Taco created the WAGS valve to protect consumers from a common problem: flooding and damage caused by a water heater failure. It happens some 5.5 million times every year. Every water heater fails, most within 7 to 10 years. And because water continues to be supplied, a leaking water heater can pour hundreds or thousands of gallons of water into the home, damaging floors, rugs, furniture, personal items and the structure itself.
The WAGS (Water And Gas Shut-off) Valve eliminates the problem by automatically shutting off the water supply when a leak occurs. On gas-fired water heaters, WAGS also shuts off the gas supply to eliminate another potentially serious hazard.
WAGS can easily be installed on new or existing water heaters, both to protect the homeowner's property and give them peace of mind.
WAGS stands for Water And Gas Safety valve. The WAGS valve is designed to shut off the water supply to a water heater in the event of a water leak, minimizing property damage.
When the WAGS valve is installed on a gas or oil fired water heater, part number GOKIT7200-1 MUST also be purchased and installed in order to simultaneously shut off either the gas or oil along with the water when the valve is activated.
Once activated, the WAGS valve will eliminate the safety concern of dry firing the water heater, having a runaway control, or possible gas leakage. The WAGS valve can easily be installed on all types of water heaters. The valve is fully mechanical and requires no outside power supply. The WAGS valve sits in a drip pan under the water heater. When approximately 7/8" to 1" of water accumulates in the pan, the WAGS valve is activated. Once activated, the water, gas or oil supply will be shut off instantly. Activation of the valve is indicated by a red pop-up tab. It is a single-use device and contains no user serviceable parts.
Gas and oil fired water heaters require the use of the wiring harness (GOKIT7200-1). The wiring harness is not included and must be purchased separately. For electric water heaters, the wiring harness is not needed.
Part number GOKIT7200-1 MUST be purchased and installed when the WAGS valve is installed on a gas or oil fired water heater.