Emergency shut off valve (for leaks)

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by YeeP, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. YeeP

    YeeP New Member

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    Does this exist? This is the second time my Backflow preventor has blown while I was away from the house. Not fun to get home with an inch of water in the basement. I know I am an idiot for not blowing out the sprinklers yet, but that is beside the point. In the future I will do my best to get that done, but in the case that I am stupid again, does anyone know if something like this exists? (where if it gets wet, it closes a valve)


    Thanks!
    Ryan

    Edit: I found this "Water Cop" system. Looks like the sensor might not be real happy sitting outside in the elements.

    http://www.absoluteautomation.com/watercop/index.html
     
    Last edited: Oct 12, 2009
  2. FloridaOrange

    FloridaOrange Plumbing Designer

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    I've seen WaterCops setups that do what you want.
     
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