Build a water leak detector

July 11, 2016 | 00:00
Build a water leak detector
Build a water leak detector
It happened to me, it may happen to you too someday, maybe it already did; I am talking about a leak in your home’s water supply system like an open tap or a broken joint. Whereas an open tap is usually found quickly, a leak can go unnoticed for weeks or even months, especially if it is hidden in a wall or under a floor. The result is water damage and a high water bill. Building and installing this clever device may prevent future spills and unpleasant financial surprises.

This cheap design monitors your water meter for normal water usage. An alarm is generated when a two-hour period is detected during which more than a certain amount of water is consumed.

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