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Thesmartesthouse.com has the Watercop brand actuator motor and shut off valve combo for $39.99 right now.
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3/4" threaded valve
By far the best price I've ever seen for a shut-off valve.
$10 cheaper than the "dome Home" version that went front page in November.
$10 shipping for one, free over $70
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If plumbing isn't your thing I'd wait for a deal on the Dome actuator. It works great and on sale isn't that much more than this. Also it appears the default zwave water valve DH works with it now, need to test tonight when I get home but its listed in the devices section.
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This kit will work on 3/4" pipes ONLY


Who has this small of a main into their home.
Almost no homes have larger than 3/4" pex or copper in their homes. It's all 1/2" and 3/4".

This is NOT meant to go in the ground by your water meter at that main. It's meant to go inline just after it turns into your 3/4" copper or pex in your home.
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I saw the Dome home unit when it went FP, never knew these types of devices existed before that. The realization inspired me to DIY my own setup, posting here for feedback.

I have a well with a centrifugal / jet pump, which means that the well pump is in the basement, as opposed to buried in the well. I already had a few leak sensors and smart outlets, so I just put the well pump on a smart outlet and deployed the leak sensors. In SmartThings, I setup a rule where a detected leak will initiate killing power to the outlet that runs the well pump and sending me alerts to go freak out.

I don't think this is exactly as good as water may continue to seep into the system, even without the well pump, but certainly better than pumping water into the basement.

Wondering now if I should bolster it with one / a few of these, feedback welcome.
With a well pump I'm not sure it's a real big worry. For those of us on city water where the water just keeps coming without something like this, it's a nice thing to have.
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This kit will work on 3/4" pipes ONLY


Who has this small of a main into their home.
All three of the homes I've owned?
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Ditto! In for 2!! I like this design better than the Dome one that was on sale around Christmas!!
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With a well pump I'm not sure it's a real big worry. For those of us on city water where the water just keeps coming without something like this, it's a nice thing to have.
My well pump is triggered by water pressure...when the water pressure drops, the pump kicks in. If there was a leak, water would be coming out of the system, the pressure would drop, and the pump would kick in.

I had visions of a washing machine hose bursting in one corner of the basement and the well pump on the other end of the basement continuing to feed water to it. Nightmare fuel.

FYI - I learned through this research that the leading cause of water damage claims is a burst washing machine hose. They are under pressure at all times and should be replaced every 5 years, braided steel > rubber.
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Kinda want one of these but I really dont know what I would use it for...
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I saw the Dome home unit when it went FP, never knew these types of devices existed before that. The realization inspired me to DIY my own setup, posting here for feedback.

I have a well with a centrifugal / jet pump, which means that the well pump is in the basement, as opposed to buried in the well. I already had a few leak sensors and smart outlets, so I just put the well pump on a smart outlet and deployed the leak sensors. In SmartThings, I setup a rule where a detected leak will initiate killing power to the outlet that runs the well pump and sending me alerts to go freak out.

I don't think this is exactly as good as water may continue to seep into the system, even without the well pump, but certainly better than pumping water into the basement.

Wondering now if I should bolster it with one / a few of these, feedback welcome.
Being able to shut off the well pump is a great thing. The one place where you might not be covered is that if a leak occurs, you will empty the entire volume of your pressure tank out of the leak even with the well pump shutoff. With a valve like this after the water tank, youd just empty the pipes.

The outlet on the pump protects you if your pressure tank springs a leak (not uncommon) or if the piping before the tank leaks.
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Kinda want one of these but I really dont know what I would use it for...
you could set it up to fill a bird bath really quickly.
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Where do you install this? I have my meter shut off in the front yard, and a manual shut off valve on the outside of the house. It looks like this z-wave valve requires A/C power so I guess I need to install it in my attic (before the water heater)?
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you could set it up to fill a bird bath really quickly.
Automatic flush / fill for a chicken / pet waterer?
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Using todays 15% off eBay App code I was able to get a 1 1/4 valve and a actuator for $51 shipped YMMV though.
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The main advantage of the dome is it just installs over the knob so you dont need to worry about the threads so its a easier install. Really tempted to get it though.
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This is interesting. I bought the Dome valve about a month ago.

According the site, it appears that it works natively with smartthings and doesn't require a DH. If true, that is a big upside since it doesn't require the signal to go through the cloud. So, if your internet is down and you aren't home, assuming your sensors are also local, the water turnoff should still work. With the Dome valve, if you don't have internet or smarrthings is down for some reason, most likely the water will not be shutoff.

So, once again if this is true ... this is a heck of deal.

Thanks!
Issue is you need local flood sensors to communicate to ST hub, so if internet is down you're out of luck. Best bet is to get Asus router with USB failover via USB cellular modem, although my internet has gone out maybe 3 times in last 12 years, those were major storms, so I'm not worried
PS: to use on a 1/2" line just get 2 reducers,
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In for two as well.
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