..
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Short Bus On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 3:48 am

I have heat tape in my well or it will freeze, so I have cold water.
I difference in sweat problems may be related to the air change in the house, new houses with less air change.
I've contemplated using one of these valves on my toilet and my washing machine, the cold water in my system makes the warm water setting basically cold, in my washing machine.
I like the idea of flushing the toilet and that bringing the hot water to the sink faster, even though my plumbing system is small.
Joeski you started a good thread.
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: baddawg On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:08 am

WN said "1.6 gallon flushes in the new toilets never work on a single flush, so three gallons, plus for each event."

It's great that we have no choice but to buy these things that save water and end up using more then before. :flush: :wtf:
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: coalkirk On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:11 am

Richard S. wrote:
Cap wrote:How can well water be any colder than the underground which is 52F-54F? Can it?


I don't know what temp is cap, all I know is you get a lot of condensation on the glass right from the tap.


I've seen well water well below the 50's. Well lines from the well to the house should be at least 4' deep, even deeper in some climates I suppose. I was at a house where the cold water was about 40. Some how the well line didn't get buried deep enough and was being chilled by cold ground in winter.
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Poconoeagle On: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:51 am

right now on aol there is a cure for sweating toilets

they say to line the inside with old bubble wrap...... ;)
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:42 am

I plumb my toilets for hot water on purpose.

I am not sure about other people, but I have the rather unorthodox issue of needing warm water because being a guy, I go Number One a lot while standing up. When I undo my jeans an uncoil that bad boy...well after it goes below my knees, sometimes I have a hard time keeping her out of ye ole water. Hey I am not making this up, I have a bad back and it takes a lot to keep it above the rim, so I found it is much easier to just plumb hot water and let it be comfortable. Cold water makes it recoil I found, but maybe I am the only one with this issue?

:-)
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 8:15 am

Soooo, that would mean when you take a dump, or # 2, you must throw that "bad boy" over your shoulder so he won't drown???? :clap: toothy
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: GoodProphets On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:33 am

Maybe wrap around your waist. Or better yet tie to a ceiling joist to make it easier to get up :o
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:47 am

:lol: I'd stay away from public toilets then - don't want a case of the ... itchies ... :o :D

We have more of a problem with windows sweating in winter than toilets in summer. A/C keeps the humidity down, and I never open the windows unless the humidity outside is less than 60%. This place has so much moisture in it it's not even funny.

With my i/r thermometer, our well water is 54° - it's ice cold. 120' down the well till you hit water. My 4 year old pressure tank I bought from Home Depot already looks like a '76 Pinto in '78. :lol:

When I just the refrigerator water tap, it's so cold you can't drink it too fast .. or your head will explode. :lol: Must be in the low 30's by that point. I'll have to check that.
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: plumb-r On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 5:53 pm

My company has plumbed well over 1500 homes in the last 22 years, and the only time we ran hot water to a toilet it was by accident. Oh and the 1.6 toilets work ok you just can't cheap out when you by them. Kohler actually phasing out 1.6 toilets and going to 1.4 gallon. Water is going to dribble out of a faucet soon too. New government standards come out in 2014 for max. flow rates I think. :(
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: NoSmoke On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:02 pm

I loved it when they came out with the last regulations regarding toilets; they did studies and found out that due to poor flow rates, the same water usage was used because people just ended up flushing the toilets more often. :o

They found out the same thing when they were going to ban incandescent light bulbs...because of the slow start up design...something us snow-belters can all appreciate...people compensated by leaving the lights on longer thus ending up making the act a waste because more electricity was used keeping the so-called-efficient compact florescent bulbs on longer.

I am just a dumb sheep farmer, but I am thinking if government just leaves things alone, it will be for the best.

I have yet to see the government do something that they did not totally screw up!
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Re: Is there any reason to have hot water going to toilets?

PostBy: Lightning On: Tue Nov 13, 2012 6:14 pm

NoSmoke wrote:They found out the same thing when they were going to ban incandescent light bulbs...because of the slow start up design...something us snow-belters can all appreciate...people compensated by leaving the lights on longer thus ending up making the act a waste because more electricity was used keeping the so-called-efficient compact florescent bulbs on longer.


I can totally relate to that.. I always find myself leaving the 23 watt CFLs on :lol:
Where before I would turn the 100 watt incandescents off :!: :roll:
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