Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer

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  • Easy to read
  • 6 independently programmable cycles
  • Simplified programming with digital display
  • Works with low pressure and soaker hoses
  • On/off to use like a faucet
  • Timer avoids overwatering by automatically shutting off water.


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2.3

(based on 28 reviews)

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36%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable settings (14)
  • Conserves water (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Weather proof (8)
  • Comfortable grip (3)

Cons

  • Leaks (8)
  • Poor quality (6)
  • Inefficient (3)
  • Water goes everywhere (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (15)
  • Watering the lawn (8)
  • Household plants (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (12), Master gardener (7), Getting started (6)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent - Does what it advertises

We've used many products over the years - never very satisfied - until Ace. We previously had a different Ace product that was very reliable and dependable that they stopped selling - so we...Read complete review

We've used many products over the years - never very satisfied - until Ace. We previously had a different Ace product that was very reliable and dependable that they stopped selling - so we bought this one. What a pleasure. The display is easy to read, easy to understand, easy to program (I don't have to keep a manual around). We ended up buying about ten of them and are using them throughout our property. They don't leak in our experience - perhaps because we install them with care. The display doesn't lose elements over time as other non-Ace products have done (making them unreadable and unuseable). We've had them installed for a year now and no problems.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Broke in less than 2 months

I had hope for this model after a recent success (2 years) with another Ace badged model of circular shape (probably a Nelson). However, after less than 30 days of use it...Read complete review

I had hope for this model after a recent success (2 years) with another Ace badged model of circular shape (probably a Nelson). However, after less than 30 days of use it Broke internally, filled with water and shorted itself out, due to poor design and isolation of the valves from the electrical... duh.
I believe that these cannot be used in winter due to heating and cooling of the plastic parts inside which makes them brittle/shrink when cold, etc. That is my theory, anyway. When the unit opened the valve (when it worked ok) you can hear a good slapp sound, but when it broke and filled with h2o, it made a final, crack type sound. I think the issue is with its design and inability to take standard household pressure. Avoid this one and try one of the Orbit models. BTW, If you get one full year of good use out of any of these electronic timers, you have done well. There are boutique caliber options out there but are pricy... Only buy a timer with a good duration Warranty and return to store ability :)

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4.0

easy program - does NOT have 6 cycles

By Joachim

from Arroyo Grande, CA

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Easy To Use
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Programming Not Flexible

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Garden

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

easy to program but the claim of "6 independently programmable cycles" (in the description here) and "6 cycles" on the packaging is misleading. There is no way to independently program 6 cycles.

I was replacing a previous product from another vendor that allowed for independent on/off times (or on times with duration for each time) for 6 different cycles.

The way that this product has "6 cycles" is that you can tell it water for 10 minutes every 4 hours and it will do that 6 times in a day (24 hours / 4 hours = 6 times a day). the only way to get "6 cycles" is to set the "water every" to 4 hours. There's no flexibility like 10 minutes in the morning and 15 at night, etc.

You can only program one on time, a duration, and a repeat cycle of one of: 4hrs, 6hrs, 8hrs, 12hrs, 1day, 2days, 3days, 4days, 5days, 6days, 7days.

Max watering time is 240 minutes (4 hours).

There is no way to programm 2 or 3 cycles in the morning and not in the evening for instance. The "cycles" are not "independently programmed.

Other than that it seems to be a good product. Just misleading feature that it has "6 cycles". it has one cycle with settable repeat.

I can't comment on longevity since it didn't work for my needs.

 
4.0

Does what it's intended to do.

By Steve

from Wyoming

About Me Getting Started

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Conserves Water
  • Easy To Use
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

  • Leaks

Best Uses

  • Watering the Lawn

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

I have 2 one for the front yard and one for the backyard. I had to add a rubber washer to them because they leaked and I had to stay on top of the battery replacements. Ace also sells soil test kits and moisture meters, so I can determine what fertilizer I need and adjust my watering schedule to maintain adequate nutrients and soil moisture.

 
1.0

Failed to activate after programming

By Bob

from Delta, Colorado

About Me Master Gardener

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • Leaks
  • Water Goes Everywhere

Best Uses

  • Watering the Lawn

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

Bought 2. One failed to activate after programming; 2nd one leaked profusely. Now trying a Melanor with same features.

 
1.0

Good til non replaceable housing breaks

By Miss Liberty

from Montana

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Easy To Use

Cons

  • No Parts
  • Poor Quality

Best Uses

  • Outdoor Garden

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

Once the housing cracks just below the bib that goes onto the faucet, there is no way to repair the timer. It is some kind of stiff manmade material.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Failed right out of the package

By Dan

from Olathe, KS

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

      The instructions on this unit seemed too easy, so when it failed to work from the start, I thought I might have done something wrong in setting the program. Not the case. The instructions were followed precisely. Installed the unit at 7:30pm to come on at 6:00am. When I turned on the water, the sprinkler started too!

