Appliance Flood Pans – Simple Trick to prevent $7000 in damage!

Appliance Flood Pans – Simple Trick to prevent $7000 in damage!

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  1. Todd Coleman
    Todd Coleman 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    We had our dishwasher start leaking through the door seals the other day and I remembered seeing this video a few months ago. Now rewatching it and seeing you dishwasher pan it looks as if it doesn't extend out as far as the door and might miss leaks from a failed door seal. Did you intend to capture that sort of leak or more of a hose failure?

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  2. Travis McDonald
    Travis McDonald 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    This guy loves the zip system waaay too much 🤣

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  3. David Hughes
    David Hughes 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Good for toilets too. Especially if you have a bad aim.

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  4. Ryan McCarthy
    Ryan McCarthy 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Whens the video on removing all that shiplap that isn't in style anymore 😀

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  5. RB inatorr
    RB inatorr 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Just zip-tape floor too, skip the pans?

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  6. Max Hichins
    Max Hichins 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    those are some kick ass ideas

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  7. Peter Loizeaux
    Peter Loizeaux 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    For years I have installed 'peel and stick' flooring tiles in kitchen and bathroom cabinets to protect the particle board. i run scrap pieces about an inch up the inside and then use super glue to seal all seams. finally I use caulking rope around all pipes and install an escutcheon around the pipe. (if I'm having to be cheap i just drill a hole in a plastic bottle cap to make my own escutcheon)

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  8. OldSkoolWayy
    OldSkoolWayy 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Man I love the build show.. It has positively
    Totally changed the way I see and approach the trades and building and I'm not even a builder..

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  9. Chris Hall
    Chris Hall 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I work as an insurance adjuster and these types of leaks are the majority of my work. Pans, drains and water sensors would save millions in mitigation and repairs. I would argue installing these features should warrant a discount on insurance rates.

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  10. wowthatsdeepman
    wowthatsdeepman 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    The voiceover at 3:54 lol

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  11. toadamine
    toadamine 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    How do you roll your fridge out to clean behind it if it's in a pan?

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  12. Mike Murphy
    Mike Murphy 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    The welding on that pan is horrible….

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  13. zackdreamcast
    zackdreamcast 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I think the p-trap is a better option vs a rubber product that could dry out

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  14. Anna Myob
    Anna Myob 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    great ideas. What can be done to protect from potential leaks inside walls, such as behind shower faucet and nozzle? most times such leaks aren't noticeable until considerable damage has been done. i wish this thoughtfulness had been put into the house gramma had built, where i am now dealing with leaks and such.

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  15. Jim Theriault
    Jim Theriault 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    If the washing machine hose fails , that pan will do nothing

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  16. Andy
    Andy 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    That last device is called a duckbill. Have them on my boat for the toilet system. They dry out and leak and need to be changed say every 5 years or so.

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  17. Patrick Simons
    Patrick Simons 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Never heard of drain seals but i need one!

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  18. fwaynedavis
    fwaynedavis 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    5/4 is 1" ?

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  19. c ben
    c ben 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Hey Matt, awesome video as usual. Do you have any concern about power outage and the possibility of the freezer and or ice maker defrosting and draining on the floor? I'm a contractor and I recently remodeled a kitchen that started with that exact problem and ruined the floors

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  20. Clifford Bradford
    Clifford Bradford 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    My sh!tty Whirlpool dishwasher that is less than 3 years old leaks all the time because the the rubber door gasket only goes around the top and sides.
    I wouldn't bee too bothered except the kitchen has hardwood floors 🤦🏾‍♂️

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  21. Ralph Hardie
    Ralph Hardie 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Love that solution

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  22. Night Owl
    Night Owl 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Great video and prevention ideas like this are worth it As when things go wrong you will wish you did this. 20 years in the aquarium industry I know what water damage can do and the every else that goes with dealing with that

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  23. Rani Mouf
    Rani Mouf 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I own an apartment complex and l know from experience that most leaks occur under kitchen sinks and in water heater or AC air handlers which non of these this guy has protected.

