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Model # 56908

Internet # 202819560

Store SKU # 480616

Mechanical Water Timer

$12.97 /each

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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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Re: Item 56908: Has the female (input side) connector been beefed up?

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Mick
May 17, 2013
My (green) unit was great except that the plastic connector fitting split with very little hand tightening.
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Dublin ga
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August 28, 2015
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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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do i have to turn it on everytime to run a cycle or

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Treasure Coast , Fla
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August 17, 2015
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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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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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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August 19, 2015
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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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Does it require water pressure to run?

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August 8, 2015
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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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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CUSTOMER REVIEWS

Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 63 reviewers.
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
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Saves Water This is easy to screw onto the faucet with the main benefit of turning off your water after a certain amount of time. Another benefit is that you might have water volume set a middle position, so when you move the sprinkler you only have to spin the timer dial and you get the same volume for a certain time. June 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by great little gadget No batteries to worry about, just hook it on, twist the timer and let it go. November 3, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Good shut-off time, but creates water hammer This timer is a great cost effective way to run your sprinklers and feel confident they'll shut off while your away. Although keep in mind, this is a relatively cheap timer, so don't count on it if you want an exact time measurement. Also, when this thing cuts the water off, it does so very quickly, so it can create a relatively significant water hammer in your house. In my case it worked great when I was using City water, but when I used it at my new home on well water, it created some havoc with my water treatment systems. All-in-all. It is a good cost effective water shut-off timer. August 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Low cost water saver This is a timer that is powered by a spring not a water wheel. So it will run for a designated time regardless of water pressure. Works well and is simple to use. October 20, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Failed after one month After using for a month the timer would cause my water pipes in the whole house to vibrate and bang when trying to turn it on. At first it did it intermittently and then it started doing it every time within a couple of days. Must be the material the valve diaphram inside is made of. I am in Central Texas and just had 104 degree days that could have something to do with it. Also the summer heat caused the black rubber turn knob to turn sticky. Returned it to Home Depot. They sold the Melnor brand till last year and I usually got 2 seasons out of their brand. These cheap Eggtime style times were $7.99 till a few years ago. Now they are almost double the price and still very cheaply made. They will crack and break in the winter from the freezing water if you dont take them off and indooors for the winter. August 22, 2015
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