Model # 56908

Internet #202819560

Store SKU #480616

Orbit Mechanical Water Timer
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Orbit

Mechanical Water Timer

  • Oversized dial provides an easy-read display
  • Constructed for durability and reliability
  • Allows you to set a timer for your outdoor watering
$1297 /each
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Product Overview

  • Oversized dial provides an easy-read display
  • Constructed for durability and reliability
  • Allows you to set a timer for your outdoor watering
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

Product Overview

  • Oversized dial provides an easy-read display
  • Constructed for durability and reliability
  • Allows you to set a timer for your outdoor watering
Model #: 56908
Sku #: 480616
Internet #: 202819560

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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Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
3.25
Product Width (in.)
2.5

Details

Features
Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass,Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable
Hose-End Timer
Yes
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cycle Time (min.)
1
Number of Cycles
4
Number of Zones
1
Power Source
Mechanical
Product Weight (lb.)
.85lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
7 years

Specifications

Dimensions

Product Depth (in.)
4.5
Product Height (in.)
3.25
Product Width (in.)
2.5

Details

Features
Battery Back-up,Digital Display,Drip and Soaker Hose Compatible,Manual Bypass,Odd/Even Day Program,Programmable
Hose-End Timer
Yes
Included
No Additional Items Included
Maximum Cycle Time (min.)
1
Number of Cycles
4
Number of Zones
1
Power Source
Mechanical
Product Weight (lb.)
.85lb
Returnable
90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
7 years

Questions & Answers

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
Spring type. I can hear it clicking away whether the water is turned on or not. It should work fine for your purpose.
Answered by: Stephen
Date published: 2017-08-18

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
Basic hydraulics at work. Any thing in the house using water is going to lower the water pressure. The water pressure at other locations can be partly restored by not opening the spigot for the timer all the way.
Answered by: John
Date published: 2017-07-11

My hose is 5/8 inches yet the small opening on timer reduces water flow. No one else mentions th...

My hose is 5/8 inches yet the small opening on timer reduces water flow. No one else mentions this. Is there an alternative?
Asked by: Tooslow
No issue with water flow on my end with this product. If your simply watering a garden or connected to a sprinkler you should not detect any reduced performance.
Answered by: JDHCHI
Date published: 2017-07-25

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
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Customer Reviews

Mechanical Water Timer is rated 4.1 out of 5 by 235.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These work nice, a good replacement for the ones from last year that leaked when I hook them up t... These work nice, a good replacement for the ones from last year that leaked when I hook them up this year. I purchased 2 of them put 1 out back and the other one close to the house. These are very a easy to use and well made. They do tic-tic-tic while the timers is on but not loud. Make sure to shut the water off when it's done because the pressure will cause the water to drip. Low cost compared to other timers.
Date published: 2017-08-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from We had this attached to a drip hose that we used occasionally. After noticing a lot of water dra... We had this attached to a drip hose that we used occasionally. After noticing a lot of water draining into our driveway, we investigated several sources. Turns out that the dial was stuck on 30 minutes and had been going non stop for two weeks. We hadn't used it because it was raining a lot. Our water bill went through the roof. DO NOT BUY!
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Our personal plantation located in South Carolina has used numerous timers during the last 15 yea... Our personal plantation located in South Carolina has used numerous timers during the last 15 years for the irrigation of its plants and orchard. These are not commercial but are for the pleasure and beauty of this family operation. About three years ago I found the simple Orbit Water Timers and determined they were by far the least expensive and most efficient of any product we have ever used. We currently have about 25 in operation and recently purchased 16 more because I allowed some of mine to freeze up during a recent 23 degree F cold spell. It takes about 10 minutes to activate the irrigation on all 25 timers and I can then walk away knowing all of my flowers, plants and trees are well irrigated. Thanks for this wonderful product.
Date published: 2017-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This timer is working perfectly and does exactly what I need it to do. I think I will buy anothe... This timer is working perfectly and does exactly what I need it to do. I think I will buy another one for our other faucet. The timer shuts off the water as required and waits till you move the sprinkler or change the water setting. This will save water because I forget when to come back and move the sprinkler. I use the timer function every day and it is easy to switch to manual function to water flowers, wash the car, etc. I have been using it for a week or so and I have suggested to my neighbors that they might like to try one, also.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I think these are going to save me some money. A couple of times I have gotten distracted while w... I think these are going to save me some money. A couple of times I have gotten distracted while watering and left the hose to run for more than 24 hours resulting in a large water bill. Now, since I have put these on my outside faucets, I can simply leave the faucet turned on, set the timer for the amount of time I want to water and if I forget to turn it off the timer will do it for me. No more big water bills. Very simple to install and use. Works great!
Date published: 2017-05-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I've used these Orbit timers for years but have found... I've used these Orbit timers for years but have found that they only seem to last a couple of years at most. Eventually they simply stop working and the timers don't shut off. I've taken some apart and cleaned out the inner works, but eventually this doesn't do the trick so I just buy replacements every so often. I use about 10 of these, one on each of the outside faucets I have around the two buildings.
Date published: 2017-07-06
Rated 1 out of 5 by from I don't know whether this particular device was defective or they were all this way... Wasn't wi... I don't know whether this particular device was defective or they were all this way... Wasn't willing to find out!! When I attached the device to my faucet and and turned the water on....I could only get about 25% of the water pressure. It was as if something inside was restricting the flow greatly. Returned this device and purchased an electronic timer that works perfectly.
Date published: 2017-07-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple solution. So this is a mechanical timer. It makes a subtle clock slund when operating. Yes its plastic with plastic threads on both ends, but feels solid when installed. Operation, you twist the dial, previously set soaker hoses or sprinkler, and just walk away whistling. Water will remain open for a set time. There is a manual override as well.
Date published: 2017-08-29
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