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Model # 56908

Internet # 202819560

Store SKU # 480616

Mechanical Water Timer

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Model # 56908

Internet # 202819560

Store SKU # 480616

The Orbit Mechanical Hose-Tap Timer features, an oversized dial for ease of use. Mechanical operation that requires no batteries. Durable construction provides years of reliable use.

  • For outdoor use with cold water only
  • High-impact construction for durability
  • Oversized dial for ease of use
  • Mechanical operation requires no batteries
  • Offers on and off settings or timed watering ranging from 15 minutes to 120 minutes
  • Note: Product may vary by store

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SPECIFICATIONS

Dimensions
Product Depth (in.) 
4.5 
Product Height (in.) 
3.25 
Product Width (in.) 
2.5 
Details
Features 
Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass,Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable 
Hose-End Timer 
Yes 
Included 
No Additional Items Included 
Maximum Cycle Time (min.) 
Number of Cycles 
Number of Zones 
Power Source 
Mechanical 
Product Weight (lb.) 
.85 lb 
Returnable 
90-Day 
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty 
7 years 

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Price: $10 - $20
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do i have to turn it on everytime to run a cycle or

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does it turn on automatically, run the time set, then shut off and repeat the same until it is turned off?
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June 1, 2016
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Home Depot needs to change the description for this item, which clearly contradicts the actual features of the item:
"Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass,Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable"
No wonder there are so many questions about its operation. Home Depot, please correct the description on the website for this item.
It is MANUAL. Like an egg timer as Read More
Home Depot needs to change the description for this item, which clearly contradicts the actual features of the item:
"Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass,Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable"
No wonder there are so many questions about its operation. Home Depot, please correct the description on the website for this item.
It is MANUAL. Like an egg timer as Orbit rep stated. Read Less
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Cedar Creek, TX
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September 4, 2015
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You must set the time every time you use it. It is a manual water timer, not an electronic unit.
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Dublin ga
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August 28, 2015
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Yes. It is a manual timer about one third the price of the automatic ones
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Tucson, AZ, USA
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You have to turn it on each time, and can set it to run for up to an hour.
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Lake Placid, FL 33852, USA
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August 19, 2015
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This is a mechanical timer which you can set to run for a specified time, after which it shots off the water flow. You reset it each time you want to use the water.
For a little more money there are other, battery-powered, electronic timers you can set to come on a regular schedule.
I like this mechanical timer because I don't need a regular irrigation schedule. If I'm using the hose for something Read More
This is a mechanical timer which you can set to run for a specified time, after which it shots off the water flow. You reset it each time you want to use the water.
For a little more money there are other, battery-powered, electronic timers you can set to come on a regular schedule.
I like this mechanical timer because I don't need a regular irrigation schedule. If I'm using the hose for something besides a sprinkler I just move the timer to a time sufficient for my plan, do my work using a regular hose-end sprayer, and not worry about having to go back and shut off the water at the hose bib. Read Less
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Re: Item 56908: Has the female (input side) connector been beefed up?

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May 17, 2013
My (green) unit was great except that the plastic connector fitting split with very little hand tightening.
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no still plastic .
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Tucson, AZ, USA
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We've now purchased two of these and have had no problems with the connectors. Maybe yours was a lemon?
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Littleton, CO, USA
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June 3, 2014
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I did not have any issues with this, just hand tightened and no leaks.
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May 26, 2013
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No it has not been beefed up. Made of very soft plastic.
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May 17, 2013
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Hi Mick. Thank you for asking about the Orbit Mechanical Hose Tap Timer. The timer is of quality construction and is backed by a 6-year manufacturer warranty.
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Does it require water pressure to run?

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I want to use it to control water in a gravity fed hose. If it requires water pressure to push the timer, this won't work for me. But if it's just a spring type device, it should be fine.
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May 10, 2016
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Needs water pressure
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It does not rely on water pressure. I have one attached to a drip zone
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Lake Placid, FL 33852, USA
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August 10, 2015
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It should work all right for you. I sometimes just crank up the timer and open the hose bib until I've completed a short job, such as filling a bucket. Then I close the hose bib, and the timer continues down to zero.
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August 10, 2015
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BaleiHi, this timer does not require water pressure to operate. That said, a lower water pressure will result in less flow.
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how can you tell if you set for p.m are a.m

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I want to know how can you tell if the timer is set for a.m hours are p.m hours?
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you simply turn the dial for the amount of time you desire to water. It starts then
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It's not that kind of timer. You set it for the exact amount of time you want the water to be on, kind of like the timer on your stove. It's not programmable the way larger drip system timers are (but it's a lot less expensive too). You have to manually set it, and it goes on immediately, shutting off after the amount of time you've set on the dial.
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June 11, 2015
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George, this timer doesn't run "programs" like our other hose-end timers. Rather, it operates like an wind-up egg timer. If you prefer a timer that is programmable, though, one good option to consider is the Orbit 62056. Thanks!
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Rated 3.7 out of 5 by 68 reviewers.
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Mechanical Water timer I was ready to return at first watering as it set up a huge knocking in water pipes. Watering worked well but unbelievable noise inside house. I had never heard anything like it--make it sound like someone was jack hammering close by. I was busy and continued to use as it was watering when turned on. After about 10 waterings, the sound is goine. I have had water times for over 30 years and this was the only one which ever gave huge feedback noise in house (not used to any noise in fact). I hope it will hold up as I am using it to water my garden area when things start weeping; unfortunately, it appears we may have a long hot summer. June 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by restricts water flow Look at the output ( male hose connection) and notice that the output is restricted by a 1/4 ' hole, therefore you don't get the water flow that one would expect from a 1/2" hose connection. June 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Worked Great... Solved a problem. Simple install and use. Even neighbor can use it to water our landscaping while we're on vacation. June 14, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Junk - does not shut off completely The timer function works fine. But the valve doesn't truly shut off -- it leaks at a slow dribble. May 31, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Not good Leeks a lot so you need to close the water faucet. This defeat the purpose Not happy May 31, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Great timer for the money Very nice timer. Small but works great and simple to work. May 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by It's a plastic timer Not very accurate on time, Doesn't always shutoff. But it's OK for a $10 plastic wind-up timer. May 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Excellent water controller very easy to install and use. every day just need start and set time for lawn watering, simple. April 26, 2016
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