DIY Leak Detector Prevents Water Damage

By Jason Fitzpatrick on November 17th, 2011

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 a warranty-voiding DIYer who spends his days cracking opening cases and wrestling with code so you don't have to. If it can be modded, optimized, repurposed, or torn apart for fun he's interested (and probably already at the workbench taking it apart). You can follow him on if you'd like.

  • Published 11/17/11
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