Ace® Automatic Water Timer

Item no: 72862 | 082901728627
$16.99
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  • Automatically shuts offt
  • Measures exact amount of water at any pressure
  • On/off to use like a faucet
  • Measures 100 to 1400 gallons per hour
  • Timer avoids overwatering by automatically shutting off water.


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ACE HARDWAREAce� Automatic Water Timer
 
2.2

(based on 14 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

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    (7)

23%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Conserves water (6)
  • Adjustable settings (5)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

  • Leaks (5)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (7)
  • Watering the lawn (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Most Reliable Timer EVER, Bought Dozens

I am a 35 year pool pro and have owned at least three dozen of these timers and use them daily. I couldn't run my busiess without them. Exactly ONE has failed in all ...Read complete review

I am a 35 year pool pro and have owned at least three dozen of these timers and use them daily. I couldn't run my busiess without them. Exactly ONE has failed in all these years. I have owned and used MANY more of these than all the angry, ham-fisted people above who wrote bad reviews of this product. If it LEAKS, the washer has fallen out or it's not tight enough. The only one that ever broke was when kids put their whole body weight on the hose.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Don't Recommend

This timer uses water volume rather than time. It's quite difficult for me to estimate what to use since I'm used to watering by time.
Also the bottom leaked when I 1st use...Read complete review

This timer uses water volume rather than time. It's quite difficult for me to estimate what to use since I'm used to watering by time.
Also the bottom leaked when I 1st used it, soon there were other leaks (but leaks are not unusual for this type of timer).
From now on I will only buy "timers" that use time.

Reviewed by 14 customers

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1.0

Doesn't work-doesn't shut off as set

By Jim

from St. Clair shores

About Me Avid Gardener

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

    • Inefficient

    Best Uses

      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

      I have used your older model in the pass to fill my koi pond. I could set to add 200 plus gal., and know that the water would shut off. I could leave and not worry. With this model, it doesn't shut off. Since if too much water is added with out de-clor it can kill the fish. I would not recommend this water meter.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Doesn't work

      By J

      from Oakland, CA

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Pros

        Cons

        • Leaks
        • Poor Quality

        Best Uses

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

          Since buying this item, it has never once shut itself off, or apparently registered any change over time. (I have been using it for a small drip irrigation line for my vegetables.) It is possible I am using it incorrectly, but I wouldn't know. It comes with virtually no instructions.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          would not recommend

          By Desert Gardner

          from Tucson, AZ

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Poor Quality

            Best Uses

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

              I bought the timers because they are supposed to be 4 hour timers. They are simply unreliable. Often they simply will not cut off. THAT IS WHAT A WATER TIMER IS SUPPOSED TO DO... CUT OFF. I have already had to exchange 3 of 12 purchased. One would not cut off right out of the box. Another cuts off sometimes and not other times. A third worked fine for five or six days then just stopped cutting off. Melnor, the company said they make "millions" of them and never have complaints. They asked me if I knew how to turn on a water timer.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              can't trust'em

              By dtbaker61

              from santa fe, nm

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

              • Adjustable Settings
              • Easy To Use

              Cons

              • Inaccurate at low volumes
              • Poor durability

              Best Uses

              • Watering the Lawn

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

              I've had a couple of these... and they never last more than two years. When they fail, it can be an expensive mess to find hundreds of gallons of water overnight or over a weekend. They do not work well with low volume soaker hoses, and are best suited for high volume sprinkler applications to run for an hour or two at times you can check later in the day.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              These timers are most dependable

              By Donna

              from Copperopolis Ca

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Adjustable Settings
              • Comfortable Grip
              • Conserves Water
              • Weather Resistant

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                These are the most dependable dial type water timers that I have ever used. I am still using 2 others that I bought 5 years ago, little weathered looking but still working. I bought these latest to replace other brands that I had purchase that did not last a season

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                better than average

                By Mr C

                from Houston TX

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Adjustable Settings
                • Better plastic parts
                • Comfortable Grip
                • Conserves Water

                Cons

                • Wide dial limits install

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Garden
                • Watering the Lawn

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                Going into 3rd season, no problems yet. Outlasted the cheap Melnor I bought from orange big box store.

