Anyone Have a Flume Water Monitor?

I got an email from Sense about 2 weeks ago with a 15% promo code for the Flume Water Monitor, and took the bait! Pulled the trigger yesterday…

Anyone else pull the trigger? The code ends today (August 3rd)…

Anyone have any experience with the Flume that they care to share?

Got one too, but my homeowners insurance gave me a 50% off coupon :wink:
Worth checking out first

(and no, they wouldn’t stack :wink: )

D*mn… That’s awesome… What insurance company do you have? Geez, I hope it’s not Allstate or I will be full of regret that I hadn’t checked that out first!!!

I have heard that some water utilities will rebate you…in fact, the rebate could be large enough to cover almost the entire cost… I checked my water utility and confirmed that they have no such program…

I have Mercury insurance

How long have you had and how well does it work?

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I installed in on the 23rd of last month.
I like it so far.
One day i was watering the plants and something popped up and I forgot I had the hose running (slowly)
2 Hours later I got a warning for a leak. Very effective.
That was on the 28th as you can see in the graph below.
This is overview of last week usage:

I paid with the rebate of my insurance:
Subtotal $75.00
Shipping $10.00
Taxes $5.44 (california)
Total $90.44 USD You saved $124.00

Integrated with home assistant (which I am still figuring out in general)
Another useful thing added to my controlled/monitored home.

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grin

Now both parties are giving 15% discount on each others products :wink:

btw:
Use code: FLUMEFRIEND at checkout to save 15% on Sense!

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Same thing here…pulled the trigger after receiving 15% from Flume. Flume detected leak 2 hours after installing it! Based on my calculations I was paying $15 a month for that irrigation valvle leak( which I couldn’t see as it was inside control valve box).
Let’s see what Sense can find.

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I am now trying to find this one

It is not a lot, but I am determined to find it :wink:

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I installed and calibrated my Flume 2. It was sorely inaccurate…

I contacted their support team (who are pretty amazing tbh)… They had me recalibrate and told me to perform a meter accuracy test from their Flume web portal… I did this and calculated on my own that my Flume was off by 2.017x.

The support team adjusted my account by applying an adjustment factor (which I am convinced is exactly what I manually calculated on my own), and now it seems to be accurate… I am going to live with this thing for a while and redo the meter accuracy test later to confirm that it hasn’t drifted off it’s accuracy…

So far, the data is pretty eye opening… Even though I halved my irrigation times to keep my lawn on “life support”, the data shows that it really doesn’t matter much what I do INSIDE my house… We use very little water… My opportunity is ALL OUTSIDE!!! Ugh… It’s actually quite depressing how much water we use in our irrigation system…even in life support mode…

I need to do something about my lawn and move to a more drought tolerant landscaping model…

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Earlier this week, Flume introduced an annual subscription service called “Flume Insights”.

They’ve moved a number of their standard features into this premium service offering, and have lowered the price on their Flume 2 hardware from $199 to $149.

Current customers who purchased their Flume prior to the introduction of this new service are grandfathered into the current “Flume Insight” features… However, any new features that they introduce that they will include in this new service will not be available to the grandfathered customers unless they subscribe to the new service.

So anyone who already has a Flume, consider yourself fortunate… You have premium features w/o having to subscribe to the new service…

My experience with Flume wasn’t so great. It failed to detect a toilet that was leaking. It classified it as irrigation, even though I specifically indicated that I didn’t have an irrigation system.

I’ve since returned the system and went with Moen Flo.

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Moen Flo is an inline system that requires a plumber to install, correct?

I know nothing about Moen Flo, so my understanding could be completely inaccurate… If it does install inline, what did it cost you to have it installed? And what was the cost of the hardware?

The Moen Flo cost $399 on sale. I installed it myself. Probably a couple hundred dollars for a plumber to do that.