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LeakBreaker Water Heater Shut-Off Valve with Control and Sensor

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  • Protect against catastrophic flooding due to water heater failure
  • Valve shuts off water supply if sensor detects moisture
  • Easy to use & install
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About This Product

The Taco LeakBreaker is a water heater leak protection device that protects against flood damage from the containment failure of a water heater. It consists of a control unit, valve with actuator and sensor. This re-settable, testable protection device can be installed on any style water heater to shut-off the incoming water supply, preventing additional water flow to a damaged water heater. The two color LED light and audible alarm lets you know the status of LeakBreaker at all times. The Taco LeakBreaker is installed on the incoming cold water supply to the water heater, shutting off the water to a leaking water heater. The plumb and plug design is specifically engineered for use on a new or retrofit installation. Components are pre-wired to simplify the installation process, just plug in the sensor, valve, power supply and/or batteries. LeakBreaker can be tested anytime and then be reset to guard against a future leak.

Highlights

  • Quick connect wiring
  • LeakBreaker module operates with power cord or 4 AA batteries (Not included)
  • 2 color LED status light
  • Audible alarm
  • Alarm mute
  • 2 N/O; N/C dry contacts
  • Full port valve
  • Easy removable actuator
  • Service: potable water
  • Water temp: 33°F to 220°F
  • Maximum operating pressure:140 psi
  • Maximum shut off pressure: 125 psi
  • Maximum Static Pressure:300 psi
  • Maximum Ambient Temp:135°F
  • 3/4 in. NPT
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Product Information

Internet # 302356804

Model # LB-075H-1LF

Store SKU # 1004439421

Specifications

Dimensions: H 4.375 in, W 4.875 in, D 4.875 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

4.875 in

Product Height (in.)

4.375 in

Product Width (in.)

4.875 in

Details

Application

Water Heater

Compatible Brand/Model

Universal

Finish Family

Green

For Use With

Electric Tank, Gas Tank

Material

Body: Forged Brass

Pack Size

1

Product Type

Water Alarms

Product Weight (lb.)

3 lb

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

26Questions
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Q:Need to install a Water Heater shutoff valve on my new water heater. I couldn't find info on the sensor for how long the cord is to ensure it will reach my pan from where my shut off valve will be. The pipe to floor now is about 4'8"
by|Mar 30, 2024
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A:  The wire that comes with the sensor is 95” long. It is a simple two strand small gauge wire. I have always referred to it as speaker wire. The sensor has two set screws where the wire is attached. The wire can be extended up to 200’. The system can accommodate up to 10 sensors with total wire length being no more than 200’. If from a desk top computer, you scroll down the Home Depot product listing page you will come to a section entitled Product Details. If you expand that section, you will find PDFs of the product documents. The use and care manual outlines this on page 4.

by|Apr 1, 2024
    caret
    Q:The alarm went off on our unit.We silenced it.However, light is still solid red.Does this mean the shutoff valve is still in place and we will not have hot water?If so, how to reset the unit? How can we be sure there is no leak? Water not visible yet.
    by|Nov 3, 2023
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    A:  If you scroll down the Home Depot product listing page you will come to a section entitled Product Details. If you expand that section, you will find PDFs of the product documents. If you open the instructions, you will find the fault codes on page 6. A solid red light is explained at the bottom of the page. It indicates the sensor has become. It further explains how to reset and open the valve.

    by|May 23, 2024
      caret
      Q:Does this valve work with my ring camera app?
      by|Oct 31, 2023
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      A:  No as this version is not wifi enabled.

      by|Oct 31, 2023
        caret
        Q:I turn off water main. I came home and my Taco water leak alarm was going off. There is no leak. It does not reset why
        by|Oct 29, 2023
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        A:  I am sorry I don't have an answer for you. I called two people I know at Taco. Each of them came back with questions that I could not answer. I would suggest you give them a call at 401 942 8000. So you can be prepared ne asked me if the unit had a Blue Dot on the actuator and the other asked about the humidity level.

        by|Oct 30, 2023
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          Customer Reviews

