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Re: [Shop-talk] Sump pump alarm

To: marty sukey <>
Subject: Re: [Shop-talk] Sump pump alarm
From: David Scheidt <>
Date: Sat, 27 Nov 2010 10:38:43 -0500
On Sat, Nov 27, 2010 at 10:06 AM, marty sukey <> wrote:
> I want some kind of alarm to install in my sump pump crock to sense water when
> the pump fails (again). I see them for sale that mount at the crock. What I
> want to do though is mount the sensor at the crock and the alarm upstairs at
> the other end of the house where it can be heard. I have not seen any like
> this. Any ideas?

Do you have an burglar alarm?  There are addons that do this for them,
including wireless ones.

We've got a bunch of these:

They're really loud, so they might be enough.  The sensor is just a
pair of contacts.  Water completes the circuit, and sets off the
beeper.  You can cut the wires and splice in a longer wire.  (lowes
webstie says 100'.  I expect the limit is because it's driving the
beeper with the current sent through the sensor.  If you know any
electronics, that's easy to fix...)

David Scheidt
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