OT: Anyone install a Moen Flo or similar device.

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Submitted by Coronita on September 3, 2020 - 8:03pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlfEF28Yo6k

I've been wanting to out one I since they first came on the market. But I didn't want to be an early adopter. It's been a few years now, and seems like the product has matured. Anyone have one and comment on whether they like it or not?

Submitted by svelte on September 3, 2020 - 8:27pm.

never even knew they existed until now.

I have to tell you, I'm skeptical about its leak detection capability. And if it detects one, then what? it could be anywhere...even your yard valves.

The one good thing I can see is detecting a leak and auto-shutting off while on vacation - that does worry me every time we leave town. But giving it a quick few min thought - I could simply shut off the water valve right before we drive away and get the same result...except I guess the yard would not get watered.

This is very timely as our water regulator went out this week. I have never had that happen before and due to my lack of experience with it did not recognize the symptoms. They are burned in my brain now! Water pressure slowly getting worse? Check your regulator. Loud knocking in the wall when you turn on certain faucets? Check your regulator.

A several hundred dollar fix by the way.

Submitted by Coronita on September 3, 2020 - 8:32pm.

svelte wrote:
never even knew they existed until now.

I have to tell you, I'm skeptical about its leak detection capability. And if it detects one, then what? it could be anywhere...even your yard valves.

The one good thing I can see is detecting a leak and auto-shutting off while on vacation - that does worry me every time we leave town. But giving it a quick few min thought - I could simply shut off the water valve right before we drive away and get the same result...except I guess the yard would not get watered.

This is very timely as our water regulator went out this week. I have never had that happen before and due to my lack of experience with it did not recognize the symptoms. They are burned in my brain now! Water pressure slowly getting worse? Check your regulator. Loud knocking in the wall when you turn on certain faucets? Check your regulator.

A several hundred dollar fix by the way.

I was thinking of the auto water shut-off was the main selling point. I like the idea that for instance if I'm at a friend's house for a few hours and the pipe bursts, it could detect water usage when I'm not home and auto shutoff. I'm not worried about the case when I go on a long vacation , because I already shut off the house mainline before I leave. It's the trips to the store out out side for a few hours that concerns me, for which I wouldn't be turning off the main line each time I go out.

Submitted by Coronita on September 3, 2020 - 8:42pm.

oof. there's a $5/month subscription fee. annoying...

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