(206) 949-5683, Top Rated Plumber, Seattle
Results 1 to 7 of 7

Thread: Laundry water auto shutoff

  1. #1

    Default Laundry water auto shutoff

    Is anyone familiar with a device that attaches to the hot and cold water supplies for the washing machine. If water is detected it shuts the water off.

    I am looking a brand that works well.


    Thanks
    Peter D

  2. #2
    Plumber jimbo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    San Diego
    Posts
    9,001

    Default

    There are many devices available. They use some type of sensor which sits on the floor and connects to solenoid valves. Google on water-shut off and similar terms. You will find them.

  3. #3
    General Contractor Carpenter toolaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Marin Co. Ca.
    Posts
    829

    Default i use a watts valve

    buy the one that has the water sensor for under the wash. machine

  4. #4

    Default

    I have found a couple now I need to evaluate. Anyone have an idea if the Anti-Water hammering devices the plumber installed on the hot and cold outlets should be placed before or after these auto shutoff valves?

    It anybody really using these autoshut off devices?

    Thanks
    Peter

  5. #5
    DIY Member Vitaliy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    73

    Default

    Why to bother with semi solution?
    Just install “watercop” http://www.watercop.com/ next to your main
    shutoff valve and your entire house will be protected. Yes, “watercop”
    is more expensive but it gives you a lot more of protection.
    Sure, I have one installed.

    - Vitaliy

  6. #6

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Vitaliy
    Why to bother with semi solution?
    Just install “watercop” http://www.watercop.com/ next to your main
    shutoff valve and your entire house will be protected. Yes, “watercop”
    is more expensive but it gives you a lot more of protection.
    Sure, I have one installed.

    - Vitaliy
    Of if you're on a well, just run an extension cord from the outlet to the floor so the GFCI will trip if it floods. (don't really do this!)

  7. #7
    General Contractor Carpenter toolaholic's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Marin Co. Ca.
    Posts
    829

    Thumbs up thank,s vitality

    never heard of water cop
    always learn something new on this great site

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •