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Model 558-026

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Automatic 1-Outlet Hose Timer

$29.97 /each

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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.

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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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June 1, 2013
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Olathe, KS, USA
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September 23, 2014
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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
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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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Portland, OR
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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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Melnor
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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April 3, 2013
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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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Rochester NY
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July 26, 2016
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Compartment slides in and out easily I take it out for winter and it lasts multiple seasons
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North East America
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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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August 23, 2014
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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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July 1, 2014
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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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Minute increments
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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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Pineville, NC
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It will set as low as 1 minute
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July 31, 2015
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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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Olathe, KS, USA
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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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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 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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March 27, 2015
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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 139 reviewers.
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doesn't last long - model 3015 The solenoid has quit working, will not shut off.. August 9, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by First season... First season with this one zone timer. Had a two zone one for two years and loved it until I left it out too late and it froze. Replaced it this season with another two zone and it is not shutting off in zone 1 (I wrote the company regarding warranty, waiting to hear back). This one zone one is functioning perfectly and I love the easy settings (square display screen) as opposed to the new design/model of my newer two zone one (the one with the round display screen). July 22, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by I've had four and the did well the first year. I have four of these and they worked well the first year but are very sensitive I freeze damage. I removed the cover (4 Screen) and der That the solinoid valve is easy to replace. The digital timer works great, I just need four new solinoid valves? July 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not impressed I had a couple of older versions that work beautiful, but only ever 6 hours and I needed every 4 hours so I bought this newer version. It worked awesome the first month or so and now, in the last two weeks, it won't shut off flooding my house twice! I have removed the hose and blown it out and it still just runs and runs... very frustrating when I have it running every four hours 24/7! June 7, 2016
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 Makes my job easier After almost 'losing my lawn' due to forgetting to water it I looked for something to help me 'remember'. I found the hose timer while searching the Home Depot App and decided to get it. It was the best decision I've made. After hooking it up to my water spigot and sprinklers I haven't had a problem at all. It's easy to program, runs on a battery, and automatically takes care of my previous lawn watering problem. This is the second time I've purchased this item as I was adding a sprinkler to my back yard. I've been using the first one I purchased for almost 2 years now and it's still "going strong". June 24, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good water timer Got this to ensure the garden is watered during vacation. Works well, has a test button and can be read in daylight. August 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Don't waste your money I ordered it on-line, waited for a week and the water did not turn off at the programed time. I returned it next day August 2, 2016
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