boyntonstu wrote:See my invention here:
E-Z Reach Inventor Creates Method To Prevent Home From Flooding
POSTED: 9:43 am EDT September 22, 2010
UPDATED: 5:43 pm EDT September 22, 2010
Local Man's Invention Stops Homes From Flooding
BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. -- A local inventor is at it again.
Stu Lieberman has put together a device that is designed to prevent a house from flooding.
Lieberman said the concept is simple.
He says his device turns off the water pressure inside a home until someone sets off the motion detector strategically placed in the bathroom, kitchen or laundry room.
"That sends a signal over the wires to the outside, where there's an automatic valve ... and that's how it works," Lieberman said.
Lieberman said the water will stay on for any preset time between 1 minute and 2 hours; enough time for a dishwasher or clothes washer to complete its cycle. The system works 24/7.
Lieberman hopes his new invention will help reduce the chances of houses in Florida from developing dangerous molds and the owners from experiencing an economic catastrophe.
Lieberman auditioned for the ABC show called "American Inventor. Lieberman introduced his 2007 invention called the E-Z Reach which can remove and replace smoke detectors on high ceilings with a pole mounted tool.
Deaths and falling injuries while attempting to reach smoke detectors are avoided with E-Z Reach.
It does have a number of problems however.
The power outage issue is the one that concerns me most.
The unnecessarily complex timing system is also an example of engineering that is not yet ready for implementation.
I also don't think it will help much.
Most plumbing leaks develop during cyclic loading of the system, i.e. when an appliance is in use, and water is flowing.
During operation of a high volume consumption appliance such as a dishwasher, the potential exists to dump significant quantities of water into your house walls, even with your system in place.
Customers are not going to be happy if they drop $700 on a "Water on Demand" system, and they still experience flood damage.
But you are the business genius, and we are mere peasants, so I guess we'll all just bow down to you.
Oh wise one.
How many grains does the motion sensor weigh?