Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 84
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ricksinet Two failed in less than a year
Had installed two at house. One in front yard and one in rear last year.
First have to agree with other reviewer that terrible bang in pipes when unit shuts off water. Can be cured by putting length of flexible hose between unit and house pipes since unit shuts off abruptly causing pressure wave in house pipes. Pressure wave is absorbed by flexible hose. Common problem with some clothes washers.
Anyway both units failed this year leaking terribly under timer cover. Both units were taken off before first freeze and stored in utility room. Worked a couple of times this Summer then one failed and the other soon after. Contacted manufacturer via email and they sent me a list of questions and have heard nothing back. At least a month
July 15, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DV 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 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodburner Great for watering a set time - and not having to remember to turn off the water!
This is a simple concept that works. I appreciate that it is mechanical, does not require batteries or even a solar panel and it works. I now have two.
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by k4zmb Reliable timer
It works as designed & shuts off completely.
Easy to use, weather resistant
July 26, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Ron It works
I had purchased an expensive lawn sprinkler that came with a timer integrated into the unit. The timer failed on the second use! Though this timer has to be installed on a sprinkler, it is as easy as attaching a hose, which you have to install anyway. You can set the timer in increments of 15 minutes easily and walk away without fear that the water will be running endlessly.
I would recommend this timer to anyone. It's affordable and works!
July 13, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Alan Mechanical Water Timer - great product
Product saves time and money! Works great. Simple to install and use. Saves water and my time running back and forth to adjust it.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NorCalBobCo Reliable with safety feature
In a drunken stupor, I have mistakenly turned on a sprinkler to the full "on" position, draining an entire water tank overnight. Other timers do not have this feature, but these have a little safety button one must push in order to turn the timer to the "always on" position. Nice! These protect me from myself and they're a good value.
July 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Riverrat Second one purchased
Bought one about a month ago to use when watering the yard. Worked very well so I bought another to have one in the back yard and front yard.
June 28, 2016