Electrically actuated water valve

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  1. Apr 18, 2019 #1

    yelkenli

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    Does anyone have any experience with electrically actuated water valves used in a residential setting?

    I have seen some automated shut-off valves to prevent flooding. I know irrigation systems use such valves. I know some people are getting into automating homes and maybe there are some applications there.

    Any examples are appreciated.
     
  2. Apr 19, 2019 #2

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    My front load Samsung washer dumps water so fast that those water break sense hoses would shut down after every load, and I would need to reset them. If the electronic versions work this same way, I think they would be a waste of money.
     
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    Just Google (solenoid water valve) and you will find 1000's of them.

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. Apr 20, 2019 #4

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    I believe what he is talking about is a system where a water sensor sits in the basement and if it sees water then the main water has a solenoid that shuts off . yes i have installed them on large projects. an engineer specified which. one i would suggest a slow closing , it worked very good.
     

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