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Model # 558-026

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Store SKU # 558026

Automatic 1-Outlet Hose Timer

$29.97 /each

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Model # 558-026

Internet # 203062295

Store SKU # 558026

Keeping your lawn and garden healthy and green is easy with the 6 cycle, Electronic Water Timer. The super simple programming makes set-up a breeze. The oversized screen keeps the entire program visible. Water up to 6 times a day or easily skip days or water once a week.

  • Automatically water up to 6 times per day
  • Large digital screen
  • Manual feature to use like a faucet
  • Requires 2 AA batteries not included

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
2.4 
Product Height (in.) 
4.9 
Product Width (in.) 
4.9 
Details
Automatic Shut-off 
Yes 
Features 
Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Electronic,Manual Bypass,Programmable 
Hose-End Timer 
Yes 
Included 
Rain Switch 
Maximum Cycle Time (min.) 
120 
Number of Cycles 
Number of Zones 
Power Source 
Battery 
Product Weight (lb.) 
.7 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
Limited 7 year warranty 

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When i hooked up the timer and turned the water on... The sprinker started.... even though i had it set for 5am

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Tammy
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June 1, 2013
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Olathe, KS, USA
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September 23, 2014
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Tammy,
There is a manual function that might have been turned on. Check the screen. If it is in manual the water will come on the minute it is turned on at the faucet. I have enclosed a picture of the device in setup mode so you can see all of the options that are available. If the item was defective return it to the store that you bought it and they will give you a refund or another unit. Make sure you
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There is a manual function that might have been turned on. Check the screen. If it is in manual the water will come on the minute it is turned on at the faucet. I have enclosed a picture of the device in setup mode so you can see all of the options that are available. If the item was defective return it to the store that you bought it and they will give you a refund or another unit. Make sure you installed the batteries right would be another thing to check.
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August 26, 2014
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Check to make sure that "manual" is off.
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Northern California
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August 23, 2014
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Directions says that the valve may be open - set manual to off and valve will close.
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August 19, 2014
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Mine came with a separate piece of paper that stated, "ATTENTION, Read this first" and had the following, "The valve in this timer may have opened during shipment causing water to flow when installed. If this happens, close the faucet and then press the up or down arrow until "OFF" is flashing beside "MANUAL". Press "+" to set manual to 5 minutes. Wait 10 seconds and then press "-" to change the setting Read More
Mine came with a separate piece of paper that stated, "ATTENTION, Read this first" and had the following, "The valve in this timer may have opened during shipment causing water to flow when installed. If this happens, close the faucet and then press the up or down arrow until "OFF" is flashing beside "MANUAL". Press "+" to set manual to 5 minutes. Wait 10 seconds and then press "-" to change the setting back to "OFF". If you have any questions, please contact Melnor customer support toll-free at 877-283-0697 or by email at info@melnor.com." Read Less
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White Plains, NY
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July 31, 2014
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Possible that the "manual" setting was set to ON. Be sure it is off for automatic use.
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Florence KY
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July 22, 2014
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Make sure you have the actual time (time of day) loaded correctly. I accidently had it at PM instead of AM and it makes a difference.
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Plano, TX
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July 1, 2014
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Assuming you also set the current time of day when you set the timer up, try turning timer off (check your instructions on how to do it), then turn it back on again.
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Oregon
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June 25, 2014
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Make sure you entered the correct current time first. If you entered 5am as the current time, and then entered to start watering at 5am, it would think it should start immediately. However, if you entered the current time as 4pm, it would wait until 13 hours later to start at 5am. Hope this helps.
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Cincinnati
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May 17, 2014
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Makes sure you have the manual turned off otherwise it overrides programmed time
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Farmington Hills, MI, USA
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June 23, 2013
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Take it back, it's valve is open when it should be closed. Forget about a new one just get your money and look at a different name. Look at the reviews for this product and that will back up my opinion
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NC
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June 15, 2013
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pressure has to be on the valve in order for it to turn off. manually turn it off and it will be fine
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should this be hooked up stright to city water pressure

