Deep in the heart of Southern California, there resides a castle. At the LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel at LEGOLAND California Resort, 250 deluxe LEGO Castle rooms with themes like Knights & Dragons, Royal Princess or Magic Wizard host many visitors from far-off lands, and CircuitSolver had a hand in delighting children of all ages.
At this magical 3-story hotel in Carlsbad, California, Ed Parisi, Plumbing Design Manager at ICS (Industrial Commercial Systems) installed CircuitSolvers in this construction project. “At ICS, CircuitSolver is our standard balancing valve for all projects,” Parisi notes.
The 250-room hotel is a U-shaped building and required exactly 99 3/4″ CSUA CircuitSolvers. ICS ordered these through Todd Pipe (now Reece) in San Diego.
“This is a typical installation with the CircuitSolvers installed at the end of each DHW branch before it ties into the circulating main,” Parisi says. “In this project, the furthest CircuitSolver was approximately 650 feet of piping away from the Mechanical Room.”
In the LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel, the domestic hot water mains followed the 1st floor corridor through the building and the branches served two or three-story stacks of rooms throughout the building.
“Time to tap, I have never seen a building so consistently deliver hot water that fast!” Parisi explains. “I’m impressed with the whole system.”
“Ordering the assembled CircuitSolvers allowed ICS to use less jobsite manpower and also enabled us to install every balancing valve correctly. There were no leaks, and I never had a callback during the warranty period. Nothing but hot water!” he says. “It’s a pleasure to use.”
“ICS used a Grundfos Magna3 circulator pump with an ECM motor set for proportional pressure control. This pump used with the CircuitSolvers provided an extremely efficient circulation system. The commissioning agent complimented the Domestic Hot Water System saying that he had never experienced a system with such consistently low “time to tap” readings. The owner’s maintenance supervisor also complimented the system,” Parisi explains.
The LEGOLAND® Castle Hotel project was completed in April of 2018 and was open to the public that same month.
Parisi was introduced to CircuitSolver in 2012 by Chrissy Hamm from Specification Sales in Ontario, CA. “Chrissy guided me through my first couple of orders and I have only ordered CircuitSolvers since then.
“CircuitSolvers are the premier balancing valves available. Reliable, stainless-steel construction, variable temperature settings available, and all the necessary components to satisfy the most stringent specifications and details. All that plus no manual setting required makes CircuitSolvers a great solution,” he says.
Read the full case study: Legoland Castle Hotel Case Study.