Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan

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Hi, all:

I'm adding a water sensor on the backup drain pan for my attic air
conditioning unit.  I can't remember what zone type to use for an Ademco 15P
panel.  If the sensor trips, I want the signal to be sent to the central
station (so that my cell phone will receive a text message), but I don't
want the local siren to sound.  Keypad beeping is also fine.

So, would the zone type by 24hr. auxilliary?

Thanks, in advance, for your help!

Rob Houston



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Rob Houston wrote:
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Type 08 24 Hour Auxiliary Alarm (Does report to C.S. and local keypad
sound but no audible)

Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
Sean:

Excellent----this is what I thought, but I was afraid it would sound
the siren.

Thanks for the quick reply,

Rob


SeanS wrote:
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24 hour aux does sound the siren ;)

James


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Theres a   zone type called " 24 monitor" its what i use at radio station
you get a display on keypad but no sound.
I use the 15p panel at the radio station.



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If they don't say that, they'll want to program their own CS information
into your system and more than likely ask you to relinquish the
installer code during the course of your contract with them.

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James:

What do you suggest in place of the 24-hour auxilliary zone?

Thanks,

Rob


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24 Auxilairy Type 08 "sends a report to the CS and provides an alarm sound
at the keypad. No bell output is provided."
(from a manual...)  for "...a zone containing monitoring devices such as
water of temperature sensors."

rick

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15P

Why would you want to send a burg signal for a drain?



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
GReat idea...mine just overflowed last week..what a pita. I'm gonna do the
same thing, they (air cond industry) makes a float valve that also will shut
the ac unit down - I think it fits in the overflow pipe (I haven't found the
device yet though, but my ac repair guy wanted 150 bucks for just the
part...I must be in the wrong business!)


| Hi, all:
|
| I'm adding a water sensor on the backup drain pan for my attic air
| conditioning unit.  I can't remember what zone type to use for an Ademco
15P
| panel.  If the sensor trips, I want the signal to be sent to the central
| station (so that my cell phone will receive a text message), but I don't
| want the local siren to sound.  Keypad beeping is also fine.
|
| So, would the zone type by 24hr. auxilliary?
|
| Thanks, in advance, for your help!
|
| Rob Houston
|
|



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
 let your panel activate a relay to break the Air Cond. thermostat circuit -
triggered by the water sensor in alarm.  Save that buck fifty!

Rick

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shut
the



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
Yah, but I don't wanna mess with AC wiring (air cond, not alt current). I'm
gonna just wire it to aux trouble zone and have my operators page me or RP
if it goes into trouble. I'm re-routing the drain line so it doesn't get
clogged as easily anyway.



| let your panel activate a relay to break the Air Cond. thermostat
circuit -
| triggered by the water sensor in alarm.  Save that buck fifty!
|
| Rick
|
| > GReat idea...mine just overflowed last week..what a pita. I'm gonna do
the
| > same thing, they (air cond industry) makes a float valve that also will
| shut
| > the ac unit down - I think it fits in the overflow pipe (I haven't found
| the
| > device yet though, but my ac repair guy wanted 150 bucks for just the
| > part...I must be in the wrong business!)
| >
| >
| > | Hi, all:
| > |
| > | I'm adding a water sensor on the backup drain pan for my attic air
| > | conditioning unit.  I can't remember what zone type to use for an
Ademco
| > 15P
| > | panel.  If the sensor trips, I want the signal to be sent to the
central
| > | station (so that my cell phone will receive a text message), but I
don't
| > | want the local siren to sound.  Keypad beeping is also fine.
| > |
| > | So, would the zone type by 24hr. auxilliary?
| > |
| > | Thanks, in advance, for your help!
| > |
| > | Rob Houston
| > |
| > |
| >
| >
|
|



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
Crash:

I picked up the small "float" switch from Ebay last week for less than
$16 (includes shipping).  It's a normally closed design that is
supposed to be wired into the thermostat, so that if the float rises,
the circuit is broken, shutting down the AC unit.  However, like you, I
didn't want to install it that way, but just want to be notified that
water is leaking into the secondary "back up" drain pan.  So, I put it
on a wireless zone on my panel.

