DIYer creates running toilet alarm

Here’s a great post from the Make Magazine blog – profiling a DIYer who has made an alarm that lets him know if his toilet cistern is running and wasting water.

The article quotes a piece in Design News that profiles Nick Knoll’s project – a switch made from magnets and foam floats that emits an audible alarm when the tank fails to hit its high-water mark within 45 seconds – thus demonstrating that it is losing water.

Read the piece here >>

Now that’s the kind of bathroom innovation we like to see – anyone out there handy enough to try making it for themselves? Let us know how you get on.

Or, as a commenter points out, you could always just change the washers that are causing the leak in the first place. But why spoil the fun?