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Orbit Mechanical Water Timer
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Orbit

Mechanical Water Timer

$12.97 /each

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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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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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October 13, 2016
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Yes
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Friendswood, TX
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July 27, 2016
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I am sure it does cause a slight loss in pressure as does any connections/valves you put in the line. With that said, it does not seem to be a significant restriction such that you notice any change in the sprinkler performance.
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June 29, 2016
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Everything requires a certain amount of pressure to run or use, but this will work with because it works as a timer you can hear it tick as it winds down the time.
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Sherman, Texas
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May 10, 2016
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Needs water pressure
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Dublin ga
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August 28, 2015
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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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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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Sacramento
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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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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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how can you tell if you set for p.m are a.m

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Lancaster Texas
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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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It is a simple countdown timer, you turn the knob to the number of minutes you want the water to be on. It must be turned by you each time you want to water.
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there is no AM or PM with this it's like having a 12 hour clock you can not set this for multi function ot times.
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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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Has the manf. quality control improved from 2013-2014?

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San Tan Valley, AZ
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After reading the product reviews it is apparent that there is a 40-50 percent of this product failing to operate properly right from the box or shortly after purchase. Has Orbit addressed the many QC problems for units being sold this 2015 season?
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I bought my first one over 6 months ago and it was running strong, only reason I had to replace was because the dog broke it. I love this timer.
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August 16, 2016
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I think the quality is good for a $10 timer
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Not from my perspective. Two failed in less than year of use.
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not sure if it improved. As I have this years model. The sun has taken a toll on the looks but they work fine so far
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May 21, 2015
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BuyerMaybe, thank you for the question. We stand by the quality of our products, and have a seven-year warranty on this item. Customer satisfaction is very important to us. Should you have any issues with your timer, please don't hesitate to contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156 and we'll do all we can to take care of you. Thanks!
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Customer Reviews

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 96 reviewers.
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by like the cost of this product is great. In the long run it will help with expensive and usages. October 25, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Helping reduce water use and water bill It works great and provides the control needed to water and not over water due to time issues or forgetting to turn off water. October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Time for a timer Fall seeding no need to run my entire system so a timer, so I didn't forget to turn off the water. Timer is close to accurate no biggie. Stops well shutting off water. No leaks or problems. I move it from spot location to spot location. It appears to be made well, hope it holds up over time September 27, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Broke quickly I would wanted to give half a star (or less). It slams shut, causing significant water hammer. Probably because it operates so abruptly, it also broke about a month after I bought it. October 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Good for the money, but cheaply made. Plastic fittings. The threads on plastic fittings always wear out from content tightening and loosening and thus fail prematurely. But for $12, what can you expect? October 11, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timer Works well for the cost and simplicity. Would recommend October 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Timer for watering lawn This is a must have for watering your lawn. Rather than forgetting to turn off the water, spin the timer dial and set this timer for a specific amount of time. When the time is up the water shuts off. Flawless operation. October 4, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nice, simple mechanical timer I bought one of these earlier in the year and loved it but the dog broke it, so had to replace. Very convenient, no more trying to remember to shut the water off, ganged it with a 4 way distributor and now I can run 4 zones of drip line easily. September 20, 2016
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