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WaterQuick Tankless

Tankless Installation &
Operating Instructions

Step 1. Choose the appropriate place to install the pump and Flow Monitor:

WaterQuick Tankless can be installed in several different configurations. The circulation pump and Flow Monitor can be installed in either the cold water supply line or in the hot water line going out into the house.

Note: It is important that you take into consideration how the pump will be supported and where there is access to an electrical outlet.

Cold Water Line:

If you install the circulation pump and Flow Monitor in the cold water line it must be located on the pipe that is the sole supply of water for the tankless heater. If it supplies water to any other fixture it may lead to false activation of the pumping system.

Hot Water Line (preferred location):

The preferred location of the pump and Flow Monitor is in the hot water line out into the house. It does not need to be located next to the water heater but it needs to be located before the first hot water lateral.

The volute of the pump (silver part) can be installed in either a vertical or horizontal orientation. However the can (green part) must be installed in a horizontal orientation.

The orientation of the pump can be changed by unscrewing the 4 hex head bolts (circled in picture) that hold the can and volute together and rotating the can as necessary. The black electrical box with the 3 speed toggle switch does not need to be on top.

Pump orientation
Pump Orientation


Step 2. Turn off water heater:

Turn off the water heater.

Step 3. Turn off water:

Turn off the cold water supply line to the water heater.

Step 4. Drain the hot water lines:

Remove the caps on the water drain valves and turn the valves to allow water to drain from the water heater.

Note: If water continues to flow, check to make sure that the water has been completely turned off. If the valve does not shut off the water flow completely turn off the valve supplying water to the house or at the water meter.

Step 5. Cut the appropriate cold or hot water line and install pump and Flow Monitor:

Install pump and Flow Monitor into the water line using the appropriate fittings. We suggest using at least one union for ease of assembly.

Note: Make sure the arrows on the pump and Flow Monitor are pointed in the direction of water flow.

Step 6. Turn on water:

Once all of your connections are complete, replace caps on water drain valves and turn water back on. Check for leaks.

Step 7. Connect the pump and the Flow Monitor:

There are 2 toggle switches that controls the speed of the pump and how it works. The first toggle is located in the power cord and contains the connection box that the flow switch wire connects into.

Pump switch image

Connect the wire from the Flow Monitor to the connector in the electrical wire from the pump. Set toggle switch to the | (1 bar) setting.

Circulation pump switch

Set pump toggle switch to ||| (3 bars) setting for the highest speed.

Step 8. Plug the pump in:

Plug the pump into a properly grounded 110 vAC outlet.

Note: Route the cord away from any vents on gas, propane or oil fired water heaters.

Step 9. Test pump operation:

Turning on any hot water faucet in the house to start the pump. Turning off the faucet will stop the pump (assuming that the Bridge Valve has not been installed yet).

Note: If the Bridge Valve has been installed the pump will continue to run until 95°F water reaches the sink where the Bridge Valve is installed. The temperature sensor in the Bridge Valve will shut off and the water will stop flowing (unless a hot water faucet is open).


Bridge Valve™ Installation

Location:

Note: The Bridge Valve should be installed under the kitchen or bathroom sink at the farthest fixture from the water heater. Branched plumbing systems will need a Bridge Valve at the end of each line. Additional Bridge Valves are available at:

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Note: Do not use Teflon tape or pipe dope on Bridge Valve connections.

The Bridge Valve can be used with both 3/8" and 1/2" angle stops (the valves under the sink).

Bridge Valve installation picture
Bridge Valve installation

3/8" Angle Stop Installation:

  1. Turn off both the hot and cold angle stops (valves) below the sink
  2. Place the supplied washers in female end of adapters.
  3. Attach adapters to both "Cold Water Out" and "Hot Water Out" ports of the Bridge Valve. Tighten adapters finger tight plus a quarter turn with a wrench.
  4. Disconnect existing hot water supply line from the hot angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Hot Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  5. Disconnect existing cold water supply line from the cold angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Cold Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  6. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the hot water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Hot Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  7. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the cold water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Cold Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  8. Open both the hot water and cold water angle stops and check for leaks.
  9. If desired, the Bridge Valve can be mounted to the wall with the mounting screws.

1/2" Angle Stop Installation:

  1. Turn off both the hot and cold angle stops (valves) below the sink
  2. Place the supplied washers in female end of adapters.
  3. Attach adapters to both "Cold Water Out" and "Hot Water Out" ports of the Bridge Valve. Tighten adapters finger tight plus a quarter turn with a wrench.
  4. Disconnect existing hot water supply line from the hot angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Hot Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  5. Disconnect existing cold water supply line from the cold angle stop and connect it to the adapter installed on the "Cold Water Out" port of the Bridge Valve.
  6. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the hot water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Hot Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  7. Connect the new 1/2" x 3/8" flex hose to the cold water angle stop (3/8" side) and the "Cold Water In" port (1/2" side) of the Bridge Valve.
  8. Open both the hot water and cold water angle stops and check for leaks.
  9. If desired, the Bridge Valve can be mounted to the wall with the mounting screws.

Bridge Valve™ Operation

The following steps will determine if the Bridge Valve is operating correctly.

  1. Close the cold water angle stop (valve) below the sink.
  2. Quickly turn the hot water faucet on and then off to activate the pump.
  3. Open the cold water faucet.
  4. Water should flow from the faucet until warm water (95°F) reaches the Bridge Valve. The flow should gradually decrease until no water is coming from the faucet at which time the Bridge Valve has closed.

Electrical Information

Safety Warning

Warning: Risk of electrical shock.

This pump is supplied with a grounding conductor. To reduce the risk of electrical shock, be certain that it is connected only to a properly grounded grounding type receptacle.

The safe operation of this pump requires that it be grounded in accordance with the national Electrical Code and local government regulations.

Operating Instructions

To activate the WaterQuick Tankless hot water delivery system, simply turn on any hot water faucet in the house and quickly turn it off.

This will start the pump and within a few seconds you will have hot water everywhere in your home. The amount of time that you wait varies from home to home and is dependent on how far the sink is from the water heater, the size of your water pipes and how many turns there are in the water pipes.

WaterQuick Tankless - Hot Water Where You Want It, When You Want it!