• You've been granted Beta access to this site, allowing you to explore some of the new features while they're still under construction. More information can be found in the Beta forum.

Moen Flo: claims to detect water leaks as little as one drop a minute

NeverDie

Senior Member
Whoops.  Sorry.  I see that this topic has already been covered here:  http://cocoontech.com/forums/topic/31499-moen-flo-smart-water-valve/?hl=%2Bmoen+%2Bflo#entry265397  I had mispelled moen as moan when I searched for it earlier.
 
Moderator: feel free to delete this post.
 
51FwbzngN0L._AC_.jpg

 
I first noticed it available at my local Home Depot, but here's a link on Amazon:
 
[url="https://www.amazon.com/Moen-Chrome-Volume-Control900001/dp/B00C03D01Q/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=moen+flo&qid=1569521896&sr=8-1"]https://www.amazon.com/Moen-Chrome-Volume-Control900001/dp/B00C03D01Q/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=moen+flo&qid=1569521896&sr=8-1[/URL]
 
At $500, not exactly cheap for a  flow sensor.  Are there equivalent flow sensors available for less?  Or is that what it takes to detect a drop a minute?
 
I'm impressed by the resolution.  I did a quick search and haven't yet found anything else like it.
 
Can the typical water company water meter resolve down to 1 drop a minute?  Or are those kinds of leaks undetected, unmetered, and un-billed,  even by water companies?
 
 
 

LarrylLix

Senior Member
There were units that installed on your toilet feed tubes but IIRC people complained they would false trigger too often.
 
I had a toilet tube break and flood my basement once. The insurance companies must love those plastic tubes toilets are supplied with. Now I toss those into the garbage and only use steel mesh reinforced tubes with metal compression nuts. The supplied plastic ones have no flexibility, either. They are a recipe for  flood damage after they UV harden.
In my new home I have five Insteon leak detectors that shut off selective appliances and/or my well pump.
 
Top