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Old 08/25/2017, 08:17 AM   #1
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DIY leak sensor prob

Any ideas on how two make a DIY leak sensor probe? My thought prosess has resulted in 2 wires taped to the floor, I'm sure there has to be better solutions out there.


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Old 09/09/2017, 12:51 AM   #2
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Steve Garrett uses two wires with alligator clips on the end attached to a dry square of Paper Town if the paper towel becomes wet in the circuit is closed and you get an alert

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Old 09/09/2017, 04:14 PM   #3
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Here's mine. I used the same material as my ATS, except I got red for the sensors. I stripped the wires back probably 2"s, then wove it through the plastic mesh. Then, I went and carefully heated and dropped some solder on each wire to stiffen them up. I made each sensor cord a different length, 4ft, 6ft, and 8ft. Easier to place them around the tank.


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Old 09/09/2017, 06:31 PM   #4
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Old 09/09/2017, 10:47 PM   #5
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Clever solution FullBoreReefer!


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Old 09/10/2017, 08:03 AM   #6
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The only thing I'm concerned is there copper in the ATS sensor?


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Old 09/10/2017, 08:23 AM   #7
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Here's what I ended up doing

I have a contiguious 2" lip around the base of my stand sealed with silicone and painted with exterior paint to contain spills. This is inside the stand.




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Old 09/10/2017, 01:37 PM   #8
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The only thing I'm concerned is there copper in the ATS sensor?
No copper. Plus these are made for the floor, right?

ATS sensor?


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Old 09/10/2017, 03:10 PM   #9
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No copper. Plus these are made for the floor, right?

ATS sensor?
ATS = auto topoff system?

Topping off my floor is one thing I am trying to avoid LOL


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Old 09/10/2017, 04:25 PM   #10
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Misunderstanding, I meant ATS as in my algae tank scrubber, meaning the mesh I used.

I didn't mean I have them mounted in something. These are strictly for the floor


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