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Posted - 12/24/2018 :  09:36:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I'm about to install the water shut-off-valve on a dishwasher. I have all the parts and am ready. My question is this: a dishwasher has 2 lines for water: the supply line and the drain line; I'm connecting the Smarthome shut-off-valve to the supply line, so, in case of a leak water will be cut off. No problem there if the supply valve works as expected. The drain line has another valve that works when connected to the power line. That means that, unless I cut the power to that drain valve, and this valve fails, I will get a flood from the drain valve, not form the supply line.
My question is, how do I cut remotely, through a sensor or something else, the power to the drain valve when I'm away traveling or in the office?
Thank you for reading, and sorry for this long post.


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Posted - 12/28/2018 :  04:10:07 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
This sounds odd in that I've never heard of a drain with a valve on it. who knows with modern appliances these days. might be there to prevent sewer gas backup like a "J" valve. The dishwasher obviously has it's own on / off value and if the power fails, the dishwasher won't be demanding water. your shutoff will only protect the system between the main supply and the dishwasher on / off which is basically the connection to the dishwasher. I think if this connection goes, you're going to have to shut off the house to get it repaired. I don't know if I'd trust and insteon device to keep the water off while I fix the dishwasher.
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