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Old 04-02-2015, 05:00 AM   #29
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I have a water sensor in the pan beneath the water heater connected wirelessly to our home alarm.
Now there is a HECK of an idea, they have thermostats that will email you if the humidity is too high in your house and you can set it from you phone or tablet.(Honeywell, I love it) I need to check into the water heater or AC pan overflow sensor.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:03 AM   #30
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How does a water heater get in an attic?

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Some building codes were as dumb as the people that wrote them. Why put an AC compressor in the attic, but that use to be code in FL.
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Old 04-02-2015, 05:31 AM   #31
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Same happened to us a few years back. WH on the second floor, I woke up to a dripping sound, went to check and walked into a couple inches of water. If I ever buy another home, the WH will not be upstairs. We were in hotel for a few months.
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Vance good luck. Moved our attic water heater to garage a couple of years ago after it started leaking but at least overflow pan caught most of it.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:18 AM   #33
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We have an overflow pan under the heater, in the attic and the one in the garage. I think this flow was too much for it to keep up with. We dread this month's water bill! The plumber said they have a water sensor that will automatically **** off water to the heater if it senses water in the pan. One will be installed with the replacement.
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Sorry you had a mess.

I don't get why people do not turn off the water before they leave. If it's hard to get to then adding a ball valve where the pipe is accessible is easy.

If I had a water heater above the basement I would have a drip pan with a drain hose leading outside the building. That way if water happened the neighbors would be able to warn me. ;-)
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We have an overflow pan under the heater, in the attic and the one in the garage. I think this flow was too much for it to keep up with. We dread this month's water bill! The plumber said they have a water sensor that will automatically **** off water to the heater if it senses water in the pan. One will be installed with the replacement.
They put the automatic shut off in the pan of my AC when it over flowed the first time. Just my luck, it didn't work and overflowed the following year causing almost the same amount of damage.
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Had a toilet get clogged and stuck running back in 2005. It was upstairs in the master bath and we left for the day not knowing what was going on. When we came home water was running out of our garage and down the driveway. Opened the garage door and it was raining cats and dogs from the ceiling.

We had just replaced all the flooring upstairs (carpet to wood) about 3 months before this happened. All of it ruined along with all the other damage to the downstairs.

Insurance company came the next morning. We got bids for everything. They cut us a check right away. They kept the claim open for over runs and they paid for us to stay in a extended stay hotel while the house was being repaired. It was a PITA but in the end we came out better than before the damage. The upgrades we did only cost us the materials and small amount of additional labor and we had a remodeled house (except the kitchen which was unharmed). Would I want to live through it again? NO!! But when you get a box of lemons, make lemonade and sit on the patio.
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