Rated 3.2 out of 5 by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by carboi59 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.
June 22, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by theamasmiths 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.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by gspurger 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.
June 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Russ Excellent quality and reliability!
Have used many over several years - Non have failed yet!
April 14, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LAinNOLA Timer Valve
Great product. I've been told to not let it freeze.
December 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MrMcPenny 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.
June 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NaplesRandy good product
Saved me the cost of installing a professional sprinkler system.
August 19, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Lawnboy Lousy product, leaks
I have had three units leak then fail. Very cheaply constructed. Then you are left with a dilemma: buy yet another valve because you've invested in the main unit or start all over. And with what? Home Depot doesn't have an alternative system.
May 18, 2014