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    DIY Junior Member emshamrell's Avatar
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    Default Taco pump 006-BC4

    Just had a Taco recirc pump with timer installed , finally after 9 years we have hot water quickly on the second story of our home. My concern is the pump housing is so HOT. It is much hotter than the hot water line leading into the pump. I cannot touch it for more than 2 seconds. Is this a fire hazard? Yes i asked the plumber who installed and he said they tend to run hot. Am i over concerned?

    Thanks for your help

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    In the Trades Tom Sawyer's Avatar
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    Yes, they run hot. Yes, you are overconcerned.
    [B]No, plumbing ain't rocket science. Unlike rocket science, plumbing requires a license[B]

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    Moderator & Master Plumber hj's Avatar
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    Have you ever tried to set fire to paper with hot water? Actually, you can boil water over a campfire in a paper cup, but not a stryofoam one. The pump CANNOT get over 212 degrees, if even that hot, as long as there is water in the pump.
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