As Karma would have i lost some of my layout, not to bad to a natural disaster in the basement. The supply hose to the washing machine ruptured and wiped out an entire village - lol. Unfortuantely I do not have A FEMA agency on board, Alot of stuff was salvageable.Just a little reminder to change the washing machine hoses regularily - just a helpful hint. I also wrote the date of the change on the machine itself. I have purchased a solenoid valve from Smarthome.com and awaiting its arrival. You place several sensors strategically throughout your basement, near water heater, sump pump, furnace etc. Upon one of the sensors activating, the solenoid valve turns off the water to the house. Just a few solder joints and basic wire should help save years of work.