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Digital Hose Thread Watering Timer

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  • Automate watering length, frequency and days of week
  • Connects to standard hose faucet
  • LCD monitor makes programming easy
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About This Product

The DIG Watering Hose Thread Timer features 6 buttons and a large, integrated LCD for easy programming. This battery-operated timer requires no wiring or digging and is constructed from high-quality materials for durability. Easy to set with versatile programming.

Highlights

  • Automate your irrigation system and stop watering by hand
  • Battery-operated design requires no wiring or digging
  • Connects to any standard hose thread faucet
  • 3 years warranty
  • Watering duration can be from 1 minute to almost 12 hours
  • Watering frequency can be programmed to water on any or all days of the week, up to 4 times per day
  • Powered by a 9-Volt battery that lasts for up to 1 year
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Product Information

Internet # 100175272

Model # BO9DB

Store SKU # 111826

Store SO SKU #531677

Specifications

Dimensions: H 6.75 in, W 4 in, D 4.5 in

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)

4.5 in

Product Height (in.)

6.75 in

Product Width (in.)

4 in

Details

Commercial/Residential

Residential

Compatibility Type

Garden Hose Compatible

Features

Battery Back-up, Digital Display, Electronic, Hose-End Timer, Irrigated, Manual Bypass

Included

No Additional Items Included

Maximum Cycle Time (min.)

719

Number of Cycles

4

Number of Zones

1

Pack Size

1

Power Source

Battery

Product Weight (lb.)

0.755 lb

Program Type

Odd/Even Day Program, Programmable

Returnable

90-Day

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Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

3 year

Questions & Answers

20Questions
caret
Q:Can you connect to a frost free hose bib?
by|Jun 13, 2022
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A:  Yes

by|Jun 19, 2022

    A:  The only limitation would be if there isn't enough clearance between the timer and the house. I installed mine remotely attached to a metal stake and connected it to the hose bib with a short hose.

    by|Jun 18, 2022

      A:  You can connect a hose end timer like our BO9D/BO9DB to a standard frost-free hose bib without issue but be aware some frost-free hose bibs have built in vacuum breakers and these frost-free hose bibs will leak constantly if you connect a hose end timer (tap timer). Make sure your frost-free hose bib does not have a backflow preventor (vacuum breaker) built in to avoid leaking. If you have any other questions, please contact our technical service/product support team at 1-800-322-9146.

      by|Jun 13, 2022

        A:  As long as you have a standard hose thread connection, you should be fine. I hope this helps

        by|Jun 17, 2022

          A:  Yes but the timer itself still needs to be removed if temperatures are expected to get below freezing.

          by|Jun 17, 2022
            caret
            Q:Does it keep the water from back flowing into my drinking water or do I need to add backflow preventer?
            by|Jun 9, 2021
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            A:  The risk of back flow is very small excepting natural disasters etc. If you wish to comply with ordinances which may apply you would need a separate back flow preventer. The valve stays in the last position signaled (on or off). For example, if the battery dies or other circuitry fails while the valve os open it will stay open and vise versa. I suspect most users don't use a back flow preventer and very few experience ill consequence. L Dexter

            by|Dec 8, 2021
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              A:  I have never had a problem with these

              by|Jul 8, 2022

              A:  You do need a back flow preventer. They have one you can buy for the kit.

              by|Jul 27, 2023

                A:  No back flow preventer

                by|Jul 12, 2022

                A:  Not sure. I gave a backflow on my faucet.

                by|Sep 11, 2021

                  A:  This is not a backflow device! So if you have no pressure in your domestic system and there are connected hoses in your irrigation system above the elevation of your hose bibb or a vacuum in your domestic system backflow could occur during the timed watering periods. Consider adding a plastic PVC check valve rated for under 30 psi and backflow would be unlikely.

                  by|Jul 6, 2022

                  A:  I have 4 of these and I have found that there is no backflow problems at all.

                  by|Jun 10, 2021

                    A:  Unless the timer is higher than anything on the line it's feeding, I'd add a back flow preventer. The back flow preventers are cheap and I've learned the hard way that they are a good idea, even when you don't think you'll need them.

                    by|Apr 13, 2022

                    A:  No back flow preventer

                    by|Jun 10, 2021

                      A:  The BO9DB does not have a backflow preventer so one must be added to your head assembly. We recommend using our model D45 hose tread back flow preventer installed after or downstream from your timer. If you have any other questions, comments or concerns please contact our technical service/product support team at 1-800-322-9146.

                      by|Jun 11, 2021
                        caret
                        Q:Im using it to mist chickens in a Arizona summer so I it to run for some time during the day.
                        by|Mar 31, 2021
                        5 Answers
                        Answer This Question

                        A:  Up to 24 hours, if that is what you select.

                        by|Jun 10, 2021

                          A:  each program can be set to run 12 hours, so if you used 2 programs, you could run it for 24 hours.

                          by|Apr 4, 2021

                            A:  The BO9DB hose end timer will allow you to program up to four different start times within the same day and the run time can be programed from 1 min, all the way up to 11 hour run time. If you have any further technical questions, please contact our technical service/product support team at 1-800-322-9146.

