Patent Number: 8,820,653

Title: Water control fixture having bypass valve

Abstract: A water control fixture includes a fixture body in fluid communication with a pressurized supply of hot water and a pressurized supply of cold water. The fixture body interconnects the supply of hot water and the supply of cold water. The fixture body has a spout outlet configured to dispense water from the fixture body. At least one operating valve is coupled to the fixture body for controlling a flow of water to the spout outlet. A bypass valve is disposed in the fixture body for controlling a recirculating flow of water through the fixture body. The bypass valve blocks and permits recirculating flow from the supply of hot water to the supply of cold water based on a temperature of the water.

Inventors: Kempf; Dale (Manton, CA), Lum; Ken (Clovis, CA)

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International Classification: G05D 23/13 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 9/02/12018