                I make sure I don't rough handle the item and I do store it inside during fall and winter. I also tighten the connection by hand in proper alignment keeping in mind not to overtorque or misapply torque, keeping the z axis of the torque parallel to the water flow axis of the timer. I also apply gentle turns to the timer dial.

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                1.0

                don't buy it

                By Ted

                from Ft. Myers, Fl

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Poor design

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                    I owned this for 6 months when it stopped working, the internal parts are plastic except for one steel part that rusted out. duh !!!

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    Not a good product

                    By Bam

                    from TX

                    About Me Avid Gardener

                    Pros

                      Cons

                      • Leaks

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        I have used this timer for years. It has been a good product until this year. I guess Ace cheaped out on it. I put it on used it one evening , sometime in the night it blew off. Water was running everywhere. I don't know how long it had been gushing. If this was a one time thing I would not rate it badly, but 4 out 4 waters timers this summer were defective. Same problem on all.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Most Reliable Timer EVER, Bought Dozens

                        By Yonny

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Professional Landscaper

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Settings
                        • Conserves Water
                        • Reliable
                        • Weather Resistant

                        Cons

                        • None

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Garden
                        • Swimming pools
                        • Watering the Lawn

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        I am a 35 year pool pro and have owned at least three dozen of these timers and use them daily. I couldn't run my busiess without them. Exactly ONE has failed in all these years. I have owned and used MANY more of these than all the angry, ham-fisted people above who wrote bad reviews of this product. If it LEAKS, the washer has fallen out or it's not tight enough. The only one that ever broke was when kids put their whole body weight on the hose.

                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Should not be made of plastic.

                        By "That Crazy Gardening Lady"

                        from Farmvile, OK

                        About Me Master Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Conserves Water

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use
                        • Leaks
                        • Plastic connections break
                        • Setting indicator fell of
                        • Water Goes Everywhere

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Garden

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        I use this late at night during the cooler time so the water does not evaporate while watering. I can go to sleep and not worry about over watering. Price is good, but I've bought three and they all failed.

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        1.0

                        Cheap plastic shaft-should be metal

                        By Glenn

                        from Stonington, CT

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Conserves Water

                        Cons

                        • Difficult To Use

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Garden

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        Bought it in April. Did not use it until July because of wet spring in Northeast. Three uses and the dial broke off in my hand. Cheap plastic where it should have been metal. [*]

                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        It works but it's marginal

                        By Rob

                        from Sandersville, GA

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Pros

                        • Conserves Water

                        Cons

                        • Won't cut off

                        Best Uses

                        • Watering the Lawn

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        I found if you first rotate the dial all the way around a couple times it is much more likely to cut off. Our water is very hard so that may be some of the trouble. Don't count on it working longer than 1 or 2 seasons.

                        (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        2.0

                        Water timer failures

                        By The water king

                        from Kingsland, Texas

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Settings
                        • Weather Resistant

                        Cons

                        • Inefficient
                        • Leaks

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Garden

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        I purchased two of these units and after a few uses they both quit shutting off. When they did shut off, before failing, they still let a serious amount of water flow. I found that the lower settings were the worst for measuring the amount of water used.

                        (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Don't Recommend

                        By CGAngel

                        from Richland, WA

                        About Me Getting Started

                        Pros

                        • Easy to put on

                        Cons

                        • Leaks

                        Best Uses

                        • Outdoor Garden

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace� Automatic Water Timer:

                        This timer uses water volume rather than time. It's quite difficult for me to estimate what to use since I'm used to watering by time.
                        Also the bottom leaked when I 1st used it, soon there were other leaks (but leaks are not unusual for this type of timer).
                        From now on I will only buy "timers" that use time.

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