Chapter 3Water Level Notifier

If you live in the midwestern part of the United States like I do, you know all about heavy rains and the effects they can have on a basement. Stories of sump pumps failing during torrential downpours are often punctuated with “Had I only known how quickly the water level in my sump pit was rising, I would have had more time to move my stored items out of the way.”

Imagine another scenario, where someone needs to use a dehumidifier to remove dampness in a cellar. Inexpensive dehumidifiers often stop working when water reaches a certain height in the condensation bucket. Some models may include an audible alarm or flashing light when this shutdown occurs, but such alerts are ineffective because the dehumidifier ...

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