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Chilipepper CP6000 Hot Water Demand Pump

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  • Quick easy installation -Hooks up with hoses... no plumbing or soldering to do
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  • 5 Year Pro-rated Warranty
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Chilipepper CP6000 re-circulating pump. From the time the hot water tap is turned on, to the time hot water actually arrives, thousands of gallons are wasted down the drain. Chilipepper eliminates water waste and saves time by recirculating the initial cool water back through your existing cold water line. When the water at your tap is the desired temperature, the Chilipepper turns itself off- no waste. Chilipepper is compatible with all modern hot water systems, including tankless . Chilipepper costs about $2 per year to run. The Chilipepper instant hot water pump is a small powerful micro-processor controlled pump that installs under your sink. The brain of the Chilipepper is a tiny computer on a chip. The computer monitors the temperatures, timing, sensitivity adjustment input, and the control wire inputs and directs the pump what to do and when. When you push the start button, the Chilipepper CP6000 pumps the water in a big loop from the water heater through the hot water piping to the Chilipepper, and on through the cold water piping back to the water heater inlet. Your Chilipepper Model CP6000 includes: The Chilipepper Appliance A push button Two brass "T" fittings Two brass thread adaptors One brass hose adaptors (Not Attached) One washer for hose adaptors (Not Attached) Three black plastic check valve spacers * In Addition to the Above, you will need to purchase four Stainless Steel (SS) hoses (SS is not required but recommended) with cone style washers, two for connecting the T fittings to the shut-off valves, and two for connecting the Chilipepper to the T fittings. The T fittings are 3/8" OD Comp and the Chilipepper fittings are 1/2" FIP. The length and thread size of the hoses needed to complete the installation depends on the shut off valves under the sink.

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Technical Details
Part Number CP 6000
Item Weight6 pounds
Product Dimensions9 x 5 x 5 inches
Item model numberCP6000
Item Package Quantity1
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Best Sellers Rank #611,018 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight5.5 pounds
Date First AvailableFebruary 24, 2011
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32 of 33 people found the following review helpful By S. McKinley on June 1, 2011
I have bought 3 of these. The first one was from a hardware store, that appeared to be discontinuing them, and it was their last one. It appeared to be a return (hence the last one). After hooking it up, it worked, but made strange noises, and died after a few weeks. Undaunted, and thinking that this was just a bad return item, i got another, this time directly from the manufacturer. The 2nd one still was noisy, but made more consistent noises, and lasted about a year. It appears getting service from Mr Lund is not easy, and since the product is fairly cheap, and I ALREADY had the connections all setup, i decided to try a third one. Again made a lot of noise, and again only lasted about a year.

When they die, it appears some internal *water* connection goes bad, and water floods the device, shorting out the electrical connections, and flooding your cabinet/bathroom. The pump is definitely powerful, and does the job, when it is still working. But Mr Lund is obviously needs to work on durability. He sells these things based on features, a VERY strong web presence, and the 5 yr warranty. However, getting an RMA from them is a pain (they never respond), and the 5 yr warranty is *pro-rated*.

Next i will try a Taco or a MetLund (which uses a Taco pump). They don't have anywhere near the power, but they hook up on the OTHER side of the shut-off valve from the chilipepper, so they don't need to fight such a small valve, and thus don't need as much power.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By T.S. Maui on January 26, 2012
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Chapter 4: Received the new Chilipepper CP2011 at no cost to me from mfr. Looks to hook up simply, quite different looking than CP6000. Remains to be seen how it performs, but my experience here with customer service from Chilipepper folks has been outstanding. Nothing to gripe about. I see that if you look at the Amazon page for this product, the included picture is no longer of the CP6000, rather it is of the CP2011 although it's labeled CP6000. The pump in the picture actually sits down in a container with a slotted lid on it after all hookups are done and checks for leakage performed.
Chapter 3: Manufacturer says unit is kaput if the body is full of water -- I don't need to send it back -- they will send me the "new" model, CP2011, shipping today. The new model is reportedly based on their research and customer feedback and experience with the prior CP6000 unit. So far, I have nothing to complain about customer service -- all has gone well with their response.
This is a follow-up after owning the unit for 8 months. It wouldn't turn on today -- checked and it had tripped the ground fault interrupter circuit in the electrical outlet where it was plugged in. It continued to trip the circuit when trying to turn on again. Looked under the bathroom sink where Chilipepper was installed -- water on floor. Discovered that it was leaking water through the seams in the plastic body of the unit -- not leaking at the plumbing connections. After an email to Chilipepper Sales, I had a response back within an hour or so -- advised me to remove and ship to them (at my expense) -- they would inspect it for problems and, if defective, send me a new one.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By AstuteBuyer W. Batt on October 12, 2011
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UPDATE on 10/2/2012: Without getting any phone response from Chillipepper, I decided to just ship the unit back to the company's HQ in Nevada. Surprisingly, the unit was shipped back to me in about two months. I was quite skeptical about the "repair", but the unit is still working, after more than half a year. It is a truly useful item and has saved us lots of time and water.

If it would work always like this, this pump definitely deserves five stars. Unfortunately with all the negative reviews, one gets the sense that this is a well designed product but very poorly manufactured. For me, I don't mind paying extra for this wonderful device if it is manufactured under better quality control.

I am going to raise it to a 4-star for right now.

I hope that my unit will stay working for years to come.


Installation was easy. I just went to Home Depot and learned about "compression" vs. "Pipethread" fittings on plumbing parts. Spent about $20 on accessories.

I installed and was very very pleased with it while it worked. But after two days, I excitedly tried showing it to a friend. Pushing the red button started the motor for only a short second. It usually runs for about 30 seconds until the motor senses the hot water and shuts off). I repeated this several times. The faucet water was cold. So that there was no way that it stops because there was already hot water in the pipe. I thought "the thermometer in the pump could be defective".

The next day I took off the chilipepper from the plumbing and drained out all the water. Then I re-installed it. This time, to my initial delight, the motor ran. But I never pushed the button to activate it! The motor would never shut off.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Bob on June 19, 2012
I went through two Chili Pepper units (the first one failed within days, the second one about the time the warranty was up) before I realized they aren't constructed to last. The Taco brand unit I replaced them with isn't as fast (by mere seconds) and cost more than double the Chili Pepper but it is of commercial quality. In fact my Taco has been in place more than twice as long the C.P. with no issues at all. I use this pump many times each day to bring the temperature up for a water line that feeds three sinks, a shower, a dishwasher and washing machine.
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