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IS-N170-M2

Series N170-M2
Hot Water Extender Tempering Valves

§Basic Installation
To Fixture

From Cold Supply


ATTENTION INSTALLER: After installation,
To Model
L111 or MMV please leave this Instruction Sheet for Adjusting
occupant’s information. Lock Nut Screw
Thermometer
Tempered 140°F *†

Cold

*† No. N170-M2 180°F 8" to 12" CSA/ASME T&P Valve


Cold

Tempering
Valve Thermostat
ASME Pressure Assembly
Relief Valve

Shutoff Valves
(on both hot
and cold inlets) Series 600 Check
Valves (on both hot Storage
and cold inlets) Tank Water Heater
or Cold Hot
Drain
Hot Water Boiler
Minimum Flow Requirements to
Maintain Set Temperature
for N170-M2 Series Model N170-M2
Valve Size gpm
3⁄ " thru 2" 8 to 9
4

Installation Instructions * WA R N I N G :
Watts Hot Water Extender Tempering Valves cannot be used for tem-
The installation drawing above shows the correct method of pering water temperature at fixtures. Severe bodily injury (i.e., scald-
installing the Series N170-M2 Hot Water Extender Tempering ing or chilling) and/or death may result depending upon system
Valves. IMPORTANT: Valve must be trapped as shown. water pressure changes and/or supply water temperature changes.
Valve should never be placed in an area in which the ambient ASSE standard 1016 listed devices such as Watts Series MMV and
temperature is higher than the mixed water setting. L111 valves should be used at fixtures to prevent possible injury.
The Watts Hot Water Tempering Valves are designed to be installed at or
§ For two temperature installation see reverse side.
near the boiler or water heater. They are not designed to compensate
for system pressure and/or temperature fluctuations and should not be
used where ASSE standard 1016 devices are required. These Watts
Start Up Requirements valves should never be used to provide “anti-scald” or “anti-chill” serv-
ice. Only the N170L (low temperature) model may be used in a radiant
The cold water supply line to tempering valve should always be heat application; other models of this valve must not be used in radiant
opened first to prevent possible thermostat damage. heat applications. When installing the N170L valve in a radiant heat
To change the temperature of the water, loosen the Lock Nut to application, the components of the radiant heat system must be of
free the Adjusting Screw. Turn clockwise to attain cooler water materials with a construction capable of withstanding the high limit out-
put temperatures of the heating boiler. If you are uncertain as to the
and counterclockwise to attain hotter water. A full turn of the product’s adaptability for your application, please consult an authorized
Adjusting Screw is equal to approximately 10°F. Watts recom- representative before installing or using the product.
mends that a temperature gauge be installed on the tempered
line and be checked at least monthly under normal flow condi- CAUTION. Need for Periodic Inspection: Periodic inspection
tions. The gauge may be installed in the tempered line at least 6 ! by a licensed contractor is recommended. Corrosive water
ft. away from the tempering valve. conditions, temperatures over 210°F, unauthorized adjust-
ments or repair could render the valve ineffective for service
• The adjustment temperature range for Model N170-M2 intended. Regular checking and cleaning of thermostat
is 130°F – 180°F. assembly helps to assure maximum life and proper product
function. Frequency of cleaning depends upon local water
• For proper operation do not exceed 210°F inlet conditions.
temperature.
* Heat trap is recommended.
• Valve should be installed by a licensed contractor.
† Valves listed to ASSE Standard 1016 such as the Watts L111,
Model N170L-M2 USG or MMV should be used at point of delivery.
NOTE: For lower tempered water at or below 130°F, use low
temperature Model N170L-M2 which provides water at a tem-
perature range between 100°F – 130°F.
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Series N170-M2
Hot Water Extender Tempering Valves
Installation Instructions for
A Two Temperature Recirculating Hot Water Supply System
Series To Fixture
IMPORTANT: Valve must be installed MMV
Cold Water Supply
trapped as shown. (See reverse side Recirculation System 1
for recommended minimum gpm flow To MMV, USG-B or L111
requirements.) Thermometer then to fixtures

The sketch illustrates a two-temperature


(180°F and 140°F) hot water supply
system with a Series N170-M2 valve

Tempered Water Supply


Hot Water Supply
Aquastat
and recirculating line for maintaining

Cold Water
approximate fixture water temperatures in WATTS CSA/ASME

Supply
Temperature & WATTS
the mains. Because very little hot water is Series Circulator
Pressure Relief Valve
required to maintain the low temperature in 600
WATTS Check
the mains (usually 140°F), a relatively small B-6000 Valves
capacity recirculator can generally be Ball
specified. The minimum flow requirements Valve
must be maintained between 8 and 9

Recirculation Loop
DrainTube WATTS
Water
gpm. Providing the heat loss from the pip- Heater
Series
ing is not too great (long runs of hot water 600
WATTS Check
piping should be insulated) standard circu- Series 1170†* Valves
lators are usually adequate. However, each
installation should be evaluated for its own
recirculation requirements of gpm and pipe
resistance.
To MMV, USG To Fixture
*See warning on reverse side. or L111 then
**NOTE: Recirculating control aquastat to fixtures
Cold Water Supply
must be set at least 5°F to 10°F lower Thermometer MMV
than the temperature setting of the Series
Tempered Water 140°

N170-M2 valve, otherwise the recirculator High


will run continually. Aquastat must be used Aquastat Temperature
Hot Water
to maintain water to fixtures at a desired WATTS CSA/ASME
Cold Water Supply

temperature and to eliminate temperature WATTS Temperature &


Series Pressure Relief Valve
override during no draw periods. Circulator
600
Check
† Valves listed to ASSE Standard 1016 Valves Shut
such as the Watts L111, USG or MMV Off
Valve
should be used at point of delivery. 8"-12"
HeatTrap†* Drain Tube
* Heat trap is recommended. Water
Heater
Watts or Boiler
Series WATTS Series 600
N170†* Check Valves

WATTS Series
Hot Water Return 600 Check Valve Note: Water Heaters may be direct or indirect fired.
Recirculation System 2
Circulator Typical Two Temperature System with High
Aquastat
Temperature Hot Water Recirculation Line

Limited Warranty: Watts Regulator Co. (the “Company”) warrants each product to be free from defects in material and workmanship under normal usage for a period of one year from the date of
original shipment. In the event of such defects within the warranty period, the Company will, at its option, replace or recondition the product without charge.
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MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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or consequential damages, including without limitation, lost profits or the cost of repairing or replacing other property which is damaged if this product does not work properly, other costs resulting from
labor charges, delays, vandalism, negligence, fouling caused by foreign material, damage from adverse water conditions, chemical, or any other circumstances over which the Company has no control.
This warranty shall be invalidated by any abuse, misuse, misapplication, improper installation or improper maintenance or alteration of the product.
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