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Melnor Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer
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Melnor

Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer

$3997 /each

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Automatically water two areas of your lawn or garden with the Melnor 2 zone Water Timer. Each zone is quick to set-up with simple 2 step programming. Just enter how often and how long you wish to water. Once set, your watering chores will be handled for you.

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Customer Questions & Answers

The specification for this timer does not say it can independently control both outlets.

So, can it ?
Asked by: LasCrucesGuy
If you're running sprinklers make sure each zone has a different start time so both outlets aren't flowing at the same time, otherwise you'll get 50% flow to each one. The instructions don't really explain this.
Answered by: Mike
Date published: 2017-06-11

Where is the battery compartment???!!!!

Where is the battery compartment???!!!!
Asked by: Jonathan
It's inside the unit. The battery unit slides in and out and clicks in.
Answered by: Rawn
Date published: 2017-06-07

Can I put this in direct sunlight?

The location where I'm planning to attach this is in direct sunlight for most of the day. Will this be OK for the Aquatimer?
Asked by: Tommy
I would recommend AGAINST leaving the controller in direct sunlight. I had a similar unit on the west side of my house that died from over heating in less than a year. My new unit is located in the same place, BUT I made a reflective flap of aluminum foil that I mounted as a sun shield and have had no problem with this unit. These units are basically black plastic and can get very hot in direct sunlight and really cook the circuit boards and components.
Answered by: Chuck
Date published: 2017-06-20

How do I stop the system from leaking from all parts of the system

I set up the system this year and when I turn on the water it is leaking from every crack.
Asked by: kb404
I left mine outside all winter (but water lines were disconnected). When I hooked up the water line it was leaking water everywhere. It must have frozen and split some internal parts. I had to buy another unit. I'll bring this unit indoors next winter.
Answered by: Rawn
Date published: 2017-06-07
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Customer Reviews

Automatic 2-Outlet Hose Timer is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 223.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This is a great timer...and I now own 3 of them! Only issue I had with it was understanding how t... This is a great timer...and I now own 3 of them! Only issue I had with it was understanding how the timer watering frequency works. My old timer (from Orbit) would start the watering the first day/time that I programmed it. If the time had already passed (i.e. watering at 7:00am every three days), it would begin the next day, then countdown the 3 day interval from there. The Melnor, however, starts the countdown from the day you program it, so the first watering wouldn't be until 3 days later. So to fix that, I just set the program to "On" and put it on "Manual" water the day I program it. That way it gets watered now and then in three days the program kicks in. Hope this helps anyone who may be having the same problem. Otherwise, these timers work great and are less expensive than their competitors.
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I owned two of these previously and living int the Arizona heat I didn't expect them to last long... I owned two of these previously and living int the Arizona heat I didn't expect them to last long. They lasted almost 3 years. When I needed to replace them I purchased two again. However this time, the one timer only lasted 2 weeks and it is only April. I also put this under protection from the heat. The second one listed a couple days longer. This product is not recommended to anyone. Truly disappointed in the latest ones that i purchased.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Product arrived a couple of days ahead of the promised delivery. Programming was relatively easy ... Product arrived a couple of days ahead of the promised delivery. Programming was relatively easy which was good because I thought the instructions were lacking in detail. Functionally, it works very well - programs run through their cycles just as I hoped they would. The only problem I have found seems to be the result of my changing one of the two programs after both were set up. Changing program no. 2 results in having it start a new frequency schedule. I had wanted to have both programs run on the same day. Seems the only way to synchronize is to clear them and re do both programs - not difficult but seems there should be a better way.
Date published: 2017-06-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Easy to program and works just fine, however, I needed it for seeding grass and I would have like... Easy to program and works just fine, however, I needed it for seeding grass and I would have liked a "water every 2 hours" function available to keep everything damp. It only allows "water every 4 hours" as your most frequent choice. In the fall that's probably enough, but in early summer it isn't. I had to use the manual water setting every day that it was hot and breezy in between watering cycles to keep it damp enough. It was a bit like babysitting for 10 days until I saw good growth and backed off the watering a bit. I'd recommend it but it was not ideal for my purposes.
Date published: 2017-06-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works perfectly! no leaks! Clear instructions and very easy to set calibrations. Also; simple t... Works perfectly! no leaks! Clear instructions and very easy to set calibrations. Also; simple to change and modify " off " & " on " time durations. Connected to my " soaker hose " to operate nightly on "#1 zone" for newly planted shrubs around my lanai --- for 180 minutes --- and the plants are blooming!! I will be connecting "#2 zone" to another " soaker hose " for additional shrubs; yet to be planted. I will set the "#2 zone" to go on for 120 minutes --- fewer shrubs than "#1 zone. The Melnor timer is considerably less expensive than other brands I looked at; and has all the features you need for full control of time; and amount of water used. I've operated the timer every day, over a month and it works perfectly! I would absolutely recommend this timer !!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have a single zone Melnor timer exactly like this one and love it! It is super easy to program ... I have a single zone Melnor timer exactly like this one and love it! It is super easy to program and after almost two years the batteries finally started to die (I had to replace the batteries in my last timer about every 3 months and it was way more complicated to program). When I decided to split my irrigation into two zones I was going to buy another like the first one but then I saw that they have this one with two zones and I believe they also make a 4 zone version. Best timer I've ever used!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This controller works like a champ, it is easy to program, and easily adjustable. My only problem... This controller works like a champ, it is easy to program, and easily adjustable. My only problem is that I have had to install a sun shade to protect it from overheating. The hose bib it is connected to is on the west side of the house and gets several hours of intense sun daily. Without a reflective cover the timer gets extremely hot. The controller it replaced died from overheating.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only works well for one season Firstly a general remark. The only reviews that are really useful are ffrom customers who actually USED the purchased item for some time. Reviews stating "I just bought this item and it looks good" really have no value. I purchased this timer last season, to replace one I bought the season before and was leaking all around. Well, this one also just made it thru one season. Attached it today, and it is heavily leaking all around where the housing comes together. So, be prepared to throw your Melnor timer away every year,
Date published: 2016-04-22
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