Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100)

Item no: 7164676 | 042206031006
$43.99
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  • Allows watering two areas from one faucet
  • Two independent timers
  • Easy dial operation
  • Start/delay switch
  • Up to 24 cycles per day


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3.3

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71%

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Pros

  • Adjustable settings (6)
  • Easy to use (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (4)
  • Watering the lawn (3)
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1.0

Batteries : HAVE THEM READY

By Carl

from East Rockaway

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings

Cons

  • Kills Batteries Fast

Best Uses

    Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

    This unit will be low on batteries every two to three days. REALLY BAD! I tried the best batteries with no help.

    ANNOYING!

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Not worth it

    By John

    from Denver, CO

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

      Batteries lasted a whole three days, and unit stopped working. Took it back, got another, same thing. What a piece of junk.

       
      4.0

      good prod sugest more ridgid plastic

      By Russ

      from new hyde park

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Watering the Lawn

        Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

        To set the timer to the time that you would like to start watering is not that easily understood using the directions. It takes a while to get the hang of it.

         
        5.0

        This is a great product!

        By VG

        from Wendell, NC

        About Me Professional Landscaper

        Pros

        • Adjustable Settings
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Garden

          Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

          Have used this product for several years and it works great. Easy to use, set up and operate. the batteries last all summer. Would recommend. I use this in a garden w/a drip pipe and water 2 separate stations with no problems several days a week from spring to fall.

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Very good product - outragious price!

          By Eloise

          from Orchards, WA

          About Me Master Gardener

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Conserves Water
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Garden

            Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

            I have a couple of acres -- veggies, flower gardens (think Monet) -- I have everything on drip and have tried every timer made (I think) this one has been the best. I have six of them and they click on and off to best use water and water pressure on our property -- this has allowed me to greatly expand the areas used on our land.

            We are in an area with moderate freezes (frost you can count on, surface freezes, no frozen ground). I disconnect and drain my system in late fall and do not re-connect until we are pretty sure that we have seen the last of the frost.

            I keep my timers clean (do clean the little filters in them a couple of times a year if you are on well water like we are. I spray a little WD-40 in the 'gates' inside and have had better longevity.

            BUT at the prices these things cost, I have not found one that I can depend on lasting more than six months.

            For instance today one of my units failed -- I cleaned, changed batteries and lubricated it and got one side to work -- the other side failed and I left it in the "off" position for the rest of the season.

            I will be better at keeping receipts next season - and then the huge price and longevity of the units will not bother me so much!

            Happy gardening to you all!

            (4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Great while it lasts

            By Claire

            from Alabama

            Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

            The timer is great while it lasts. It saves so much time it would take to manually water all my gardens. It works just as advertsed. Unfortunately, it doesn't last. Annually I need 6 timers to cover all my gardens. Over the 5 years since I discovered the timer, Melnor has replace 3 which were still under warranty. Another, not under warranty, failed last year. Today another broke and it was a replacement. The timers are properly cared for. I take the timers in every year at the end of the watering season and remove the batteries. The timers made caring for the gardens so much easier but I don't think I'll buy another. Wish I could find another two zone timer.

            (16 of 17 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            The Delay Feature Not in Instructions

            By Jersey_Devil

            from UT

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Conserves Water
            • Delay zone start times
            • Two zones

            Cons

            • Freezing breaks plastic

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Garden
            • Watering the Lawn

            Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

            I have had two of these timers for several years, since they first came out: one for the front, and one for the back. They are the only multi-zone timers using batteries I have ever found and have been great, especially when I go on vacation (I live in a desert area). I have had to replace them occasionally (e.g., if left outside in freezing temperatures, residue water can freeze and crack the plastic, allowing water to get with the batteries). Also, set the devices in a dry place and don't let water splash them repeatedly on the outside. The original instructions that came with the first timers I bought had instructions for HOW TO DELAY/CHANGE THE START TIME. I relay them here to help others who buy these. When you insert the batteries, that becomes the start time. If I put the batteries in at 8:00 am and set the frequency to 24 hours (once per day), the timer will come on at 8:00 am the next day. But what if I want it to come on at 10:00 am each day? I can either wait to reinsert the batteries at 10:00 am, or I can use the Delay/Change Start Time feature (creating a new program will not change the start time: it only changes the duration and frequency). Above the words "Zone 1" and "Zone 2" is a small, mysterious, black button. The button is what is used to delay the start time. To do so, press the button once for each hour you want to delay the start time. If you put the batteries in at 8:00 am but want each daily cycle to begin at 10:00 am, then press the button for that zone two times (8+2=10). If you later decide you actually wanted the start time to be 11:00 am, then press the button for that zone one more time (up to eleven times: at twelve times you are back at your original start time). This feature has a second benefit: you can have a DIFFERENT START TIME FOR EACH ZONE, and with only one valve open at a time, you have greater water pressure to cover more area in each zone. I have low water pressure, so I set my start time for the second zone two hours later than the first, then I can water each zone for up to two hours with maximum coverage without any overlap and loss of pressure. So that is the added feature many of you will want to use. I just wish they would put these instructions back with the operating instructions you now receive!

            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Early morning watering w/o effort

            By Terra

            from St. Cloud, MN

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

            • One water pressure

            Best Uses

            • Outdoor Garden
            • Watering the Lawn

            Comments about GARDENA Melnor® Dual Hose End Water Timer (3100):

            We used this timer for several years before we forgot it outside during fall freezes and cracked to housing. We used it for early morning (4am-8am) watering which took care of plant diseases and drought conditions (i.e. use forgetting to water). Works great with soaker hoses, too.

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