I lick my finger and touch the sensor to test. Moisture seniors are pretty simple, by default it’s an incomplete circuit like a light switch turned off. When water completes the circuit it’s like a light switch being turned on. The difference is when it gets turned on it lets you know there is a problem.
Floral wire! wrapped in cotton and comes in different gauges. 2 5ft lengths now monitor the sink base and dishwasher. I’ll attach some to a furring strip and slide it under the clothes washer and h2O heater. 4 areas monitored for leaks with 2 sensors for under $35.
Now time to save for a shut off valve.
Well, I got the wire you suggested, and I got the switch, and drilled a couple of holes in the end, and loosened the screw terminals… but… really, where does the wire go in… I can not seem to find a spot to insert it and tighten the terminals down… what am I missing? can you help? thanks
I know this is a couple months old, and you most likely figured this out a while ago, but just in case anyone else reading here wonders the same thing…
If you’re talking about the GoControl ones from Home Depot, the openings where you can put the wires into the terminals are pointing out toward the opposite end from where the battery is.
If you’ve identified where the terminals are on that green plastic terminal block (terminology = ?), the holes are on the only side of that green thing that you can’t see very well (um…not the side that’s connected directly to the circuit board), because it’s pretty close to the plastic housing.
For anyone that hasn’t actually drilled the holes yet, take the circuit board, etc out first. If you try to drill in with it all together like that, you may very well slip and drill right into the terminal block. Once you have the circuit board and all that out of the plastic housing, you’ll quickly see where the holes are on the terminal block, and you’ll be able to drill your holes in the plastic housing without worrying about the terminal block.
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