|Name||Flow Meter with Shut-off||Mechanical Aqua Timer||Outdoor Garden Hose Mechanical Water Timer|
|Number of Zones||1||1||1|
|Smart Technology||No Smart Technology Features||No Smart Technology Features||No Smart Technology Features|
|Compatibility Type||Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible||Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible||Garden Hose Compatible|
|Program Type||No Additional Programming||Interval Setting||No Additional Programming|
|Features||Manual Bypass||Hose-End Timer,Manual Bypass||Manual Bypass|
|View Product||View Product||View Product|
This meter counts gallons, regardless of how much time elapses to meter out the amount set. HOWEVER, if the flow is low through this device, it may not count accurately and can let more water through than selected. As far as actual time elapsed relative to the gallons, it really depends on the flow through the meter. Higher flow will meter more gallons per unit of time, lower, less.
This is a manual timer and will begin counting down from its setting as soon as the faucet it's connected to is turned on. So, if you set it to 50 gallons and leave, it will shut off after 50 gallons have passed through it. If the flow is slow through it, it may not meter it (i.e. a slow leak will likely not be metered by this). If the pressure/flow is sufficient for it to count maybe only 5-10 gallons at a time, this would continue allowing water through until 50 gallons have gone through, regardless of how many hours/days it took. Again, there has to be a decent amount of flow through this meter for it to count correctly.
It does not have a gentle shutoff. We can hear/feel when this shuts off outside when we're in the house.
Probably just needs to be tightened more. Check to make sure the gasket with mesh screen is in place.
If you've created a slow-flow situation, this may not count down as you've noted. For instance, if you use it for a drip hose, if you have low water pressure, or you haven't opened the faucet much, the flow will be low and may not count down.
For me, I imagine how many watering cans of water I'd need to water a particular area and use that as the estimate.
If there is low flow through this, I have found that it does not meter well.
As long as your total use for whatever period is less than the max on the meter, yes. Otherwise, you'll need to keep track as this is a simple, countdown meter that counts down as water flows through it. Once it shuts itself off at the set amount, it needs to be reset manually to allow more water through it.