Water Alarm / Shutoff

lexluthorMarch 10, 2011

I'm looking to install a water leak alarm / shutoff.

I'll have it professionally installed.

I have a Weil McLain oil boiler with a Weil McLain indirect WH has well.

What should I be looking for? What are my options? Do I need multiple devices for each zone or does one shutoff just get installed at the water input to the boiler and then a pad gets put on the floor somewhere near the boiler/WH?

Feel free to suggest specific items in different price ranges.

Is this something I might want to integrate into my home alarm system as well or is that more complicated/costly?

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juliekcmo

Some thermostats, like the Ecobee wi fi stat, have some open connectors that could have sensors like a wet switch or open doors, added to them. A wi fi stat can send you an email if the sensor switch is tripped.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 10:28AM
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lexluthor

I'm more looking for the physical device that shuts off the water if a leak is detected.

I think that'll be the first/main line of protection.

    Bookmark   March 10, 2011 at 10:32AM
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lexluthor

I recently had a pretty major flood. I'm not sure exactly what happened, but a taco valve malfunctioned and somehow water was pouring out of the safety release for some time.

I'd like to have some way of preventing that from ever occurring again.

What's the best way (reasonably priced) to protect myself?

    Bookmark   March 29, 2011 at 11:19PM
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