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 Post subject: watering timers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 1:02 pm 
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Anyone have any experience with watering timers? I will be going out of town for a couple of weeks and want to keep the veggies and flowers alive while I'm gone. My concern is most of the reviews I've read say that when trouble occurs the water stays on instead of having a water shut off as a default. I'm not interested in returning home and finding out my pump has been running for days or even finding it burned out. Thanks for your suggestions.


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 Post subject: Re: watering timers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:23 pm 
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Tom - do you have an in-ground sprinkler system, or are you talking about the garden-variety (no pun intended) sprinklers on the end of a hose?

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 Post subject: Re: watering timers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 5:39 pm 
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I'm talking about connecting the timer to one of those little irrigation systems designed for raised bed gardens. Very small time system.


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 Post subject: Re: watering timers
PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 7:51 pm 
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Tom from Clayton wrote:
I'm talking about connecting the timer to one of those little irrigation systems designed for raised bed gardens. Very small time system.

Okay - unfortunately I have no experience with those. We have an internet-connected timer that controls 12 zones of our in-ground sprinkler system, four of which are drip systems for the gardens.

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 Post subject: Re: watering timers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 7:11 am 
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I just recently bought a 2-outlet version (http://a.co/2v6IZYZ) and have only been using it for a couple weeks, but have been pretty happy with it.
Extremely simple to program watering times/frequencies. Only had it this short time, so can't address how well it will last. Amazon reviews were pretty good for it, though.


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 Post subject: Re: watering timers
PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:04 pm 
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Thanks, Thad. Ordered it today and should get it late tomorrow. Should I hold you responsible for it if it doesn't work? Just kidding--thanks for the recommendation.

Tom


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