It is often desirable to produce a continuous circulation in the distributing pipes so that hot water may be drawn from the faucets at once, without waiting for the cooler water in the pipe between the boiler and the faucet to run out

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Fig. 16.

This is accomplished by connecting a small pipe with the hot-water pipe near the faucet, and connecting it with the bottom of the boiler as shown in Fig. 17. This makes a circuit, and a constant circulation is produced by the difference in temperature of the water in the supply and circulation pipes.

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Fig. 17.