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water flow detector
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Posted by: skhatri

02/24/2005, 10:33:59

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Hello,

I'm looking for a low-cost solution to detect without intrusion (without tapping into any pipes) whether a water faucet is on or not.

I don't care to know flow rates or anything else. Just need a signal to my controller when water flow is detected and another signal when water flow stops.

1 thought is to put a sensor on the outside of the sink. Another thought is to put a moisture senson on the sink bowl or the drain pipe.

Thoughts will be greatly appreciated.







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Posted by: randykimball
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03/04/2005, 23:20:40

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In all but a few cases there will be a temp difference when a fluid is passing through a pipe. You may could use this to tell if a the fluid is flowing.

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