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    DIY Junior Member vman's Avatar
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    Not sure what forum this would fall in. But does anyone use or recommend any "water sensor" that alerts you if your basement starts to flood or major collection of water?

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    There are probably kits to build these. And plenty of circuits for this on
    http://www.electro-tech-online.com/

    In principle you could hook one up to shut off your main water supply if water is detected but an electrically-operated shut off valve costs a half a kilobuck or so.

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    Hopefully members with experience with this valve can weigh in:

    Taco WAGS valve

    Wags Valve
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    For the cheapest option that does not give false alarms and leave your wife clueless as how to turn the water back on, I use one of these.



    The simplest solution is often the best one.

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    I use the watercop system to stop plumbing leaks. Its expensive, but I like all the functionality. It's nice to have a switch at the top of the basement stairs to turn off all water, It also can connect to other security or control systems. I got mine after moving the laundry to the second floor and finishing the basement. The convincing thing was when my daughter propped a glass in the frig water dispenser and forgot it, then went to school for 8 hrs. Around the same time, I had a friend have a PRV fail and have 125 psi break a plastic part in the water softner and ruin his basement.

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