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Melnor 4-Zone Watering System
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Melnor

4-Zone Watering System

  • Control water flow to 4 different zones with an easy to use timer
  • Metal coupling nut ensures a tight fit
  • LCD screen allows you to easily set watering timers
$39.98 /each

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This 4 zone timer is 1 of the most innovative timers available on the market. Program up to four zones to water automatically or switch to manual watering with the twist of a knob. Each independent zone can be easily programmed providing you with total watering control.

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Customer Questions & Answers

why does the flow of water from ports not stop when I turn the switch to manuel on the melnor timer?

Asked by: Anonymous
Where is the source input?
Answered by: frank
Date published: 2016-05-03

what batteries does it take and how long do they last?

Asked by: Anonymous
2 AA's. I usually get about 6 months on a set of batteries. However, one of my 2 units was particular picky on the type of batteries; it would only turn on with Energizer, and did not like Duracell. Never knew why, but eventually the electrical unit died and the mechanical unit started leaking (out the top) after 2 years of use. Still feel like i got my money's worth running the unit 9 months out of the year for 2 years, so I am going to buy another unit.
Answered by: STLgardengeek
Date published: 2017-03-03

can you water each zone at different times

Asked by: lou525
In my experience, no. Valves don't shut off as they are suppose to.
Answered by: Maverick
Date published: 2016-06-07

Has anyone noticed their sprinkler spray diminishing severely when the zones turn on when using this timer?

We have a newly seeded backyard that requires regular watering to start the new seed. Each zone on the timer hardly sprays, but when hooked up independent of the timer works just fine. Anyone else notice this issue or have this issue and discover a potential solution? We don't have a crazy setup. For example one zone is two impact sprinklers on a total of 75 feet of hose. Another is an oscillating sprinkler on 25 feet of hose.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, I had significantly diminished pressure when I set mine up as well. The problem was actually two fold. 1. The valves had shifted while shipping and must have been in a partially open/closed position. I reset the valves by removing the batteries for 30 seconds, then replacing them. My problem was improved, but not resolved with this. I have very high pressure at my home, and my sprinklers were still running at about 2/3 of normal. 2. Remove the filter screen from the grommet in the female adapter that attaches to your water spigot. Replace the grommet before you reattach the device to your spigot. Between these two, I have nearly full pressure back. Key word is nearly as the unit certainly restricts some level of flow.
Answered by: McWopper
Date published: 2016-05-30
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Customer Reviews

4-Zone Watering System is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 430.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I would say that it was easy to install and set up if it actually worked. One of the zones didn't... I would say that it was easy to install and set up if it actually worked. One of the zones didn't work at all and one will start at the programmed time and never switch off. If I turn the whole unit to manual and back, it will start again at the programmed time and just run indefinitely until I go turn it off. Rather useless as an automatic watering timer. Great as an alarm clock.
Date published: 2017-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very easy to program and works very well. I have 2 of them now watering twice a day every day aft... Very easy to program and works very well. I have 2 of them now watering twice a day every day after over seeding my lawn this fall. My neighbor had another brand that was very difficult to program. After borrowing mine, he now owns one as well. My first one I bought last year and I bought the other about a month ago.
Date published: 2016-11-01
Rated 2 out of 5 by from I bought one of these item since I have tried with the two zone item and it was ok so, I replaced... I bought one of these item since I have tried with the two zone item and it was ok so, I replaced the irrigation system from manually. I converted everything to control with the 4 zone WS but this product operated only for 2 years until it failed. Unfortunately, at the same time, another 2 zone WS that I was using in other sector failed too so, now I have no options to buy again this 4 zone WS since there is only 3 zone WS in other brand. In the near future, I will change to another brand even if it push me to spent more money...
Date published: 2016-11-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poor performance I purchased two of these to replace two older 4-valve systems from a different company. Both were defective with 2 of the 4 valves remaining stuck open and unable to be closed, except manually as if not being used. With those faulty valves turned off manually, the timer would not reliably turn on/off the other two valves either. I could see this being a production glitch if only one of the timers had been defective, but with both having the same issues, it's clear these are junk.
Date published: 2016-04-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Very nice approach ... good design, layout and interface is easy to program, but the product itse... Very nice approach ... good design, layout and interface is easy to program, but the product itself is very poor quality ... mine keeps losing the programming. It lost it once while I was attaching the hoses for the first time, and I had to start over from scratch. It then worked very well for about 3 weeks and then stopped watering. I discovered that it had again lost everything in the programming, including the time of day. I will be returning this for a refund and do not recommend it to anyone.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Easy hard The system works good and the setup was retardedly easy. The only issue I have is when you turn it on at the outdoor faucet, even with the setting and knob set to manual,the valves don't fully seal. So what you have to do is manually open and shut the valve using the settings not the turn knob. Gets aggravating, but once you do that for the first time every time you turn the faucet off and on it works great and runs great. Never have to touch it again. And that's on both of them that I ordered.
Date published: 2017-03-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works well We were on vacation and this system worked really well. I've been using it for 3 weeks now for daily watering. I've not had any issues so far. My only exception is that you can only set it for hour intervals to water. ie you can't say water at 8 am then 12 pm then 4pm (I am putting in a new lawn) , you have to do it via the hours between water so you are forced to water at night if you want to keep the intervals during the day. I simply turned off the water at night after the 4pm water time then turned it on before 8 am. This works if you're available at these times! The other issue is water pressure. I have really good pressure at my house but can only run one sprinkler at a time to get the best coverage. Not a deal breaker by any means but something to be mindful of when you are setting up your system.
Date published: 2016-10-11
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Unreliable, poor product I bought 2 of these because they seemed like a great way to avoid the costly "in ground" valve/timer systems. The first one worked great for about 2 months then the "brain" died. I replaced it and went of vacation 2 weeks later. When I returned I found that one of the valves (which had been working correctly for 2 weeks) had stuck open. Waiting for the water bill. VERY DISAPPOINTED!!!!! The other unit waters when it wants to. The clock and timer are set correctly yet it turns on and off at times that are not set on ANY of the valves. Why???? Do not waste your money on this. The "savings" will come back to get you in the short-run. I am convinced that the 5 star reviews are folks that reviewed the product after finding that it worked right away. I'd bet it stopped working correctly for everyone within a few months. Junk!
Date published: 2016-10-11
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