          3.9 out of 5

          • 3.9 out of 24 reviews
          • 75% recommend this product
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          They fail
          Our company used to use the Tayco leak breaker system. We used literally hundreds of them. I’ve been going back to multiple failures of the valves, the ball valves get stuck and do not shut off I have contacted Taco multiple times but no one really cares.if you are putting this in an area that can be flooded look for something else we are now trying flood stops. Note it also didn’t matter if water was softened or not I have one in my own house with a softener and it still gets stuck we’ll be taking it out soon
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            The Taco water heater shut off valve was so easy to install. The easy actuator release allowed m...
            The Taco water heater shut off valve was so easy to install. The easy actuator release allowed me to install the valve in my water line without fuss. Easy electrical hook-up with just three plug-ins on the controller and I was done. Lightweight yet solid construction ensures this valve will last a long time without stressing my water lines. Now I have peace of mind that if my water heater leaks I won't have to throw away all my stuff in my basement and with the extra dry contacts available, I'll be able to connect other monitoring capability as well. I'm now considering another valve to shut-off all my water if a leak occurs other than at the water heater.
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            This is an inexpensive insurance policy to hopefully stop a potential flood do to a hot water tank leak. Can you imagine what it would cost if your basement flooded. I’ve decided to put this next to the hot water tank and not in the drip tray under the tank because it also serve as an alarm if the sump pump was to fail allowing water to back up in the basement, the sensor would sound alerting us that there is a problem. Installation was easy for me, I just had to tap into the main “PEX” water line and followed the instruction. I decided to use both battery and electric plug in, that way if we have a power outage the unit will still work. If you’re on a well system you could add this to the main line coming into the house and put the sensor close to the water tank.
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            Second to a house fire a major water leak is one of my biggest fears as a homeowner. Even though ...
            Second to a house fire a major water leak is one of my biggest fears as a homeowner. Even though our hot water heater is in the basement and has the code required drain pan that goes to a sump pump, it's almost ten years old, and I just don't see it being able to handle the full forty gallons of water that would come rushing out the bottom along with the cold water supply that would keep feeding it from a 3/4" supply line. Shutting off the water supply is critically important if you want to prevent water damage, especially if your hot water heater is located inside the living area. Along comes a possible solution. This is the Taco LeakBreaker and from what I've seen so far I really like the way it's designed and constructed. The shut off valve is a full port ball valve. This style ball valve is more reliable than gate style valves that are cheaper to buy but tend to leak at the handle, collect sediment, and get frozen open over time. Let's face it, how many homeowners are exercising the water valves in their home on a regular basis? The actuator has a manual bypass so if the unit should fail you can manually override it to keep the valve turned on or off. You can even remove the actuator assembly that turns the ball valve shaft which essentially just makes it a stand-alone valve but without a handle. Also included is a wafer board water sensor that sits flat on the floor as close to the hot water heater as possible or in the catch pan if you have one. The water sensor plugs into the main control module or the "brain" of the unit. The brain is responsible for reading the water sensor and then activating the shut off valve. Water leaks can happen even when there is a power outage so the brain of the unit can be powered 24/7 by a set of four AA batteries or you can also use the included six volt AC/DC wall wart to power the unit which leaves the batteries as backup power. If you don't have an outlet near your hot water heater the batteries allow you to still take advantage of its capabilities. I ended up running an additional 110 outlet to the ceiling near the hot water heater so I don't have to keep replacing batteries in the brain. This is the optimal way to go but requires a knowledge of electrical wiring in addition to plumbing. When my house was built the builder installed a gate valve to shut off the cold water supply to my hot water heater. I decided to get rid of that valve entirely and put the Taco leak breaker valve in its place. Installation was a piece of cake because the brass valve has 3/4" FPT (female pipe thread) on both ends. I soldered a 3/4" copper MPT (male pipe thread) to the inlet of my hot water heater and threaded a 3/4" PEX male adapter into the inlet of the Taco shut off valve (don't forget the teflon tape). Soldering brass to copper is really difficult so I'm glad Taco used a female threaded inlet/outlet setup on the valve. If you don't know how to do this kind of work I would recommend having a licensed plumber install the ball valve for you, and then you can do the rest of the installation yourself. One additional thing I REALLY like that Taco did, is that they included two additional ports (and the plugs for them) on the brain module labelled, N/O Com N/C. I haven't had a chance to test them but I think these could be used to tie into a home automation system to send you an alert, or trip a siren. Very cool. If they can be used this way and your heater leaks you could rush home to clean up the water before too much damage is done. I only have a few minor complaints about the product that Taco could easily alter. Nothing that affects the star rating in my opinion. 1) The water sensor and actuator wires are only eight feet long. In order to put the "brain" module up in the rafters of my eight foot basement ceiling (away from accidents) I had to extend the wiring on the water sensor. Luckily this was easy to do without splicing the wiring because the water sensor and the plug that goes in to the brain both use screw down terminals. It was easy to just remove the factory wiring and substitute a longer piece of two conductor stranded wiring. I needed about 12ft of length on the lead so I used a wire gauge one size thicker than what Taco used. The wall wart power wire is about ten feet long. 2) The wafer board has four plastic standoffs that keep it about a 1/16" of an inch or so off the ground. However, they are not fixed in place and could get knocked out. 3) The wafer board is a little on the large side. About 4" by 1.5". If your catch pan is on the small side you could have some difficulty getting the wafer board in place. 4) The leak alert is not very loud. Even with it in the rafters of the basement I probably won't be able to hear it from the floor above. My final thoughts. Please don't use this in place of a proper catch pan and drain. Even with the LeakBreaker the tank is still going to empty itself along with all of the hot water lines running throughout your home. Forty gallons is still a lot of water. I haven't had it installed very long but every time I have tested it, it shut off the water valve properly. This is one of the better products I've had the chance to review but if I knew it existed would definitely want to buy.
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            excellent valve
            excellent valve
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            Had to install it on my new water heater per the HOA. I tested it before the plumbers came out to make sure it worked and it was fine, alarm went off and the valve closed as it should.
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            My plumber installed two of these Taco Leakbreakers in my house. Both started beeping for no reason. Plumber came to your house today and completely removed it. I will remain without a sensor. This was a very unpleasant experience. I cannot recommend this product.
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              Taco quality
              Easy to install and change batteries. User and maintenance friendly.
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              Don't waste your money. It does not work. ...
              Don't waste your money. It does not work. The motor does not have the power to completely turn off the valve and the throws an error. It does a test every 2 weeks and fails. Company reluctantly sent replacement and had same problem. Bought a third and same problem. Motor is pitifully under power to turn valve. Suggest buying main water shut off system that supports multiple wireless detector. The Taco leak breaker is garbage.
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