Embarrasing question but need to ask

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by FIMCO-MEISTER, Aug 9, 2008.


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    I help some seniors with foundation watering. I use a real easy to set hose timer but it is failing way too fast. Anybody had good success with a hose timer they can recommend? I'm afraid I'll have to go digital.
  2. CAPT Stream Rotar

    CAPT Stream Rotar LawnSite Fanatic
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    i have an old battery operated 4 station hunter remote time i can send ya pete..
  3. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    I've used these for years, I like their products.

  4. irrig8r

    irrig8r LawnSite Platinum Member
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  5. Wet_Boots

    Wet_Boots LawnSite Fanatic
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    I know there used to be a spring-wound timer that took the place of a solenoid, so watering was like setting an oven timer.
  6. Mike Leary

    Mike Leary LawnSite Fanatic
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    About as simple as it could get.

  7. DanaMac

    DanaMac LawnSite Fanatic
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    You're a hack!!!! Just kidding. I have the Dig one Gregg shows on the left. I use it for MY "yard". 5004 on a stand, move it around. I like the Dig valve/controller.
  8. bblawncare

    bblawncare LawnSite Member
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    I've used Gilmour (from Lowes) and Melnor (from Home Depot). They are both digital (easier for me to set and more flexible) and both around $40. I use them all the time for new landscape plantings and new sod. I "rent" them to my customers since most of them have those glorious index valves which do not allow me to set an individual zone to water the new plantings. I set them up on the hose with sprinkler or soaker hose and they can forget about it. After a couple/three weeks I take it home and it awaits its next job. Been very reliable.
  9. bicmudpuppy

    bicmudpuppy LawnSite Silver Member
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    I used and sold a bunch of Home Depot Melnor timers for some builder specials I put together several years ago. CR500 rotors w/ .5 and .75gpm nozzles on garden spikes. I had real good luck with them, but they don't sell them anymore. The area the guys were building in, had very poor pressure. About 4gpm was the most we could run on a bib and still get the 25-30psi to raise the heads.

    I broke down and bought a Hunter battery operated controller and 1" valve last year and that is what I use for myself, but that is the pricey answer. (Almost a C-note as I recall)

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    That silver one with the knobs from Lowe's and gilmour is what I used to use but it has been failing me a lot lately. I try to stay away from the digitals since these are elderly folks and I try to keep it as simple as possible. I'd like to find that Gardena in Mike's first post and that Dig on the right in gregg's post to try out.

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