One device for your entire home.

Simplicity and security.

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Exterior vertical installation

Exterior vertical installation

Buoy® Whole Home Water Controller installs on your water line

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Installation Configurations 

What is standard? In less than two hours, a professional will install the Buoy Whole Home Water Controller on 4-13” of exposed pipe that has at least 6” inches clearance from walls, pipes, and appliances, without needing extra pipe or fittings to do the job. For flex line installations, the plumber will secure Buoy to a 20x20x10 space on the wall that’s less than two feet from Buoy’s connection to your flex line.

Non-standard installations can require:

  • Cutting into walls or digging up pipes

  • Reworking your pipes to create space for the Controller

  • New copper pipe, pressure regulators, or similar supplies

  • More than two hours of time

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Interior vertical installation

Interior vertical installation

The Controller will go inside or outside your house in a spot above ground that's always accessible. It doesn’t need to be plugged in (just recharge the battery about once a year), and can be installed vertically or horizontally, with either copper pipe or flexline.

Quick Start Guide (PDF)

Installation Guide (PDF)

 
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What You'll Need

  • WiFi network using Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz

  • Accessible main water line for a single residence (not a shared meter)

  • Phone or tablet with iOS 8 or later, or Android 4.4 or later

  • Automatic shutoff, categorization and other features require a subscription

In the Box

  • Your Buoy Whole Home Water Controller

  • Rechargeable battery (the Controller does not need to be plugged in)

  • Battery charger, adapter, and indoor power cord

Installation Hardware: 

  • Rubber gasket rings (4)

  • Meter couplings (2)

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The Buoy App 

Once the Controller is installed and conneceted to your home WiFi network, it gets to work immediately, flexing its machine-learning muscle to analyze your water data. With a subscription, you can see your household water use and, when the Controller detects abnormal water usage, shut off your water remotely and automatically. It takes two weeks for the Controller to learn your home’s water signature. After two weeks, it will start categorizing your water usage, send you leak alerts, and, if you’ve enabled automatic shutoff, turn off your water when there’s a problem.


Technical Specs

 

Dimensions
13" x 6.5" x 6.5"

Weight
5.4 lbs (with battery)

Battery (included)
Lithium-Ion removable battery
Voltage: 7.4V nominal 8.4V peak
Capacity: 57 Whr 7.8 Ahr
UN38.3 Compliant
Life: One charge lasts about a year
Time to recharge: < 2 hours

Battery charger, adapter, and power cord assembly (included)
Input: 100-240V~ 50/60Hz, 1.5A Max
Output: 12V 5.0A
UL listed Class 2 Power Unit
Dry location use only

Wireless
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n @ 2.4GHz

App requirements
Buoy app on phone or tablet with Android 4.4+ or iOS 8+ or latest version of Safari, Chrome, Firefox on Mac OS X v10.9 or later and Windows 7 or later

 

Thread pitch/pattern for inlet and outlet 
1"-11.5 NPS

Meter coupling adaptors (included)
1” NPS to 3/4” NPT

Water Pressure (interval) 
40-100 psi

Material Composition
NSF-compliant   

Operating Environment Specs
Storage Temperature: -10 – 65ºC (14 – 149º F)
Relative Humidity: 10 – 80 %, non-condensing
Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet
Product Life: > 90,000 Operating Hours (10 years)

Warranty
1 year limited warranty for hardware

Supported Installation Configurations
Horizontally – inline, with a waterhorn, or with flexible line
Vertically – inline or with flexible line
View the Installation Guide