Automatic Water Shutoff for Broken Pipe

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Fraser Jim, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Fraser Jim

    Fraser Jim New Member

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    Insurance company is making my daughter install an automatic water shutoff for whole house in case of flood or broken pipe. Something like Watercop.

    Can anyone make suggestions or provide reviews?

    Thanks
  2. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    That usually means there is something about her piping that makes them think she could have another flood. ANY automatic shutoff is no better than HOW it determines there is a broken pipe, i.e., continual flow for a period of time, sudden flow, water sensor, or pressure drop. All of them have downsides as far as flood prevention is concerned.
  3. Fraser Jim

    Fraser Jim New Member

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    Actually a sprinkler company came in to check out their system and left a valve open that flooded the bsmt..

    Even though my daughter's insurance co didn't have to pay, they threatened to cancel her if she didn't install a shutoff.
  4. MACPLUMB 777

    MACPLUMB 777 TROJAN WORLDWIDE SALES RP

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    HE BEST I HAVE FOUND IS PRO STOP

    http://www.getfloodstop.com/


    THEY ALSO HAVE ONE FOR WHOLE HOUSE

    BUT NOTHING PREVENTS STUPID ACTS BY PEOPLE
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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    If that was a "fire sprinkler" system anything that would prevent a flood would also turn that off during a fire.
  6. Lucky Don

    Lucky Don New Member

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    Is the house supplied with town water or well water?
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