Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 19
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SKO Orbit Controller with Remote
I'm not sure why Home Depot doesn't stock this item in their stores. It's a great controller and the remote control is the greatest part. No more running back and forth to the controller when testing/adjusting sprinklers.
February 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by phantomracer So far so good
Installed it at the end of the season, so I haven't put it through its paces fully.
Works well. Takes a bit to get used to the programming style, but is flexible enough for most people.
Having the remote is nice.
Are there better programmers? yes. This is a good buy and a good price.
Time will tell on the quality of the unit
Take the time to read the manual for the programming methods, Not as flexible as other timers, but should be fine for a basic system.
November 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Hazelnut Good buy
The unit works good, however the 6th zone on mine does not turn off after auto run has finished. Maybe mine has a defect. Easy to set up.
September 2, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Vladimir Not the best
This timer has a very small liquid cristal screen which is very difficult to read in a dark garage. This unit is shipped without any batteries and any mounting hardware. Programming is somewhat combersom because two available programs are not identical - have different timing options. Having a holder for a remote is a nice feature, however the remote itself has limited functionality: while most people will use it for system testing and tuning, time choices are 2, 10, and 30 min. Fortunately, there is a stop button. The timer came faulty. It was a good idea to do all the testing before installation as the timer responded to the remote only one time out of 5-8 attemps at the close range. I spent hours for the testing checking my batteries, pressing a reset button on the unit - it was just bad. I returned the timer to the store but did not want to test my luck again with this unit and spent about 23 dollars more for a much better Orbit model 28566 at another store since Home Depot did not carry it.
May 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Biff634 Great Product..still have not used remote.
So far this product has been great. The odd-even watering day feature works great with my city's watering ordinance. This unit replaced a non-functioning unit so old that it had rotary dials for zone timers and was 3x the size. The unit was easy to install, I had to install an outlet for the transformer plug since the old unit was wired to 120V direct. I also used industrial strength velcro to attach to wall as opposed to drilling holes, unit is so light that it works great. Have not had an opportunity to use the remote yet so this is why the unit got 4 stars instead of 5.
June 13, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jo77 Ms
Unfortunately I didn't get to use this. I ordered it when my old one started giving me trouble. I had to order this one from Home Depot on line, but before it arrived the county came out & worked on my old one & re-adjusted it & I didn't have any more problems. So when the new one arrived I was not in need afterall to use it. I am giving it the best rating because the service from Home Depot was great & I am sure that I would have been more than happy with it. I got to see it in person & it looked good quality wise. If my old one quits I will order this one again.
March 28, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by BuyerBeware Don't buy this model if you need a master valve feature to control a pump
In years gone by, a master valve control was built into sprinkler timers. So I assumed that this timer would come with this feature built in as well. Not true. There was no information in the specifications and/or the
description to suggest it did or did not have this feature. So, I assumed it had this feature as my old timer had. Well, I learned the hard way that Orbit and/or Home Depot do not include information on this feature when describing the their products. Another model from Orbit did have this feature, but again this feature is not mentioned in the description/specifications and/or packaging. So, make sure when dealing with Orbit products you know what you are buying. May need to go to Orbit customer support on the web before purchasing. If I had done this, I would have saved grief and money (had to pay for return shipping myself) and time.
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Verified Reviewer great buy
very easy to set up, works as promised, LOVE the remote. makes extra watering a snap and makes it easy to adjust system without the in and out of the valves.
September 2, 2014