Internet #202819560

Model #56908

Store SKU #480616

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
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Price:
$1398

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.
  • California residents
  • 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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Compatibility TypeDrip and Soaker Hose CompatibleDrip and Soaker Hose CompatibleDrip and Soaker Hose CompatibleGarden Hose Compatible
Program TypeNo Additional ProgrammingOdd/Even Day Program,ProgrammableInterval SettingSchedule Programming
FeaturesManual BypassBattery Back-up,Digital Display,Hose-End Timer,Manual BypassHose-End Timer,Manual BypassElectronic,Manual Bypass
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Specifications

Dimensions

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

Details

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

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty
7 years

Questions & Answers

27Questions75Answers

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

Asked by ALopez7 April 24, 2016
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The first one did not reduce flow/pressure. I bought three more..and they ALL reduced flow by at least half making it useless to run a sprinkler. Even the original one eventually reduced flow after the first summer use. Not sure it can be modified.

can this timer be programmed to run 2-3 times a week or do i have to activate ea.time i need to water? time

Asked by Cindy May 12, 2018
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Each time you need to water. It is mechanical only and has no electronic component to keep track of time other than the 120 minute spring mechanism.

does it work with battteries or electricity?

Asked by DONALD February 18, 2018
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It is a manual timer. No power

Does it require water pressure to run?

Asked by BAleiHi August 8, 2015
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No it is spring operated. All you have to do is set the time by turning the dial to the time you want to water.

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

Asked by norm357 July 15, 2016
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You may need to change out the o-ring.

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

Asked by Tooslow April 22, 2017
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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.

Can I set it for 2 minutes?

Asked by tanksr October 20, 2018
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While the factory marked settings are in 15 minute increments you may set it between those markings. While 2 minutes would certainly be a guesstimate for the setting you could set the timer at somewhere slightly less than the 1st factory 15 min. setting. If the 2 minute timing is critical better attempt some trial runs then mark on the dial with a permanent marker when you've hit your 'sweet spot' of 2 minutes.

what is the flow rate through this device? gallons per minute.

Asked by andy May 27, 2020
5
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It would be the same as you have coming out of your hose.

What is the warranty?

Asked by Nickname July 28, 2015
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The tag says 7 years.

Re: Item 56908: Has the female (input side) connector been beefed up?

Asked by Mick May 17, 2013
5
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no still plastic .

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Snapped from the faucet connection
This is the example of how low the orbit quality goes. Bought 2 about 4 months ago. One snapped from the hose connection after 2 uses. Other one snapped after 4 months of usage. While it worked, it worked good. But, snapping that flooded the yard. How can anything dealing with hose has such a poor quality!! Orbit needs to do quality control. says 7 year warranty on the still on tag!! I wonder if they can replace this broken one under warranty.
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This timer cracked at the spigot connection, flooding my yard for many hours while we were out of...
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This timer cracked at the spigot connection, flooding my yard for many hours while we were out of town.
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Response from OrbitIrrigationAugust 5, 2019
Thank you for the feedback. Please visit https://www.orbitonline.com/help_center or contact our Support team at 1-800-488-6156, and we’d be happy to send you a replacement as quickly as possible. OrbitIrrigation
I have a whole slew of non-powered mechanical water timers that I bought years ago. They were fin...
I have a whole slew of non-powered mechanical water timers that I bought years ago. They were fine for two sets of hoses used for sprinklers along my very long driveway. The other two I used on a side spigot (one for occasional lawn sprinkling and the other to fill my pond. These timers worked by turning a dial by time and as water flows through them, it turned the dial back to zero and shut off. However, these timers need a certain amount minimum water flow them to work properly. Recently, I updated my pond. Before I just had a hose that ran to the pond with a old-type flow timer. However, I recently added a skimmer, and I installed a dedicated line off the spigot running to the skimmer. In the back there is two filling valves. The manual valve will fill at the hose's full potential (4-GPM). However, there is also an auto-fill valve. This works by float. So when the water drops slightly from evaporation, the valve will fill anywhere from 1-GPM to a trickle). There in lies the issue. You can leave the line always on and the auto-fill valve will just keep the water topped off on the pond continuously. However, this is bad practice as if you have a leak, it will mask the leak. As water leaks, the valve will keep refilling!! Therefore, you should always use this valve in conjunction with a timer. This timer at HD was rated very high on multiple websites and has a 7 year warranty! Best of all it is an egg timer type. This means that the timer works not by flow, but rather by a spring. I was unsure after reading that on Orbit's site so I wrote them to ensure that it did work by spring timer and NOT by flow, that it would work in any orientation, and that it did not restrict flow. They wrote back and stated that yes, it was a spring timer, it would work in any orientation and it did not restrict flow. But they also mentioned that it needed 2.7GPM to work???????? I questioned them on this statement which contradicted their spring timer sentence. The person was unsure. So I went to HD, picked it up and did a few experiments. I have a water meter attached to my pond spigot that measures 10ths of gallons. I set the spigot flow on 1/6th GPM - the timer worked and shutoff despite the low flow. I tried it with just a trickle and it too worked. You can set it up to two hours (good enough to top off). And there is a manual setting of always on or off (no timer). This will work wonderfully for my situation and most when watering your yard with a sprinkler (2 hours is adequate). I wrote Orbits with my results as well to tell them to remove the 2.7GPM response. This is likely old data when most older timers worked on water flow and not a spring.
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Good instructions, works as advertised.
Good instructions, works as advertised.
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Easy to use and helps prevent water waste.
Easy to use and helps prevent water waste.
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Good product ! All needed is the extra rubber flap washer that needs changing after so many shut ...
Good product ! All needed is the extra rubber flap washer that needs changing after so many shut offfs ! If you don’t have the accessories it will leak !
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Great for filling pool and not having to check every hour
Great for filling pool and not having to check every hour
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I really use my timers. I have three and water my trees around my place with them. They don't l...
I really use my timers. I have three and water my trees around my place with them. They don't last for ever but they aren't expensive so I get my money's worth.
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I used this in-line hose valve to fill the water into my pool. Never need to worry about forgett...
I used this in-line hose valve to fill the water into my pool. Never need to worry about forgetting to shut off the hose to the pool now. This product works great for 2+ years and then begins to start leaking through the internal mechanics. Excellent product for the price!
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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.
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