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Old 10-17-2014, 08:05 PM   #1
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Water Leak Alarm Went Off

So one of the items on our punch list for our first warranty service trip was that the kitchen sink was leaking from the seam where it connects from underneath to the countertop. They said they fixed it. Well, they didn't. Today, Todd and I were running around trying to find the frantic alarm that was going off. FINALLY found it. It was under the kitchen sink where I had (thankfully) placed one of the sink alarms that I got in a 3-pack from Amazon.com. It just paid for itself. Water (and Simple Green) all over under there (I had just sprayed and cleaned the sink). So, that isn't fixed. I gave up and went and bought some clear silicone and I am going to try and seal it myself. There is really no reason that it should still be leaking... that's a simple job. Now I am wondering if they DID fix it??

We have also discovered a couple of other UNfixed things. Frustrating. Heatpump is buzzing again in the ceiling, even tho it WAS fixed for a while. A very annoying sound. It's not in a place we can reach through the vents. So far it's not too loud so I am going to wait a bit and see if we go crazy.

Moral of the story: I'm glad I have water alarms, and I also put one on the floor next to my clothes washer and under the bathroom sink. I need to put one in the basement under the shower area somehow too. THEY SURE WORK! Yikes! My ears are still ringing.

Oh, and one or two of the LED lights don't work in the awning they replaced. Crap.
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Old 10-17-2014, 09:44 PM   #2
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I had on go off at 3 in the morning last summer. I blamed it on putting it in a bad location because it seemed sweat from the water filter was dripping on it.

NOT! When I changed water filters I lost the o-ring! Next morning when I went to wipe it down water started spewing everywhere!

Sorry to hear on the sink. I fixed mine last year with some Geocel MHRV 2300 exterior adhesive. So far that is what is holding my whole Redwood together
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Old 10-18-2014, 03:20 AM   #3
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So one of the items on our punch list for our first warranty service trip was that the kitchen sink was leaking from the seam where it connects from underneath to the countertop. They said they fixed it. Well, they didn't. Today, Todd and I were running around trying to find the frantic alarm that was going off. FINALLY found it. It was under the kitchen sink where I had (thankfully) placed one of the sink alarms that I got in a 3-pack from Amazon.com. It just paid for itself. Water (and Simple Green) all over under there (I had just sprayed and cleaned the sink). So, that isn't fixed. I gave up and went and bought some clear silicone and I am going to try and seal it myself. There is really no reason that it should still be leaking... that's a simple job. Now I am wondering if they DID fix it??

We have also discovered a couple of other UNfixed things. Frustrating. Heatpump is buzzing again in the ceiling, even tho it WAS fixed for a while. A very annoying sound. It's not in a place we can reach through the vents. So far it's not too loud so I am going to wait a bit and see if we go crazy.

Moral of the story: I'm glad I have water alarms, and I also put one on the floor next to my clothes washer and under the bathroom sink. I need to put one in the basement under the shower area somehow too. THEY SURE WORK! Yikes! My ears are still ringing.

Oh, and one or two of the LED lights don't work in the awning they replaced. Crap.
Trust me!! It would be in your best interest to also place a water alarm on the floor next to the toilet. It is no fun getting out of the bed in the middle of the night to use the bathroom and stepping onto flooded carpet. Also, if you put one down in the basement area where all the plumbing is, make sure you use one that is permanently mounted somewhere and just has the sensor wire that leads and sits on the floor. I placed one on my basement floor under my water filter and forgot about it. Apparently while traveling the alarm moved around and now I can't find it. I am thinking that it fell through the hole where the drain pipe for one of the holding tanks comes through the basement floor. I truly can't find it. My hope is that the battery doesn't start to die in the middle of the night at a campground. I might be chased out in the middle of the night with a beep every 5 minutes or so!
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