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Old 11-04-2013, 06:59 PM   #15
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I should have one in my shower when traveling with my grand kids. Years ago, in our class C and my daughter was pint sized, a bathroom faucet was left on one night at a good drip. Fortunately, we caught it when there was about a 1/4" of water in the shower so no spill. Three motorhomes later I asked if our new coach had tank alarms. Now for a few bucks I can have a happy looking alarm.


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Old 11-05-2013, 09:40 AM   #16
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We have a water alarm, cheap safety net. We also have a Floodstop system on our washer faucets. It sounds a really LOUD alarm when it detects moisture on the floor_after a washer hose burst in our case.

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Old 11-05-2013, 10:29 AM   #17
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The smell gives it away

We had a TT with a bathtub a long time ago and I used to store a few guitars in the tub. The smell of the grey water alerted us to the flood but one of my guitars was floating in somewhat aromatic water. The guitar recovered but the case was a goner.

Given how poorly tank monitors work most of the time I think it's easy to understand how this can happen. If you think it won't happen to you have you got a surprise comming.

For homes they make feed lines shut off if the line is reptured. Don't know how well they work and don't know if they shut off for anything less than a total break. The reviews on them are mixed.

There are moisture detectors that integrate into a home alarm system and send you an email when you have a flood. I've also seen kits to make your own version of these out of a $39 Rasberry-Pi computer and a handfull of parts but by the time you get it on your network you've spent about $60 each. In our case we would need 15 of them to cover all the possible leak points. Not to mention the hassle of keeping 15 Linux based computers updated and on the network....... The 'frog' is looking better and better!

We have a valve in the garage that turns off all of the water to the house except the sprinkler system. But I have to remember to use it!

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