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igi

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Need advice: water leak detector + linux software
« on: November 20, 2007, 11:16:21 PM »

Hi all,

  I'm a complete novice in X10, and need advice from this forum: what would be the minimum number of components that would let  my linux box monitor for water leaks? It runs Ubuntu. Please advice what hardware components I should buy and which Linux x10 software you think would work for this.

As I said before, I have no X10 devices whatsoever, but my linux box already does many things around the house like a champ.

Thanks a lot,

I.
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Re: Need advice: water leak detector + linux software
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2007, 11:31:44 AM »

Hi all,

  I'm a complete novice in X10, and need advice from this forum: what would be the minimum number of components that would let  my linux box monitor for water leaks? It runs Ubuntu. Please advice what hardware components I should buy and which Linux x10 software you think would work for this.

As I said before, I have no X10 devices whatsoever, but my linux box already does many things around the house like a champ.

Thanks a lot,

I.

I have a couple of these alarms, which run about $15 each.
http://www.proseriespumps.com/water_alarm.htm

Right now they're running stand-alone, but my plan is to connect an X-10 PSC01 Powerflash unit to the siren in the alarm to provide an X10 signal on the power line.

An X-10 CM11A interface and HEYU software (http://www.heyu.org) will let you do whatever you want from your Linux box when it receives the X10 signal.


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Re: Need advice: water leak detector + linux software
« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2007, 07:03:51 PM »

Here is another option for a water/moisture sensor. Its a bit more money and hooks to a power flasher.

http://www.smarthome.com/71932.html

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