Model # 27987

Internet #203019976

Store SKU #170472

Orbit Automatic Expandable Timer Valve


Automatic Expandable Timer Valve

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Product Overview

This Orbit Yard Watering Valve is water resistant for uninterrupted operation. Use this valve with the Complete Automatic Yard Watering Kit # 27968 (sold separately). Durable construction provides years of reliable use.

  • For use with the complete automatic yard watering kit # 27968 (sold separately)
  • For outdoor use with cold water only
  • Leak-resistant valve design
  • Water resistant for uninterrupted operation

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Name Flow Meter with Shut-off Manual Hose Sprinkler Timer Mechanical Water Timer Automatic Expandable Timer Valve
Brand Melnor Ray Padula Orbit Orbit
Ratings (19) (7) (204) (13)
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Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Electronic,Irrigated
Hose-End Timer
No Additional Items Included
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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
7 years

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Customer Questions & Answers

Does this valve work with Orbit Automatic Watering System Model 56905?

I bought this system at Home Depot, but one of the valves is not working; I need a replacement but can't seem to find one for Orbit Automatic Watering System Model 56905.
Asked by: Anonymous
Usually it works for a while, then it starts to lean, then it stops working. Sometimes they leak immediately, but at least then you can return it.
Answered by: Lawnboy
Date published: 2015-11-06

Orbit watering valve

Can you tell me what voltage this product is? I am looking for a valve for the Orbit #91896 timer (24v) that I bought from you a few years ago.
Asked by: Anonymous
Hi John, This valve is not compatible with your timer. This valve plugs into a timer that operates on two (2) AA batteries. You need a typical 24 volt sprinkler valve also sold at Home Depot.
Answered by: MrMcPenny
Date published: 2015-09-17

small metal part inside function dial came off - help

the large round function dial came off my Orbit 27968 i cannot tell where this tiny metal piece goes - it is shaped like a jagged M there is a rectangled indentation but i cannot tell if the high male part of the M piece of metal faces the dial back or the green timer unit Is there a diagram for this? thanks
Asked by: Happy
Happy, please contact our Support team directly at 1-800-488-6156. Resolving this issue is something will be more efficient if done over the phone, and we'd be happy to help in any way we can. Thanks!
Answered by: OrbitIrrigation
Date published: 2016-04-26
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Customer Reviews

Automatic Expandable Timer Valve is rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Take Your Gardening To The Next Level Watering the proper amount, early in the morning is important to your garden. This valve along with the timer and associated drip irrigation products make it all possible. Watering by hand invites uneven watering, only when it's convenient for me (which is never at 4 AM). This little valve connects to the timer and manifold - my system can have up to four zones each with different watering schedules. So I can water my shade garden less often than the main garden which is in full sun and drains better. I did common sense stuff like using Teflon tape for the water connections - and viola, no leaks. I remove the battery and take the whole set up in the house for the winter. And it runs reliably, this is my 3rd season. I recommend this product and the whole concept of automated watering.
Date published: 2013-06-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from takes the hassle out of watering We bought them to replace a single zone timer which was meeting out new needs as we installed some new flower beds. This thing has worked flawlessly for us and no leaks. You just have to be careful and use common sense when setting it up. DO use the bracket which comes with it to help support the "T" bar and the pay attention when putting the valves on to not over tighten them. They have a good seal if tightened appropriately. Our system came with two valves and after I was sure I could get it installed with no leakage, I bought two more valves. No problems and has made our flowerbeds very happy.
Date published: 2013-06-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Fails quickly Bought the complete system. One valve started leaking after 2 weeks. I had the same system in an older version and they started leaking after one year. I thought the newer one would be of better quality. It was worse. If you like to replace items a lot then this is the product for you.
Date published: 2016-05-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Poorly made I picked up the whole system for 49.00 bucks but I've had to replace these valves constantly. If they get moderately clogged they back spray no matter how well you tighten them to the system. If you tighten them to much the cheap plastic strips out and you get to spend another 17.00 bucks for a new one. My advice spend a little bit more money and get a better constructed system these just don't cut it.
Date published: 2013-05-14
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Short lifespan I've used the 4-station Orbit system for a couple years. Last year, 1 of 4 valves failed, i.e. stuck closed, while we were on vacation, and we lost a portion of our garden. This year, 2 more valves have failed, i.e. stuck closed. And, replacement valves don't seem to be available, at least not locally.
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The only choice available at Home Depot Hard water destroys them. Freezing destroys them. Orbit continually changes their product line requiring full replacement.
Date published: 2014-02-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great!! My results have been the COMPLETE opposite!!!!! These have worked great 4 me!! No troubles, no leaks and makes watering hassle-free. .
Date published: 2013-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Timer valve is not a good product I bought the kit which had 2 of these valves. After the first week both started leaking and I don't have the receipt to take it back to Home depot.
Date published: 2014-04-03
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