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Automatic water shut off

David M.
David M. Member Posts: 1
Check out www.tekforceproducts.com. They have some products for this purpose.


  • Tim_41
    Tim_41 Member Posts: 153
    boiler water shut off

    In the past, I have had service calls where the HO has left and turned the heat down to far and the baseboard has froze and broke causing lots of water damage. Its rare but it has happened and with fuel prices going higher, it will happen more.
    I have seen some automatic water shut-offs that can be installed and was wondering what was being used out there by some people??
  • Mark Eatherton
    Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,853
    No make up required...

    at least here in COOLorado, under the auspicies of the I codes...

    We use a double tank system. 1st tank is a reservoir, charged to as much water pressure as it can hold (watch max tank press ratings) from there, the water goes through a pressure reducing valve, then into the system expansion tank and then to the air separator. This way, if something should break, you won't lose more than a few gallons of fluid, and will not wash out the house doing THOUSANDS of dollars worth of damage.

    However, you MUST install a low water fuel cut off, AND I recommend the use of a low pressure cut off in conjunction with the LWCO. Belts and suspenders if you will...

    Lastly, if they are leaving their home alone for a long period of time, it is ALWAYS a good idea to have a human bean enter the home on a regular basis to look for other problems. If the heating system does go down, and the potable water stays pressurized, they could come home to even more damage than would have been caused by the heating system alone.

    There are also low temp alarms that can be connected via telephone and will call three people until someone responds digitally to the call for help, and there is also a device called a Water Cop that can shut off the main water if water is sensed in any critical locations. Both of these items will NOT work in the case of a power failure, hence not completely bullet proof.

    Lot's of options for your perusal..

    It's not so much a case of "You got what you paid for", as it is a matter of "You DIDN'T get what you DIDN'T pay for, and you're NOT going to get what you thought you were in the way of comfort". Borrowed from Heatboy.
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