There’s no need to shell out for an expensive commercial leak detector when you can cobble together a simple one from basic parts.
Over at Make Magazine, Electrical Engineer Jeff Tegre shares a straight forward guide to cobbling together a simple leak detector. Armed with the leak detector you can get an early alert if you water heater, washer, or other leak-prone appliances are hemorrhaging water.
Make a Leak Detector for $25 [Make]
Jason Fitzpatrick is warranty-voiding DIYer and all around geek. When he's not documenting mods and hacks he's doing his best to make sure a generation of college students graduate knowing they should put their pants on one leg at a time and go on to greatness, just like Bruce Dickinson. You can follow him on Google+ if you'd like.
- Published 11/17/11