If you're interested in more details about the switch or the Ebay link,
let me know, and I'll forward the information to you.

Regards,

Rob



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Rob,
Yah...I'd appreciate seeing what it looks like and/or the part/manufacturer
number and source. Thanks!

Rob


| Crash:
|
| I picked up the small "float" switch from Ebay last week for less than
| $16 (includes shipping).  It's a normally closed design that is
| supposed to be wired into the thermostat, so that if the float rises,
| the circuit is broken, shutting down the AC unit.  However, like you, I
| didn't want to install it that way, but just want to be notified that
| water is leaking into the secondary "back up" drain pan.  So, I put it
| on a wireless zone on my panel.
|
| If you're interested in more details about the switch or the Ebay link,
| let me know, and I'll forward the information to you.
|
| Regards,
|
| Rob
|
|
|
| Crash Gordon wrote:
| > GReat idea...mine just overflowed last week..what a pita. I'm gonna do
the
| > same thing, they (air cond industry) makes a float valve that also will
shut
| > the ac unit down - I think it fits in the overflow pipe (I haven't found
the
| > device yet though, but my ac repair guy wanted 150 bucks for just the
| > part...I must be in the wrong business!)
| >
| >
| > | Hi, all:
| > |
| > | I'm adding a water sensor on the backup drain pan for my attic air
| > | conditioning unit.  I can't remember what zone type to use for an
Ademco
| > 15P
| > | panel.  If the sensor trips, I want the signal to be sent to the
central
| > | station (so that my cell phone will receive a text message), but I
don't
| > | want the local siren to sound.  Keypad beeping is also fine.
| > |
| > | So, would the zone type by 24hr. auxilliary?
| > |
| > | Thanks, in advance, for your help!
| > |
| > | Rob Houston
| > |
| > |
|



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
I just spent about $1.00 to safeguard my attic ac pan.  It's call
cleaning the drain lines versus spending money for an alarm to tell you
the water is going to ruin your ceiling.  The buck was maybe the cost
of electricity to run the wetvac for one minute and suck any crap out
the lines before it gets to clogging things up.  Prevention!


Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
I do suck the crap out June July August...in fact this happened not 2 weeks
after I had cleaned it. The slime grows rather quickly out here I guess. Not
only do I vacuum it out, I blow out the drain lines with a hose...what can I
tell ya? Sometimes prevention doesn't work? Dunno, but I'm gonna do both
prevention and detection.


|I just spent about $1.00 to safeguard my attic ac pan.  It's call
| cleaning the drain lines versus spending money for an alarm to tell you
| the water is going to ruin your ceiling.  The buck was maybe the cost
| of electricity to run the wetvac for one minute and suck any crap out
| the lines before it gets to clogging things up.  Prevention!
|



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Crash:

Here's the Ebay link:
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180013734346&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1


I agree with you------it's best to have prevention and detection!

Good luck,
Rob

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Thanks! I found that a AC supplier right near me has it in stock...thanks
for the lead!

rob


| Crash:
|
| Here's the Ebay link:
|
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&ih=008&item=180013734346&rd=1&sspagename=STRK%3AMEWN%3AIT&rd=1
|
|
| I agree with you------it's best to have prevention and detection!
|
| Good luck,
| Rob
|
| Crash Gordon wrote:
| > Rob,
| > Yah...I'd appreciate seeing what it looks like and/or the
part/manufacturer
| > number and source. Thanks!
| >
| >
|



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15P

I would suggest researching the configurable zone option



Re: Ademco Zone Type for Drain Pan
Depends on the central station but the burg signal could be converted to a
water signal at their end.

James B


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