Model # 56908

Internet #202819560

Store SKU #480616

Orbit Mechanical Water Timer
0046878569089

Orbit

Mechanical Water Timer

$12.97 /each

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Product Overview

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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Customer Questions & Answers

Is it normal for water pressure to decrease when using this product?

I have noticed that when I use this product, the pressure of the water coming out of the the spigot is significantly reduced. Is this normal? And if it is, is there any way to modify the product such normal water pressure is restored?
Asked by: ALopez7
I hae mine attached to the front faucet in my home which is ahead of the pressure valve. I was shooting water from the hose to the street before a changed the volume on the sprinkler.
Answered by: Mac
Date published: 2017-04-19

Does it require water pressure to run?

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.
Asked by: BAleiHi
Yes
Answered by: JT
Date published: 2016-10-13

It can only be set for 120 minutes, correct ?

Can it be set time for next day ?
Asked by: bc108
The timer is like the traditional egg timer. It starts counting down the moment that you set it. No delayed setting options are available on this one. Max time setting is for 120 minutes.
Answered by: dp
Date published: 2017-04-19

The Orbit worked fine for a season and then started a dripping leak at the area near the outlet end of the unit.

I have checked all hose connections and they are leak free!!!
Asked by: norm357
Yep, it's time for a new one.
Answered by: Carwiz
Date published: 2016-12-06
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Customer Reviews

Mechanical Water Timer is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 119.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This product provides solid performance but tends to break down after 12 - 24 months because of a... This product provides solid performance but tends to break down after 12 - 24 months because of a combination of our hard water and the summer heat. Orbit has a warranty on the item for 7 years but hasn't been very good about responding to my request for a repair/replacement on their warranty! If you want to avoid having your water run indefinitely then this timer works fine! Just plan on replacing it every year or two.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I purchased my first timer last year and am pleased with it that I purchased another this year. T... I purchased my first timer last year and am pleased with it that I purchased another this year. There have been no issues at all with the device. The timer is accurate and the water stops completely with no leakage. As log as your connections are tight, you're going to save water.
Date published: 2017-04-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I now have two of these one for my garden and one for watering the new grass. The first one is a... I now have two of these one for my garden and one for watering the new grass. The first one is a year old and still works great. The electrical ones stop working after a month so I just get the mechanical ones now.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It worked well at first, but after a few weeks, it started leaking. It's a slow drip that seems t... It worked well at first, but after a few weeks, it started leaking. It's a slow drip that seems to come from the timer housing once the timer expires.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works great. Inexpensive way to water your lawn/plant. Give you time to do other things and saves... Works great. Inexpensive way to water your lawn/plant. Give you time to do other things and saves you from over watering.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Purchased mine about a week ago & put it to use right away. So far, I really like it. It's easy... Purchased mine about a week ago & put it to use right away. So far, I really like it. It's easy to use -- like a kitchen timer. I attached mine to the hose bib. Turn the timer to the desired minutes (from 15 to 75), turn the water on and when time has run out, the water stops. You can also set it to manual if needed. I've set it for 10 minutes by turning the timer to just under 15. Having a multi-pattern sprinkler attached to the hose end allows me to cover my large yard while doing other chores. When the timer gets to 0, I reposition the sprinkler and change the sprinkler pattern as necessary & reset the timer. After all areas are done, I turn off the water. My only concern would be what would happen if I forget to turn the water off. Now, if only the hose can put itself away.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We had a new lawn put in and the landscaper had used these timers to water our lawn the first few... We had a new lawn put in and the landscaper had used these timers to water our lawn the first few days after new seed was put in. My husband and I then used his for a couple of weeks, and then bought our own. They are so handy as we have used them now for a week or so. I can turn the timer on and go do other errands/tasks without worrying if too much water is going all over the place. They work well so far and I'm thinking of buying a few for Christmas presents to family members.
Date published: 2016-11-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from The reason I bought this timer is to replace the original purchase which failed. The hose connect... The reason I bought this timer is to replace the original purchase which failed. The hose connector shown on the left side of this unit split while being placed on the hose with only a hand tightening. It appears the product had a faulty part which failed under normal operation. Suggest the Orbit company should investigate this weakness in its product.
Date published: 2016-11-29
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