How to Install
Floodcheck is a internal flooding prevention device that turns off the main water supply if it detects a leak. Floodcheck is easy to install, monitors water usage – both the continuous and excess flow of your water supply. It also senses freezing temperatures to protect homes and businesses from water damage caused by frozen and burst pipes.
Installing Floodcheck couldn’t be easier. Our step by step guide below will show you how.
in order to more easily use Floodcheck, we offer the Floodcheck remote switch which lets you control Floodcheck and the water supply from anywhere on the property. The remote switch comes with flush fitting and a “plug and play” option for an even quicker installation. See below for more details.
Floodcheck auto valve installation guide:
Step 1 – Check and confirm the size of your pipes…1/2 and 3/4-inch are most common. Floodcheck auto valve comes with fittings for both sizes.
Step 2 – Open a cold water tap in your kitchen sink to ensure the water is on.
Step 3 – Locate and turn off your main valve.
Step 4 – Make sure the water supply has been turned off. Allow time for the pipes to drain.
Step 5 – Check the direction of flow on the valve, and that you have enough space to fit Floocheck after the valve. You need a minimum 8 inches for 1/2 inch and 9 inches for 3/4 inch pipes.
Step 6 – Place two markers on your existing pipe, the first 2 inches (50 mm) from the valve and the second 8 inches (200 mm) from your valve. Remember, it has to be in the direction of flow. Remove the 6-inch (150 mm) piece of pipe. Use a pipe cutter, not a hacksaw.
Step 7 – Slacken off the nut on the dead side of the valve, some water will drain out. Remove the pre-cut pipe.
Step 8 – Fit the ring magnet over the pipe.
Step 9 – Push the pipe connectors onto the pipe, then fit the washer.
Step 10 – Screw the valve on the end of the connector. Take care not to cross thread!
Step 11 – Screw the other connector on the other end of the valve.
Step 12 – Push the cut pipe into the connector. Check all nuts are tight, turn the water back on partially and check for leaks. If all is OK, turn power supply on as required.
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Other products to be used in conjunction with the Floodcheck auto valve:
Easy to install with flush fitting, the Remote Switch also comes with plug and play cables for an even quicker installation.
The Remote Switch lets you control Floodcheck from anywhere on the property. It can be fitted on the inside of a kitchen door or under counters for example. If Floodcheck detects a problem and turns the water off, you can restore the water supply by simply pushing the “RESET” button on the remote switch.
The Remote Switch can be installed any distance from the valve by the hard wired method (not plug and go) with light-weight four-core cable, available at your local hardware store.
The Remote Switch has a bypass function that allows you to use the water for 1 hour, in case you need to water the lawn, for example.
There is a vacate button that turns off your water while you are away from the property, just press the “RESET” button when you return and the water supply comes back on.
The Remote Switch also has a built in leak detector alarm which means any number of our wet pads can be connected to the Floodcheck kit. If the wet pads detect water it will make a loud beep and turn off the water supply.
Floodcheck Wet Pads
Wet pads provide leak detection and can be installed anywhere on the property. The wet pads detect water through a sensor, once water is detected the sensor sends a signal to the Remote Switch, this will then sound an alarm and shut off the water supply.
The wet pads are the size of a credit card. They have 4 stainless steel sensors; and can be attached to walls or skirting boards by a metal strip.
Floodcheck offers 24 hour protection against internal flooding by monitoring your water supply. To be used in conjunction with the Floodcheck Auto valve and Remote Switch, the Wet Pads provide leak detection and can be installed anywhere in the property.
Suitable for both residential and commercial properties, especially environments where there is a high risk of escape of water. The Wet Pads detect water through a sensor, which sends a signal to the Remote Switch, this will sound an alarm and shut off the water supply.