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    Power-Pipe 3-inch Diam, 48-inch Long (Price includes drain connectors)

    Model # R3-48|Store SKU # 1000698161

    Overview

    Model # R3-48 Store SKU # 1000698161

    At 20-30% of home energy consumption, water heating is the 2nd highest energy demand. The Power-Pipe can dramatically cut water heating costs and reduce total home energy consumption by 5-10%.* It works by using outgoing warm drain water to heat incoming cold fresh water so your water heater doesn't have to work as hard. The Power-Pipe will typically pay for itself in 2 to 10 years, and even faster after Government or Utility grants. The Power-Pipe's performance has been tested in accordance with the CSA B55.1 standard and independently verified by Intertek. Additionally, the Power-Pipe is safe for drinking water, requires no maintenance, has no moving parts, increases effective hot water capacity, extends water heater life, and can be used with any type of plumbing system. Furthermore, Power-Pipe technology is proven, practical, affordable, and in use in many thousands of homes. A Power-Pipe will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1 ton/year per household in the average family

    1. For 3-inch drain pipe and requires a vertical drain pipe length between fittings of 51-inch
    1. Lowest cost and shortest payback amongst energy-saving water heating technologies
    1. NOTE: According to CSA testing with the R3-60, performance is proportional to efficiency
    1. For 3-inch drain pipe and requires a vertical drain pipe length between fittings of 51-inch
    1. All residential (R-series) units include matching drain connectors and connect easily to a >-inch fresh water line.

    Specifications

    Dimensions

    Assembled Depth (in inches)
    7
    Assembled Height (in inches)
    48
    Assembled Weight (in lbs)
    21.6
    Assembled Width (in inches)
    4
    Packaged Depth (in inches)
    7
    Packaged Height (in inches)
    52
    Packaged Weight (In lbs)
    28
    Packaged Width (in inches)
    4

    Details

    Certified
    Yes
    Country of Origin
    CA-Canada

    Warranty / Certifications

    The manufacturer will repair or supply an equivalent replacement drain-water heat recovery system in the event that the unit is found to be defective within the warranted period of 10 years from the date of manufacture.
    3-inch Diam, 48-inch Long (Price includes drain connectors)3-inch Diam, 48-inch Long (Price includes drain connectors)At 20-30% of home energy consumption, water heating is the 2nd highest energy demand. The Power-Pipe can dramatically cut water heating costs and reduce total home energy consumption by 5-10%.* It works by using outgoing warm drain water to heat incoming cold fresh water so your water heater doesn't have to work as hard. The Power-Pipe will typically pay for itself in 2 to 10 years, and even faster after Government or Utility grants. The Power-Pipe's performance has been tested in accordance with the CSA B55.1 standard and independently verified by Intertek. Additionally, the Power-Pipe is safe for drinking water, requires no maintenance, has no moving parts, increases effective hot water capacity, extends water heater life, and can be used with any type of plumbing system. Furthermore, Power-Pipe technology is proven, practical, affordable, and in use in many thousands of homes. A Power-Pipe will reduce greenhouse gas emissions by up to 1 ton/year per household in the average family
    Power-Pipe
    1000698161
    CAD545
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    3-inch Diam, 48-inch Long (Price includes drain connectors) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 5.
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    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I installed a similar unit a decade ago. It will last forever. It has no moving parts. It uses... I installed a similar unit a decade ago. It will last forever. It has no moving parts. It uses no electricity. The physics behind it is simple. Do it. It is a winner. But I'd check the web for different sizes and prices. The longer the unit, the better, obviously.
    Date published: 2019-08-20
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Real energy saver I purchased one from HD as part of The Ontario energy saving plan upgrade program in 2009. I bought the 60 inch size as I maximized the amt of heat recovery. I can't get over how efficient it is. I installed it myself in about 2 hrs and ran it directly into my hot water tank. I insulated the power pipe and the copper pipes going in and out of it. Water going into bottom of the unit is cold but when it comes out the top it is nice and warm right into HWT. This is after you have say a shower or dishwasher being used. It saves energy by preheating the water which saves wear and tear on the hot water tank. Definitely a must have.
    Date published: 2017-01-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well made product More efficient than all competitors, better design. Thank you home depot for carrying it!
    Date published: 2013-04-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must buy! I'm very satisfied with my purchase! Product is well built and was easy to install. (sadly they didn't have instructions in the box) I know I'll be saving $$$ from now till I sell my house. Does make a big temperature change from when it enters to where it exit the pipe to the hot water heater.
    Date published: 2011-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Review of the 48" Power-Pipe After hearing about the Power-Pipe and its benefits, I decided to purchase one at the store. Found that I could only order it online. Being overly cautious, I did and it arrived quickly and painlessly. Although my box didn't come with instructions, I was able to find them on the Power-Pipe website with ease. Installation was for the most part a breeze. Cut out existing pipe, install rubber sleeves, install Power-Pipe and tighten clamps. Tested seals first before connecting cold water lines = OK. The only part I disliked was the 3/4" inlet and outlet copper pipes were bent when manufactured. This caused a problem with the quick connect pieces I used which leaked when installed. I therefore installed a pre-soldered coupler and 6" extension 3/4" straight pipe. This solved the problem. Took some pictures as shown. Before I wrapped the Power-Pipe, I measured the incoming cold water at ~11deg C and the outgoing warmed water at ~21deg C. I was able to hook up both my showers to this one drain and with a 5 person household, I am looking at some good savings and longer hot water usage from my tank. This installation to me is a no brainer & payback should be fast!
    Date published: 2008-03-29
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