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Flume 2 Smart Home Water Monitor $149 + Free Shipping

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Flumewater [flumewater.com] has their new generation Flume 2 on-meter Smart Home Water Monitor for $199 - $50 = $149, free shipping with coupon code SAWSSALE

Check your local water utility for further rebates. For example EBMUD (East Bay) has an additional 50% rebate

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Wireless water sensor
Bridge
Power adapter
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Manufacturer's 12-month warranty
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Last Edited by racker15 February 24, 2021 at 11:23 AM
On-meter device; no pipe-cutting. Elastic bands hold the device onto the side of your water meter
Check compatibility here [flumewater.com]
Roughly sensitive to "one drip per second"
Flume WiFi Bridge only needs power and WiFi (no Ethernet), water meter + Flume water sensor needs to be within 1,000ft of the WiFi Bridge
Water sensor battery lasts about 2 years and costs $19 [flumewater.com]

Usage by Fixture and Appliance. Coming in 2021 for Flume 2 ONLY! In 2021, Flume 2 will use machine learning to identify how much water is being used by each of your household water fixtures and appliances.

Utility rebates:
EBMUD Flowmeter Rebate [ebmud.com]
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Just giving my feedback. Useless so far. Had three false high flow alert wee early in the morning since I got it late last year. The water meter wasn't even moving. Support email just blamed instances of internet outage and closed the ticket. It hasn't returned our investment so far. Hoping it'll do better in the summer when garden irrigation starts.
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I picked up the Gen 1 version of this a couple months back for $50. It's a great device. No issues. Great monitoring, battery life, etc. I've never had a leak or leak alert (so far).
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Just giving my feedback. Useless so far. Had three false high flow alert wee early in the morning since I got it late last year. The water meter wasn't even moving. Support email just blamed instances of internet outage and closed the ticket. It hasn't returned our investment so far. Hoping it'll do better in the summer when garden irrigation starts.
Obviously, it shouldn't be sensing flow when none exists. You could try tweaking/adjusting the position of the sensor on the meter.
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I picked up the Gen 1 version of this a couple months back for $50. It's a great device. No issues. Great monitoring, battery life, etc. I've never had a leak or leak alert (so far).
I like the device. I have the Gen 1 and it got water in it. They have since redesigned it to version 2 to help fix that issue and others. Mine was a bit over a year old. They offered a Gen 2 for $129. I complained and now they are sending me a Gen 1 for free. Can't wait for the next issue.
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Mine has worked flawlessly so far. Useful to tell me how much water each irrigation zone uses in GPM (then I can tweak my watering schedule). Can time how long people are showering Smilie
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Have a V1 that's been a POS. Have had to replace the battery twice now and it constantly looses connection with the base station.
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Great deal. Installed this Gen 2 last month and immediately found an underground water leak. Saved me hundreds of $$$, and the peace of mind it gives me being able to monitor remotely is worth every penny.

No issues so far except that it takes 1.5 minutes to show the actual water being used.
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Great company. I purchased the Flume 1 last time it was posted on slickdeals. I was having some interference with my unit whenever I turned on a high wattage appliance. Customer support quickly responded and worked with their engineers to eliminate the issue. Water consumption numbers match well with my utilities numbers.
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I've had a v1 installed for a little over a year. it will catch things like a small, constant leak that runs over a few hours. good for irrigation, toilets, etc. But I had a major water leak at 5am that it clearly missed . So the 'intelligence' is lacking yet.. despite me not using any water for 6+ mos at 5am, then going through 800+ gallons over the course of an hour, no alerts. (someone else previously posted 'how did it not know you were filling a pool at 5am?')...so I clearly had unrealistic expectations for the machine learning capabilities of this software.

So if you're looking for something to monitor usage or small, nagging leaks, this is a sufficient device. If you're looking for catastrophic alerts, this is still lacking.
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Don't depend on this to detect pinhole leaks. Bought one, turn on water to trickling level and didn't even detect it. Returned it.
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Don't depend on this to detect pinhole leaks. Bought one, turn on water to trickling level and didn't even detect it. Returned it.
My generation 1 has been able to pick up as little as a slight drip on a faucet. Maybe not pinhole leaks, but pretty good in my opinion.
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I think a lot of these inconsistent reviews have to do with installation and water meter on which it is installed. Check their website for a list of specifically supported water meters and check your meter first to be sure it's on that list before you buy.
I started with Ver 1 and later upgraded to Ver 2. You set your own alerts. It will determine flow down to 1/1000 of a gallon. Some meters move the tiniest bit and may set off 1/100th of a gallon readings. Mine is off by about 1/2 gal / hr.
You set your own alerts. I have mine set fairly sensitive for over-use alert and it goes off every time shrubs are watered or pool is topped off. My meter is 1000' from base with line of sight and stays connected no problem. You cannot have a metal cover over meter, it works on RF and RF does not like metal.
Overall, I just want it for high flow leak alerts and it works perfectly for that. It's a great product with easy installation via app, great integration both via app and online, and extremely fast support response.
Attached is screenshot from online Flume portal... basically all of this usage though is false positive just due to pressure fluctuations due to long run of water line up hill and water supply flowing downhill. Also attached is usage alert from topping off pool today, alerts come in-app, via text, and via email.
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Got this on the crazy $50 deal from orbit.

Fantastic, for the price for sure.

Quite accurate from my measurements.

Caught a busted sprinkler that might've already cost more than $50 in the past couple months.
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