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Old 05-27-2014, 02:47 PM   #21
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I put one behind the Jon, between the washer/dryer, and the third in the basement behind the wall below the water filter.

The one behind the wall is mounted with the sensor attached to the floor, but the box up at the ceiling so I can get to it, if you have the type with the remote wired sensor.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:01 PM   #22
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Alan & Angele,

I really have to wonder hob an issue the infamous overflowing toilet is...not to discount the issue or the seriousness of this happening...just how big a problem is it? How many, what percentage, of Redwood owners are having problems with the toilet?
I seldom shut off the water to our coach unless we are going out of town for 2-3 days.
Seems to me that if it's even a 1 in 500 issue, I'd rather be proactive and swap out the toilet for one with a better track record. I'd rather be very proactive about leaks than wait for one to happen ... just one, as described, can create havoc with your life. A few extra shut off valves here, a few sensors there - maybe it's overkill and overreaction on my part, but I'll feel better if I know I've done all I can do to prevent this. Then, when it DOES happen in spite of my best efforts... Hehehehe...
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:14 PM   #23
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The only other areas I would consider would be under the galley sink, the bathroom sink and/or in the undercarriage where the fresh/waste water tanks are.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:17 PM   #24
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Ya that's actually a good thought. I may get a fourth.
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:35 PM   #25
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NOT that anyone has experienced leaks like we have...

but might I suggest under the kitchen sinks too ? preferably on the shelf right below the drains...

and behind the bottom drawer next to the fridge where the ice maker line comes into the slide....
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Old 05-27-2014, 03:41 PM   #26
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NOT that anyone has experienced leaks like we have...

but might I suggest under the kitchen sinks too ? preferably on the shelf right below the drains...

and behind the bottom drawer next to the fridge where the ice maker line comes into the slide....
Looks like I'll have to order and additional 3-pak of sensors, LOL!
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:20 PM   #27
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I would like to try and put at least one (somehow) in a low point in the underbelly. I am sure there are MANY connections that are not above the floor that you would never know were leaking, even a slow leak. I have no idea if it's even possible to do that (they should do this at the factory!) Because (in my opinion) a long, slow leak over a long period of time that goes unnoticed is far worse than a catastrophic obvious one. I think I would SEE the water on the floor for some locations. What about where you DON'T see it? Any ideas? Probably impossible to get a sensor down there...
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Old 05-27-2014, 05:53 PM   #28
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I would like to try and put at least one (somehow) in a low point in the underbelly. I am sure there are MANY connections that are not above the floor that you would never know were leaking, even a slow leak. I have no idea if it's even possible to do that (they should do this at the factory!) Because (in my opinion) a long, slow leak over a long period of time that goes unnoticed is far worse than a catastrophic obvious one. I think I would SEE the water on the floor for some locations. What about where you DON'T see it? Any ideas? Probably impossible to get a sensor down there...
I plan to spend a few days at the local KOA after I take delivery to do my personal PDI. I'll start by pulling down the belly panels and garage walls so I can see the tanks and make sure all connections are tight. I'll have a remote water sensor on hand and will find a strategic place to site it. Then I'll fill all tanks and ave a visual for any possible leaks. I also want to be sure that all heat ducts are well connected to the floor vents, and I'm sure I'll get more ideas. I'll photograph everything for future reference, and to document any possible issues I find. Yeah, this is probably overkill, but it's gonna be our house! I know every wire and pipe in our S&B house, so why not the RV as well? A little knowledge is dangerous, true, but a LOT of knowledge can be liberating! (Or even more dangerous, :-). Funny - I've never had a water sensor in our house, but after the ice maker hose leaked twice, ruining the floor once, I now know I should have installed them a long time ago. So now I will!
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I had assumed that pulling belly panels was a difficult thing that you only did if there was a problem? Maybe I am wrong. If it's do-able, then someday we will surely be hiding a little water sensor or two down there, threaded up into the house to give piece of mind!! LET US KNOW what you find!!
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Old 05-27-2014, 06:09 PM   #30
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Similar to Brad we have one in the bathroom beside the toilet and one with all the water lines behind the basement wall. Don't have W/D.

With respect to turning the water off, we don't do it in the S&B, with copper piping, which I consider inferior to the pex pipes over time. If we turn the water off every time we leave the coach, shouldn't we also consider turning off the shore power and propane.

We could get a water leak, an electrical fire or a propane leak all with significant consequences, but I suggest they have very low probability. Therefore, our choice is to accept those risks and don't find it necessary to shut off any of them when we leave. We do manage the risk by fitting water alarms, surge protector and propane alarms.

Just our opinion.
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