Model # BWD-HWA

Internet #100038838

Store SKU #854911

Store SO SKU #1000895681

Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm
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Basement Watchdog

Battery-Operated Water Alarm

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
$1197 /each
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Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.
  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24 gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

Product Overview

  • Use to detect leaks before costly water damage is caused
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Requires a 9-volt alkaline battery (not included)
Model #: BWD-HWA
Sku #: 854911
Internet #: 100038838

Use the Basement Watchdog Battery-Operated Water Alarm to detect leaks before costly water damage occurs. This alarm can detect as little as 1/32 in. of water and produces a loud 110 dB alarm that can be heard throughout the house to provide an effective early warning system. The water alarm can be placed directly on floors or mounted for installation in a variety of locations: in a sump pit, near water heaters, refrigerators or dishwashers, next to washing machines, under sinks, close to air conditioner drain tubes or wherever there is a risk of water damage. The sensor with 6 ft. of wire offers installation versatility and can accommodate the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire. The water alarm operates using a single 9V alkaline battery and has a battery-saver feature that only uses energy when the alarm is sounding.

  • Detects as little as 1/32 in. of water to offer an effective early warning system
  • Solid-state circuitry is extremely sensitive and reliable
  • Loud 110 dB alarm can be heard throughout the house
  • Sensor has a 6 ft. wire so it can be extended into a sump pit, or mounted on a wall
  • Accommodates the addition of more than 100 ft. of wire (additional 24 gauge wire not included)
  • Battery will last approximately 2-4 years or as long as stated on the battery packaging
  • Click here for more information on Electronic Recycling Programs

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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
1.25
Product Height (in.)
4.25
Product Width (in.)
3.25

Details

Brand Compatibility
Various
Product Weight (lb.)
0.29 lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
5 Years

Questions & Answers

if the alarm goes off and you repair the leak, will the alarm reset when dry so that it can be use again or is it just for one use ??

Asked by: Geo
yes. The alarm is really just a switch that turns on the speaker. If water completes the electrical circuit, the batteries will send power to the alarm speaker. You can test it whenever you want by touching the two contacts with your fingers.
Answered by: Moho
Date published: 2018-03-01

Does it detect slab leaks Does watchdog detect slab leaks

Asked by: Oz
The two silver sensors protrude flush. So if you set them flat to the slab, and use something hold it in place and weight it (and have it located at the low spot on the slab, where water would collect), then it would sense water and start screaming.
Answered by: NiceOldGuy
Date published: 2018-02-07

DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A LOW BATTERY WARNING? BOB

DOES THIS UNIT HAVE A LOW BATTERY WARNING? BOB
Asked by: SOUD
My units have not alerted me to low battery so I do not think it has a low battery warning. Recommend you replace the 9V battery once a year - do it along with Smoke detectors for ease of remembering to replace it.
Answered by: mlinhart
Date published: 2018-03-01

what kind of 24 gauge wire used for extention

want to extent the alarm about 100 FT away,don't know what kind of 24 gauge wire can be used. Also, may I use the 22 gauge wire used for wall pad of garage opener to extent ?
Asked by: StLouisGuy
22 Gage wire will work suggest stranded wire
Answered by: trw
Date published: 2018-01-30
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Customer Reviews

Battery-Operated Water Alarm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 372.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from After my clothes washer leaked and almost ruined the floor, I bought three of these , washer, ref... After my clothes washer leaked and almost ruined the floor, I bought three of these , washer, refrigerator water to ice maker, and most important hot water heater pan in the attic. Everyone should buy these to tell you when water is leaking. Great product.
Date published: 2018-01-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from 3 Star Review Rating provided by a verified purchaser
Date published: 2017-11-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Did not work. Returned... Did not work. Returned
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This alarm really works well.... I am very happy with this purchase. It was money well spent in t... This alarm really works well.... I am very happy with this purchase. It was money well spent in that this alarm prevented damage from a basement drain back-up. Wow..... the drain did not back-up for six months and suddenly, even though the door to the room was closed, the alarm went off and we clearly heard it even upstairs ! I would definitely buy another one and I will definitely recommend this low priced treasure to all my family and friends. FYI...The alarm was standing on the floor in the corner, with the sensor attached to the bottom. I also installed a alkaline battery to insure long battery life on standby.
Date published: 2017-05-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yay! I've had one on my water heater for years. This weekend my wife said, "What's that *** noise... Yay! I've had one on my water heater for years. This weekend my wife said, "What's that *** noise in the garage!" Yep, it had gone off. The drain tray was almost full, but alarm gave me time to shut off water and save a big clean up. The battery was three years old--and still making unbearable noise! I'd bought it when the water heater reached end of warranty and I got scared--wanted early warning. Sure got it. Have recommended it to my neighbors. Cord is long enough to sit unit on top of heater and stick sensor in drip tray on my 55 gal electric. Best $10 I've spent in a long time.
Date published: 2018-02-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I was in the alarm business for 17 years. We installed these a lot. If you are putting it in the ... I was in the alarm business for 17 years. We installed these a lot. If you are putting it in the basement of a home this is a DUY project very simple. But if you live in a condo and your water heater is located on the the out side utility room you need to move the alarm (sensor the bottom part stays in the room) to the inside of the unit to hear it like i did. you just attach a 24 gauge 2 wire and drill a 1/4 inch hole into the inside the unit. (if your not a DUY person somebody in the family could be. ) you can also check where your thermostat is and see if you have two spare wires .
Date published: 2018-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great inexpensive way to protect against expensive water damage. I live on the 9th floor of a con... Great inexpensive way to protect against expensive water damage. I live on the 9th floor of a condo high-rise. Water damage is the main risk and it can cause thousands of dollars in damage in a short time. The alarm is easy to install and very loud which is critical if it trigger and I'm away from home. My neighbors will hear it and can call the concierge to take action.
Date published: 2017-12-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased a hot tub and was concerned about it leaking. I already had 1 leak detector but wante... I purchased a hot tub and was concerned about it leaking. I already had 1 leak detector but wanted to be sure that if it leaked I would know. I also have the "Leeo" which if the Leak Detector went off it would call me. Very simple and it works, I would definitely refer this to anyone who needs a leak detector .
Date published: 2018-02-13
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