Battery powered WATER ALARM for home....and RV


Old 09-12-16, 01:53 PM
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Battery powered WATER ALARM for home....and RV

Installed some after a dishwasher leak got under our laminate floor.

Bought 12...9 for inside house and 3 for RV. 9V and 85dB alarm.

First Alert WA 100. 3 for $25 from Amazon. Also see at Home Depot.
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Old 09-12-16, 07:01 PM
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Sounds like a good purchase. Make sure you replace those batteries! I don't know if they chirp like smoke alarms do.
Old 09-12-16, 10:23 PM
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As far as I know....they don't chirp when the battery is low. The battery should be replaced every year and sooner if the unit had detected water and was sounding.
Old 09-13-16, 05:54 AM
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These water alarms are a God's send. Saved my bacon several times. There are two types. One time use only and multi use. Don't know why one would need or want a one time use only. Honeywell makes one and are available in most stores.

I keep one at the following locations.

Under dishwasher
Sump pump area
Under each sink
Hot water tank
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What a great idea when you have particle board for flooring.

I just ordered 5 of the Zircon alarms. They do chirp on low battery and lay flat on the floor vs standing up. No 6' wire though if you have to put it in a tight spot.

Won't my kids be excited when they get a couple for Christmas.
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I have one underneath each of my water heaters. As a test see if you can set yours off by pressing your fingers against the metal sensing pads. That's enough to set mine off and about once a month I "try" to remember to give them a test.
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Yes! The Zircon units are bit more sensitive than the Honeywell units that have two post instead of wires.
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