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Seabeck, WA, USA
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October 13, 2014
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Sure, just use a spigot.
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Olathe, KS, USA
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September 23, 2014
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I hooked mine right to the outlet on my house. There is a pressure reducer on the water meter that will protect your device rather than hooking up directly to the city water line where the pressure would blow the unit up and cause it to malfunction. I hope this is what you are going to do, And I hope I understood the question.
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Oregon
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June 25, 2014
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Sure. I hooked mine up to my house faucet. We are on city water. It works great. If it is too powerful, just turn down your faucet a little bit to adjust the pressure. Hope this helps.
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Cincinnati, OH, USA
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May 17, 2014
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Yes but I attached pressure regulators after the timer and then added filters after pressure regulators. I don't believe there is a need for a back flow preventer as filter in timer attached straight to faucet.
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Plano, TX 75075, USA
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April 9, 2014
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I've had mine hooked up that way for quite some time without issues. Do NOT leave it hooked up in freezing weather.
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NC
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June 15, 2013
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yes straight to your hose faucet
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Pasadena, CA, USA
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May 2, 2013
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Yes - it is designed to be connected to the outside faucet and then to a water hose.
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Dallas, TX, USA
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April 16, 2013
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I recommend using a simple 25psi hose pressure regulator before the timer.
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Winchester, VA
April 4, 2013
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Our products will work safely between 20 - 80 psi. Most households with city water pressure is roughly at 60 psi.
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April 4, 2013
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In my experience no. The pressure is too high and the mechanism cannot shut off the water. Good concept but it does not work as advertised.
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This timer is built to work with city water pressure. However, if you are concerned with siphoning back to the city water system, you could install a anti siphoning device upstream of the timer. Anti siphoning devices can be installed onto the faucet.
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how do you open the battery door on 558-026

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June 22, 2014
afraid I will break it. door will not open with fingers only
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August 25, 2015
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The seal is very tight, but the 2 sides of the battery encasement need to be squeezed together and then the compartment pulls out fairly easily. At times I have used 2 short screwdrivers (one on each side) to create the pressure necessary to remove the piece.
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
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August 11, 2015
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I didn't think this was real clear in the instructions either. You just pull it straight out the back. You may need the assistance of a pair of pliers or a straight screwdriver.
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Seabeck, WA, USA
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October 13, 2014
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It requires a prying tool such as a flat head screwdriver, letter opener or something like that to open. You'll never get it off without a tool.
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October 7, 2014
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Pry it open with flat blade screwdriver. The battery holder is very strong.
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August 26, 2014
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It's a compartment that slides out. I used a screw driver to lift it out.
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Northern California
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A light touch with a screwdriver under one side will loosen it. I pulls straight out. Put batteries in and slide back in the same direction it came out
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Florence KY
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July 22, 2014
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I use a screwdriver to pry open the battery drawer and it comes out easily.
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Plano, TX
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Pry it open with a screwdriver. It should open fairly easily so do it gently. It needs to fit tightly to keep it waterproof.
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Winchester VA
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June 22, 2014
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The seal is intentionally tight to keep the battery compartment dry but it should come out with hand strength. It not flat edge screwdriver can be used to gently pry it up.
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What is the shortest length of time you can set this timer for? I am looking for something as low as 2-3 minutes.

