Our plumber came out last week to set the bathtub and install the tub faucets. He also connected the drains for our tub and shower. Meanwhile, Warren has been working on the home run manifolds for hot and cold water.
Part of the plumbing setup in the basement involves the installation of two DLJ single jet water meters. We get our water from a well, and homes that use wells don’t typically monitor water usage since they are not paying for water from a public supply. But I wanted to be able to track our total water usage and hot water usage separately. That’s why we have two meters.
The first meter is positioned after the pressure tank before the cold water manifold. This measures the total water consumption. The second is positioned at the hot water tank intake (cold water meters can’t be used for hot water). This will measure the total number of gallons that goes into the hot water tank to be heated.
These meters are very compact and we’re using the ones that enable remote data collection which I hope to setup in the future. Thanks to Erik at Erik’s Blog for the tip on the DLJ water meters. See his post, Got Monitoring? for more references to monitoring equipment.