dealsleak frogs (just a few)

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@kb3pxr: and $20 shipping, such a bargain! [end sarcasm] yikes!

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You may want to put this one as RIP, when you click the link it goes to Amazon and shows a price of $89.99.

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I had one of these save my behind just a few days ago....leak under the kitchen sink. Could NOT figure out what the beeping was at first though! LOL! If you do get them, put them close to where a leak may happen, they will go off in surprisingly little water!

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Love these little green guys - two of them sounded off one afternoon just as we were about to leave the house for a few hours - turns out that rain had started coming in near a window we hadn't realized was open (again). Had we not been alerted, the wood floors would certainly have been damaged at the very least. I'm still grateful about that!

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I did a little Google search for our friend the Leak Frog, and found an addition link to Ace hardware's sold out listing.
http://www.acehardwaresuperstore.com/leakfrog-decorative-water-alarm-p-89112.html?ref=42

There's a link in big red letters saying "click here for replacements." It took me to Ace's listing for the boxy Basement Watchdog kind that @druple mentioned and @billyshoe linked...only far more expensive than from Home Depot.

Is our smirking green frog being replaced by an expressionless mean dog? :(

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@drgandalf: It is if you really want one. They're pretty scarce these days.

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@billyshoe: Not to jump on the bandwagon, but I had a pipe burst in my house that the insurance adjustor estimated at $70k of damage. Not a flood, but, yes, damage. Interestingly, my house survived perfectly well a torrential downpour earlier that year (which effectively flooded my neighbors across the way).

Granted, my leakfrog didn't tell me about it, since I was away on vacation at the time -- but water damage is awful and can happen without a flood (even in less severe cases than what I had).

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Count me as another person saved by LeakFrogs.

Had one under the toilet. It warned us of the leaky cutoff valve before it became a major problem.

Wife keeps one under the dishwasher. Whenever it goes off it usually means it's time to clean the door seals.

Handy little things. Won't save you from major catastrophe (eg. real floods, hurricane, etc), but it will catch small things before they become much larger problems.

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$19.45 with shipping for a single Leak Frog? Pah.

Not a deal.

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@twerp02: No, I have hardwood floors, and hardly any rugs. When my dog (passed last month) pissed on the floor she used to walk while doing it, so it was everywhere, and the places I never found it sometimes (dried while I was away, or under the couches) ruined my floors that I've already replaced twice.

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@duckcake: just out of curiosity (and I think leakfrogs are great and no offense) but do you attach a leak frog to your dog or something? I know when my dog was younger he'd pee places, but he liked to choose nice rugs - places where leak frogs wouldn't have been...

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@billyshoe: So you've never had a pipe burst, toilet leak, washing machine transmission fail, dog piss on the floor, or anything?

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@billyshoe: regarding true damage, not necessarily. I had a toilet leak that I didn't notice until I went into that bathroom. Leaked straight through to the floor below. I still need to patch that drywall... had it gone a bit longer, it might have damaged framing.

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http://www.homedepot.com/Basement-Watchdog/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ2cuZ1xh6/R-100038838/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

Here is the basement watchdog water alarm... and ships FREE with a $249.99 order! :)

The way I see it... the only true water damage comes when there is a flood...and you don't need an alarm to know when that happens..

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I have discovered a decent water alarm that has a remote(wired)water sensor. The thing seems well constructed, takes 9V, is loud, and is sold at Home Depot, Lowes, and Ace for around $12. Their website is basementwatchdog.com.

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It just wouldn't be the same buying it from someone other than Woot...

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@buck mulligan:
WE now have one by each sink and next to the washer/dryer. I only wish we had these before the hot water line in our kitchen blew.

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It is true. These will save your arse. I put one next to my freezer in the basement. One day the alarm went off. The washing machine had wiggled around and knocked the freezer's plug out of the socket and it started to defrost. Saved me a couple hundred $ in food.

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@sfeitler: "dribbling" ... LeakFrog ... punny

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You Californians can also try your local Orchard Supply Hardware stores. They may have one here or there.

http://shop.osh.com/SearchResults.asp?Search=leakfrog&Search.x=0&Search.y=0

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It's amazing how these keep dribbling onto the market.