I remember watching This Old House and they had a plumber install a
solenoid in the supply line of a water heater. The solenoid was hooked
up to a float in the safety pan underneath, if the pan filled with
water, the solenoid would cut the water supply and hopefully your
basement wouldn't be an oversized heated swimming pool. Anyone know of a
source for this setup? Many TIA.....
Posted to to the home repair group also
If it were me, and I realize that it is not, I would drag myself down to
the locally owned hardware store, where, like the tavern in Bahston,
everybody knows my name. But more importantly, everybody knows their
business, or who on the staff knows that particular piece of the business.
My local store says Do It Best, right beside the owners' name. Yours may
say Ace, or TrueValue, or something else. If they don't carry it, they can
likely order it, or send you to a plumbing supply house.
Prolly the most valuable thing I get from the local folks is a silent look
that says: "are you sure you want to do something that stupid?", when I've
explained what it is I thought I wanted to do. Then they show me a better
idea, hand me the parts from somewhere obscure, and send me on my way,
smiling. Plumbing repairs used to be a three-trip process, every time.
The average is now down to something like 1.2 trips. Thank you, Eric.
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That's it! You blew it with this post. I was kinda enjoying what you had
to say in this post until you hit the above point. Let me just tell you in
no uncertain terms - it says right in the Bible (look on page 139) that you
cannot do plumbing repairs without at least 3 trips to the hardware store.
What you're saying is nothing short of sacrilege. Or... perhaps you meant
that the trips to return all the extra stuff you didn't need after you were
done has been reduced to 1.2 trips. That would be admirable.
You are sooooo spoiled <g>. The only "hardware store" in my town
spends most of its energy and inventory on dog food. I used to drive
across town just to go there to support the local guy, you know? The
last 4 or 5 times I've been in there, they not only didn't have what I
was looking for, but they SENT ME TO THE BORG. Go figure.
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