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: 2017-04-08

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: 2017-08-23

What does the alarm sound like?

Is the alarm sound similar to a fire or CO2 alarm? I'd hate to evacuate my family in our pajamas in the middle of the night because a leaky sink pipe triggered this alarm, if it sounds too much like a smoke alarm.
Asked by: Bob
About the same sound, pitch and volume as a smoke alarm.
Answered by: BuildingOwner
Date published: 2017-03-29

is the sensor submersible? For use in a sump crock where the water could rise above the sensor be...

is the sensor submersible? For use in a sump crock where the water could rise above the sensor before you fix the problem.
Asked by: mike
The leads are submersible and there is about 6' of wire between the leads and the alarm unit. The alarm unit is not submersible.
Answered by: BuildingOwner
Date published: 2017-08-24
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Customer Reviews

Battery-Operated Water Alarm is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 313.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I did a quick test with this unit, and it appears to be working very good. It's going to be insta... I did a quick test with this unit, and it appears to be working very good. It's going to be installed in a water heater closet that is hard to visually see. The loud piercing noise it makes when it contacts water is a great alarm that can be heard even when asleep.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Having just experienced a unwelcome hot water tank replacement experience my immediate concern wa... Having just experienced a unwelcome hot water tank replacement experience my immediate concern was to focus immediately on getting my new 50-gallon 7-year Rheem hot water tank installed as quickly as possible then follow up with finally purchasing a few of these water alarms to minimize water damage should my washing machine hoses and hot water tank decide to "take a dump". Researched all the available battery operated water alarms and this particular got quite a number of high reviews on both ease of use and reliability so off to Home Depot I went (again!). Price per unit at Home Depot is either quite competitive or even cheaper than eBay. Purchased two initially to put to use .... washing machine area and the gas fired hot water tank. Easy to move about but even easier to attach to where you want this to do it's work....I used either double sided sticky tape or velcro to adhere the sensor part to the lowest part of the floor and trial test by allowing a few drops of water to dribble past the sensor.....Wow!, this alarm works as intended and is loud enough such that I can hear it in the bedroom 2 stories above where these sensors as attached. Will pick up two more of these units to place under sinks just to insure our recently renovated basement bathroom is not ruined by water damage.
Date published: 2017-04-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from For the cost of about $12 the Water Alarm is a quick way to sense a water leak emergency. I place... For the cost of about $12 the Water Alarm is a quick way to sense a water leak emergency. I placed three units around my basement. If you have a rain water sump pump it might warn you that the pump or electrical power has failed. I didn't rate it five stars because the alarm may not be loud enough to wake some heavy sleepers. The semiconductor circuit board is likely reliable once the unit has been tested for a few months. Hopefully the battery won't need replacing more than my smoke detector batteries. Obviously you could buy a much more commercially rated water alarm for a lot more money if your application is that critical.
Date published: 2017-10-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I ran wire down post so that sensor is about 1/2 inch off the floor of a service basement and t... I ran wire down post so that sensor is about 1/2 inch off the floor of a service basement and then mounted the box on stairs as close to door as possible. I tested it by holding a saucer of water under the sensor and then moving it up until the alarm went off. Seemed to work well and I guess this is also a way to test the battery. This basement has water running across floor whenever we have super heavy rains, but that is the way it was designed. My wife was on second floor of house and she heard the alarm even though door to basement closed. So I guess it is loud enough. A longer wire would be nice so I could mount the alarm box even closer to the door. Would be nice if it had a low battery alarm.
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased this on a whim since I was moving... I purchased this on a whim since I was moving the washer in the basement I figured this would help in case one of the plumbing fittings leaked or there was a backup. In order to move the washer from its current location I needed to cut the existing waste line from the washer and relocate it. I did not however cap the old line and while the solvent was curing on the new lines my son decided to do some laundry and all the water was dumping from the cut line onto the basement floors. Well the alarm went off alerting us to this issue which prevented thousands of dollars in damage, leaving only some water to clean up off the floor rather than ripping out drywall and carpet in adjacent rooms. Money well spent!!
Date published: 2017-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works really well. You don't have to worry about not hearing the alarm it's really really loud. Also if your putting it by your sump pump put it about 6" or more from the top to give your self some time to shift your pump if it traveled and got the float stuck against the side of the well also duct tape the alarm cord in 2 different places on the floor so it won't drop into the well by accident. And you will be good to go. Excellent alarm I also put one by the A/C unit in case your condinsate line gets clogged you will be aware before it's a problem. . Also a good idea to put one by the water heater for full protection on all not so thought about appliances ... Just saying..... Hope this helps you out, I know it's done wonders for me.
Date published: 2017-07-18
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 This water alarm is easy to set.. The very first time we used it,. the alarm sounded off about ... This water alarm is easy to set.. The very first time we used it,. the alarm sounded off about 10 pm. My husband ran down the basement stairs expecting the new water pump to be leaking., but it was not. Our hot water heater died and started leaking. My husband was shocked when he traced the water back to its origin. We immediately went and bought the second alarm the next day. I am thinking that we coud easily use a third one and place it near the sump pump. Theese are priced so well that they are affordable/.
Date published: 2017-06-27
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