a reliable water timer anyone?

vieja_gw(z7NM)July 21, 2008

I have had both Melnor & now Vigaro watering timers (they look identical ... the same company?)but none have ever lasted a full season! The Melnor filled with water & stopped so Melnor sent me two new timers marked 'Vigaro" but identical to their old Melnors. The Vigaro timers haven't lasted even two months & quit! What a waste of $$$ & I could have lost my plants when they quit! I 'Googled' both names & I see many have had the same problem as I have with these brands. Does anyone have another brand they are using that is reliable & have held up well? I'd surely appreciate knowing what to buy next!

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twolips(z6AZ)

Orbit makes a variety of timers and they have a 6 year warranty.

Here is a link that might be useful: Orbit Timers

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 7:44AM
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vieja_gw(z7NM)

I'm getting responses on the plumbing forum I mistakenly logged on to first & the responses are like mine: 'these brands are pieces of junk!' I bought a Gilmore timer today at Lowe's & hope this brand may hold up better ($40). I have used Gilmore lawn sprinklers before & they have held up well & the one breakage I did have the company sent me a replacement free so no complaints about that! Embarrassed to figure up how much $$ I have spent on these worthless timers & hate to think if I hadn't noticed they weren't working what would have happened to my garden!

twolips: I shall look into the Orbit timers, thanks!

    Bookmark   July 22, 2008 at 1:04PM
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ted123

Try Nelson.

Here is a link that might be useful: help_site

    Bookmark   July 24, 2008 at 8:03PM
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vikon

We sell Arzin water timer and other accessories required for drip irrigation in India . please visit our sale posting in Ebay.in for details and contact by Email ( vikonexports@gmail.com) if you need any additional information. Thanks

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    Bookmark   November 21, 2013 at 9:42PM
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dww80027(5)

Rain Bird came out with one year before last. Hose bib attaching. I have used a couple of them the past two years with good success and no problems.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 1:53PM
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dww80027(5)

Rain Bird came out with one year before last. Hose bib attaching. I have used a couple of them the past two years with good success and no problems.

    Bookmark   December 5, 2013 at 1:54PM
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rickywatson

You can try Soil Moisture Meter. Soil Moisture Meter helps you to calculate water content in the soil or irrigated land. By using moisture meter you can able to Improve fertilisering, watering and planting decisions.
I know one company KISS Monitoring they are new in the market but their results are very good. One of my friend introduced me with them. From last three months I am using their Soil Moisture Meter and getting great outputs.

Here is a link that might be useful: Soil Moisture Meter by KISS Monitoring

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 1:47AM
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fairfield8619(Zone 8 NW LA)

The OP is looking for a simple hose end timer, not a complicated moisture meter, you must work for them. I have several Gilmores and they are pretty old and beat up and still work fine. I use them every year.

    Bookmark   December 18, 2013 at 12:43PM
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