                            by|Mar 31, 2021

                              A:  I use mine 6/8 hours at a time. I use it for misters on my chickens

                              by|Apr 2, 2021

                                A:  We water orchids with four on-off cycles per day and the batteries last approximately 1 year. The valve draws power only briefly when switched on and again when switched off. How long the water is on should be irrelevant.

                                by|Apr 4, 2021
                                  caret
                                  Q:Is there a problem if I attach the inlet to a hose instead of a faucet/spigot?
                                  by|Jul 4, 2020
                                  5 Answers
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                                  A:  No problem. Attaches to any hose fitting thread.

                                  by|Jul 14, 2020

                                  A:  If you have high water pressure your hose may burst. It happened to me once.

                                  by|Sep 8, 2020

                                  A:  I found another solution. My faucet/spigot combination is too inaccessible to connect the timer directly. I found brass goose neck and Y splitter parts that took care of that problem without using a hose.

                                  by|Jul 5, 2020

                                    A:  Should be fine, but I wouldn't just let it lie on the ground, but that's just me. Perhaps you could attach the inlet hose and outlet hose to a post with the timer unit in between. There isn't a way to mount the timer unit to a post directly.

                                    by|Nov 13, 2020

                                      A:  The BO9DB is designed to be installed directly on an outdoor faucet or a faucet y splitter, it cannot be installed on the end of a garden hose. If you have any other questions please contact our technical service/ product support line 1-800-344-1172.

                                      by|Jul 6, 2020
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                                        Customer Reviews

                                        4.2 out of 5

                                        • 4.2 out of 381 reviews
                                        • 70% recommend this product
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                                        Timer is easy to set up and use but had costly failure below where it screws into the spigot abou...
                                        Timer is easy to set up and use but had costly failure below where it screws into the spigot about two months in. The c-clip remained in place while the body somehow separated from the top. Unfortunately I got home to find water coming out of the drains in the front yard. The timer was attached to water fruit trees on slope which sent water and mud down the slope (for 6 hours based on my cameras) covering decorative stones and soaking the ground to mush. Next water bill was about $60 dollars higher than normal due to this $32 part failing. Luckily I was able to return it within the 90 day return window. I'm not the first based on reviews. Bought an orbit unit to replace.
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                                          It has all the features I wanted but the cheap-feeling connector to the hose bibb foreshadowed th...
                                          It has all the features I wanted but the cheap-feeling connector to the hose bibb foreshadowed the failure-to-come. It worked wonderfully for 2.5 days to run two small sprinkers (via a Y) to keep about 20 pieces of sod moist. When I got home tonight I saw water running out our french drain into the street so went into the backyard and the timer assembly was laying on the ground, separated from the threaded collar (still attached to the hose bibb) with water spewing onto the patio and into the drain. I don't know how long it ran like that but my best guess is 25 minutes based on a 5:30pm start time and I got home at 5:55pm. I'm thankful it didn't pop off for the first run at 8am and have the water run for 10 hours. There's just a plastic clip holding the timer to the threaded collar and somehow it popped loose or doesn't have enough bite in the timer's neck allowing it to push free and let the faucet free-run. The faucet valve was only opened maybe a third of the way so it was seeing maybe 25 psi. If I can't trust it to stay attached then I can't trust it at all and it has no value to me. I don't know if wrapping the collar in duct tape will work to keep it together. Great timer other than the cheap design shortcut taken for the hose bibb attachment.
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                                            only lasted 9 months
                                            The unit I bought only lasted 9 months. The screen is frozen with unreadable LCD screen. Tried new batteries and resetting but it's stuck in closed position.
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                                              Great value for the price
                                              I have been using these for a couple of years now on a number of homes using funny pipe to make cheap sprinkler systems for very small yards...They work Great! Just be sure to bring it in during the winter, reinstall in spring.
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                                              3 found this review helpful
                                              It was fun to install piping, fittings and timer meter with the company of my wife and system is working perfect. set for 10 minutes alternet day 5am
                                              The timer meter is battery opperated and each line requres a seperate meter for each zone watering. It is very easy to install and whole project for single family home front and back yard can be done doing your self in $ 250 material cost for 3 meters, 1/2" tubing 200', 1/4" tubing 100', spray nozzles and connectors. I and my wife enjoyed the project doing ourself. We set the meter for 10 minutes everyday and then change to 10 minutes for three days in a week, Saturday, Monday & Wednesday at 5 AM, 5:30 AM and 3rd zone at 6AM. We completed the project in two days Saturday, Sunday working with 3 hours break with total of 12 hours.
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                                              Multifunction Timer works well
                                              I am growing fodder indoors and need a versatile timer. This has 4 cycles/day, each day on/off, and adjustable "on" time. The "on" time cannot be set for each cycle, it stays the same for all 4 cycles. It has hose-in and hose-out fittings. Needs a 9v battery which is not included. I stumbled around with the instructions to program this digital timer, but have it set. I am using a pressure reducer since some reviews reported failures due to high water pressure. It is mounted vertically, not horizontally. If it was easier to program, rate it a 5.
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                                              I have used these for several years and I love the ease of installation. It only takes a few minutes to insert the battery and hook up the two water sources. I like to set up the watering times, days, etc before I hook it up. That’s just because I am old and short!
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                                              Timer easy to program. 9v battery lasts up to 6 months.
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                                              Compatibility Type

                                              Garden Hose Compatible

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