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OwlHoot
10th September 2011, 10:43
Meaning to run an average bath, I've yet again let it fill to the brim. :mad

So what I need is: a pair of wires, a battery, and a buzzer. So I can hook a simple contraption over the side with the wires pointing downward and ending at the desired water level, and when the water reaches that level the buzzer sounds. Real cutting-edge physics this. (Even better would be a motor that could then automatically turn off the tap!)

Any ideas where to buy hobbyist type items like this? Obviously I can buy the wire and batteries anywhere, and perhaps the buzzer wouldn't be too hard (I could maybe extract one from a cheap smoke detector for example.) But perusing a good web site might give me other ideas.

Who knows, next year I could be on Dragon's Den, trying to flog a patent bath level detector. :smokin

MarillionFan
10th September 2011, 10:44
Meaning to run an average bath, I've yet again let it fill to the brim. :mad

So what I need is: a pair of wires, a battery, and a buzzer. So I can hook a simple contraption over the side with the wires pointing downward and ending at the desired water level, and when the water reaches that level the buzzer sounds. Real cutting-edge physics this. (Even better would be a motor that could then automatically turn off the tap!)

Any ideas where to buy hobbyist type items like this? Obviously I can buy the wire and batteries anywhere, and perhaps the buzzer wouldn't be too hard (I could perhaps extract one from a cheap smoke detector for example.) But perusing a good web site might give me other ideas.

Who knows, next year I could be on Dragon's Den, trying to flog a patent bath level detector. :smokin

Or a stopwatch with an alarm. :eyes

SueEllen
10th September 2011, 10:47
Who knows, next year I could be on Dragon's Den, trying to flog a patent bath level detector. :smokin

Limited market appeal.

You are better of flogging it to Lakeland.

MarillionFan
10th September 2011, 10:48
Limited market appeal.

You are better of flogging it to Lakeland.

I don't know. Maybe he could do something hooked up to the mains.

Shocking!

:igmc:

hyperD
10th September 2011, 11:22
Get a megaflo system - that way the bath can fill up supersonically in about 30 seconds.

Or get a smaller bath. :)

PAH
10th September 2011, 12:06
Use a vertical bath, otherwise known as a shower.

Clippy
10th September 2011, 12:42
You mean summat like this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/OTG-Star-Fish-Bath-Alarm/dp/B000630MAE).

SueEllen
10th September 2011, 12:54
You mean summat like this (http://www.amazon.co.uk/OTG-Star-Fish-Bath-Alarm/dp/B000630MAE).

Trust you to spoil the fun. :frown

Clippy
10th September 2011, 12:55
Trust you to spoil the fun. :frown

:emb

SimonMac
10th September 2011, 12:59
KUATB (http://www.playpennies.com/bath-buddy-water-level-detector-500-argos/)

NickFitz
10th September 2011, 13:23
Here's another: Flooding Sensor Alarm - Alzheimer's & Dementia Products Ltd (http://www.alzproducts.co.uk/dementia-alzheimers-safety/flooding-sensor-alarm.html)

doodab
10th September 2011, 13:29
Why not rig up some sort of ballcock contraption?

You can get buzzers from Rapid (http://www.rapidonline.com) or farnell, rs etc. Probably maplins too if you want it today and have one nearby.

OwlHoot
10th September 2011, 14:48
Why not rig up some sort of ballcock contraption? ...

Oh I already have them, They're handy for alerting me if the water is too hot when I get in :eek:

Clippy
10th September 2011, 15:10
KUATB (http://www.playpennies.com/bath-buddy-water-level-detector-500-argos/)

That looks perfect for SY01 to attach to his bed. :laugh

vetran
10th September 2011, 16:11
Nova-flo (http://www.livingmadeeasy.org.uk/bathing/water-level-indicators-p/nova_flo-0104429-574-information.htm)

TimberWolf
10th September 2011, 17:17
Anyone else not had a bath in years?

I like the ballcock idea. You could use the one from the toilet on a bigger lever as long as you also take the water supply from the toilet.