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San Antonio, TX, USA
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Watering times can be set from 1 minute to 240 minutes, in one minute increments.
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Harrisburg, PA, USA
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1 minute
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It will set as low as 1 minute
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The shortest amount of time allowed between waterings is 4 hours. The longest is every 7 days. However there is a manual button that lets you turn on the water even if it's not during the "set" time frame. The minimum amount of time for this is 5 minutes, but you can take off the "time" you put on with the manual button when you are done with your job/project. This does however, as it's name implies, Read More
The shortest amount of time allowed between waterings is 4 hours. The longest is every 7 days. However there is a manual button that lets you turn on the water even if it's not during the "set" time frame. The minimum amount of time for this is 5 minutes, but you can take off the "time" you put on with the manual button when you are done with your job/project. This does however, as it's name implies, requires you to work the controls. It cannot be programmed to be done at a later time. Read Less
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Patch,
This 1 outlet hose timer is the tool that you are looking for if you want to set it up for a couple of minutes of sprinkler time. I love this piece of equipment. It is so easy to use and even easier if you follow the instructions. I used this tool all of last year and it is great. You can set it for one minute or two. I set mine to run 45 minutes. I have measured how much water comes out of a
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This 1 outlet hose timer is the tool that you are looking for if you want to set it up for a couple of minutes of sprinkler time. I love this piece of equipment. It is so easy to use and even easier if you follow the instructions. I used this tool all of last year and it is great. You can set it for one minute or two. I set mine to run 45 minutes. I have measured how much water comes out of a specific sprinkler and to get the desired amount on the ground 45 minutes gives me a perfect "rain" on my grass. You can set it up to go every 12 hours or what ever time you want it to "rain" on your yard or garden. With the simple push of a button you can program it to do just about anything you want as far as sprinkling. This is a must have for any gardener or a person that is "Green Yard Fanatic"
Great investment.
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The Melnor, 3015 1 Zone timer can be programmed to water up to 6 times per day for a duration of 1 minute to 240 minutes per cycle. The manual function has a minimum duration of 5 minutes before it will shut off and can be set to run on manual for up to 240 minutes. Of course you can shut off the manual function at any time during.
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Rated 3.1 out of 5 by 128 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Favorite water timer I bought 5 of these last year (2015) since I have a large garden. Brought them in before frost and put them back out this year. They all work great. I like the highly readable screen and they work better than other brands I've tried in the past. April 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Watering timer This is the best watering timerin your store but you have to go to the catalog to get it. But if you Do know this you will never get this timer May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Aqua timer by Melnor This item is very easy to hook up, once you gather all the pieces. I bought the timer from Home Depot, but bought about 80% of the remaining parts from my nurseryman. Even thought this seems like a over kill for a home Gardner, it saves me a ton of time! I was spending about 2 hours watering my plants ( about 75 hanging baskets and numerous pot plants. Another item, we, in San Antonio, are in a water conversation mode. With the Aqua Timer, it waters for a preset time and length of watering. I now have it set for 5 minutes once per day! This saves a lot of water! September 15, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not legal in california Not compliant with ca regulations. Watering is only allowed on specific days. This device does not allow that March 13, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Three Strikes and You're out I've had three of these timers over the past three years. Each has worked well during the summer purchased to water my small garden. Each unit work fine when disconnected in the fall but failed to function after winter storage (batteries removed and stored inside). The on/off valve won't work and water comes out from every hole and seam. The company did replace my unit last year. I'm asking for yet another replacement. I will use them as long as they will send them to me but I'll never buy another. June 3, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Shut off valve sticks I have 5 3015's in operation; all of them are enclosed in water valve housings for protection from sun and cold. They work very well until they die. Unfortunately, over the last 5 years, I have had to replace 3 of the 5 because they quit turning on; apparently the shut off valve sticks. The shut off valve itself is encased in a plastic housing that cannot be opened for cleaning. Number 4 just died which is why I am writing this review and giving them a 2-star rating. August 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Too busy to water but this does it for me I have been so busy that I haven't been watering my mulch bins and they are not composting. This hose timer waters them for me. I don't have to turn the water on or remember to turn it off. I can tell that they are now composting by the reduction of the size of the mounds. You also don't have to use it exclusively on the faucet. I have been looking at the twist knob units that you turn the dial (like a kitchen timer) to set the length of time that you want to water, but you still have to remember turn the water on. They are a third to half the price of this unit, but this unit well worth it What is nice too is that you don't have to fight to get the packaging open. Just pull top apart and the rest just falls open. You could even reuse the packaging to store the unit in the winter. August 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Easy to use automatic timer I bought several of these timers to help water my front and back yard and have been really pleased with them! They were easy to setup and easy to install. I would highly recommend these to anyone looking for automatic timers for their hoses (sprinklers). Once piece of advice - I bought this version and not the "double" one because for less money you can by a splitter and hook that up to your faucet. It does the same thing as the "double" timer but is way cheaper. August 17, 2014
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