Extend wires from water sensor?
I have two sump pump pits that I would like to monitor for high water, ie sump pump fails, so I get a notice hopefully before the pit(s) overflow.
Don't want to put the sensor in the pit so thinking I can extend wires from the sensor to go into the pit. Maybe even monitor both pits with wires extended from one sensor.
Offhand don't know why it wouldn't work. Someone probably tried it already.
11 months ago
I'm sure this has been done and discussed that it works just fine. Easy enough to jury-rig a temp set up and try it on your own. Good luck!
8 days ago
Never did try extending wires off the water sensor terminals. Was going to buy a couple more to use but those for SS2 systems are about as rare as hen's teeth these days.
What I did instead was buy more (used) entry sensors from eBay, then modified two of them with external wiring to normally closed float switches. The float switches are mounted in the sump pits so if the pumps don't work or are not keeping up, I'll get Alert Only notifications saying, (Entry Sensor Opened) "North Sump High Level" or "South Sump High Level".