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  24. Ben Moore
    Ben Moore 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I took Mapei aqua defense and painted the whole inside and floor of the dishwasher space with five coats reinforcing the corners with mesh tape

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  25. MD H.
    MD H. 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    They make fine mesh aluminum screen you could put inside the drain on the outside of the home to keep insects out. I use it with spray foam to keep rodents out of my shed. I would roll up enough to fit inside the pvc on the outside to fill it up

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  26. CGJ WILL
    CGJ WILL 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I did similar after a catastrophic slow leak that destroyed subfloor. I built it to drain below and luckily there is a sink in the basement below. So the pipe goes through the ceiling. Awesome 'overbuild' AKA not half-arsing it.

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  27. SafetyThird
    SafetyThird 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Great tip on the mineral oil, but isn't that dishwasher pan behind the door gasket -one of the most common leak locations?

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  28. Dinky Shop
    Dinky Shop 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Love these best practices tips. Did you say how much to fabricate that DW pan? Wish more contractors were interested in the building science and took more pride in the craft (of execution).

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  29. me me
    me me 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    You know you missed a really important step and that is how you get that dishwasher underneath and the refrigerator to go into those pans

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  30. zoomboy57
    zoomboy57 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I use Flood Stop for my washer, dishwasher, and refrigerator water lines. It works so much better than the pan. When the sensor detects water it shuts off at the supply line valve. I was in the appliance business for many years and I seen the damage a ruptured hose can cause in minutes. Washing machine hoses are under constant pressure 24 hours a day and I've seen them break during the middle of the night or when a family was on vacation. The customer was always instructed to shut off the valves when not in use, but not 1 in 1000 does. A device like Flood stop is cheap insurance and a couple of minutes to install. There are several other manufactures of similar devices.

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  31. Chris Uhlik
    Chris Uhlik 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I've had a GE Profile fridge fail by overcooling which cracked the cold water reservoir inside the fridge. When it thawed out, it dumped a LOT of water ruining the hardwood kitchen floor. I'd want a drain under the fridge in the future.

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  32. Bruce Honnigford
    Bruce Honnigford 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    My Bosch dishwasher has a float at the bottom of the unit that shuts off the inlet valve if there is any water gathering there.

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  33. Jasa
    Jasa 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    "Simple" just run new drain lines through your concrete slab

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  34. absoluteloyalty
    absoluteloyalty 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I don't get it.

    Why would you need a P-trap when there are no gases you need to prevent from entering the home? You only need some sort of check valve to prevent insects or animals from entering the pipe.

    Second, this is far from a simple trick. Matt custom-fabricated a stainless steel pan. He also created a dedicated drain system which required excavating a small trench.

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  35. Cy Early
    Cy Early 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    You need those metal fab people to make you some in wall toilet tank protectors.

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  36. socalpunk05
    socalpunk05 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    My water line on my fridge split and sprayed all over…

    Called 4 different appliance places.. said it's very common… Only a few bucks to replace… But one heck of a mess

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  37. Marko Langerholz
    Marko Langerholz 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    My house built in 1981, had a metal drain pan with floor drain for the washing machine on the main floor. I removed it because it was a pain installing/removing the heavy appliances.

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  38. Medic311
    Medic311 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    This man is Legend level

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  39. Mitch Steinwedel
    Mitch Steinwedel 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    I work in insurance restoration and gotta tell you dont start manufacturing these or we will lose thousands of dollars in jobs every year. Great idea I gotta say for people that want to protect their house.

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  40. David Watchesyoutube
    David Watchesyoutube 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    “How to have companies pay for your entire house construction, plus write the whole house off on top as a educational video series”

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  41. David Watchesyoutube
    David Watchesyoutube 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    So good you’ll never know you have a leak, and just think the water bill Company is nickel snd dime screwing you

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  42. Jxrdnz
    Jxrdnz 24 June, 2022, 15:19

    Matt I used to work in Insurance restoration and Id say the majority of our calls were actually from the Plastic water lines going to the Fridge stay away from those and you should be golden

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