       
      4.0

      A Nice Unit

      By Don

      from Chelan,WA

      About Me Getting Started

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable Settings
      • Comfortable Grip
      • Conserves Water
      • Easy To Use
      • Precise Spout
      • Weather Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor Garden

        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

        It is easy to use and works well.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        1.0

        Don't waste your money.

        By David

        from Fort Worth, Texas

        About Me Avid Gardener

        Pros

          Cons

          • Poor Quality

          Best Uses

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

            Lasted about 2 months before it died completely.

             
            3.0

            Timer works great

            By Rick

            from Brookfield, WI

            About Me Getting Started

            Pros

            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Manual on shuts off

            Best Uses

            • Seeded area
            • Watering the Lawn

            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

            Product worked great as a timer. turned the water on and off as set. Would have liked to be able to have it not water late at night. The manual on seems to shut itself off after some unknown unsetable time period. So manual watering is very frustrating. For price it seems pretty functional.

             
            5.0

            Excellent & simple timer

            By Grandpa Bob

            from Colorado

            About Me Avid Gardener

            Pros

            • Adjustable Settings
            • Comfortable Grip
            • Conserves Water
            • Easy To Use
            • Weather Resistant

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Household Plants
              • Outdoor Garden
              • Summer Fun
              • Watering the Lawn

              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

              Love this timer, I've had one 3 yrs, second one 2 yrs, and am buying 2 more today to bring to 4 I am now using. So simple to program and set up. I love keeping it simple.

               
              1.0

              Do not buy this product

              By Jose

              from Key west Florida

              About Me Avid Gardener

              Pros

                Cons

                • Inefficient
                • Poor Quality

                Best Uses

                • Household Plants
                • Watering the Lawn

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                I bought this timer six months ago now the vales do not openI bought 4 and they all do not work.I will not buy one again

                 
                1.0

                Does not hold up

                By John

                from Texas

                About Me Avid Gardener

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                • Leaks
                • Poor Quality
                • Water Goes Everywhere

                Best Uses

                • Outdoor Garden

                Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                I like the basic design and it was easy to program but it only lasted a couple of months and then developed a major leak. Thinking that I got lemon I decided to try again and bought another. The same thing happened again! Of course I didn't save the receipt. I don't recommend this for sure.

                 
                1.0

                Would NOTrecommend this one

                By Jim

                from Estes Park, Colorado

                About Me Master Gardener

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                  Cons

                  • Difficult To Use

                  Best Uses

                  • Outdoor Garden

                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                  Failed after 1 season. Electronics are dead.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  2.0

                  One year old now and Broken

                  By Dave

                  from Sarasota, FL

                  About Me Master Gardener

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                        The electronics are still working but the valve won't open any more. Looks good from the outside but this is not a unit for dependability. Mine was installed in florida in an air conditioned equipment room where it was protected from sun and moisture and humidity. It still looks perfectly good from the outside....probably a plastic part failed.

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent - Does what it advertises

                        By Wayne

                        from Morgan Hill, CA

                        About Me Avid Gardener

                        Verified Reviewer

                        Pros

                        • Adjustable Settings
                        • Conserves Water
                        • Ease of use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Outdoor Garden
                          • Planned Watering Schedule

                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                          We've used many products over the years - never very satisfied - until Ace. We previously had a different Ace product that was very reliable and dependable that they stopped selling - so we bought this one. What a pleasure. The display is easy to read, easy to understand, easy to program (I don't have to keep a manual around). We ended up buying about ten of them and are using them throughout our property. They don't leak in our experience - perhaps because we install them with care. The display doesn't lose elements over time as other non-Ace products have done (making them unreadable and unuseable). We've had them installed for a year now and no problems.

                           
                          1.0

                          Worthless junk

                          By Bill

                          from Lakeland, FL

                          About Me Master Gardener

                          Pros

                          • Adjustable Settings

                          Cons

                          • Inefficient
                          • Leaks
                          • Water Goes Everywhere

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                            This was another waste of money. Half of the time it wouldn't shut off when it was supposed to, then after 4 months it blew something out inside and water poured out from inside of it for hours before I discovered it. Save your money and get a different one.

                             
                            5.0

                            Great Design! Digital Water Timer

                            By Doug aka Drifty

                            from Green Valley, Arizona

                            About Me Avid Gardener

                            Pros

                            • Adjustable Settings
                            • Conserves Water
                            • Weather Resistant

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoor Garden

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                              I love this product for the design.
                              It is solid state which is a great.
                              It has a sleep mode to prolong battery life which great.
                              Simple to use instant readout of the program in use.
                              9 volt battery powered is a great feature.
                              I just started using this timer and am not aware of any leaks.Where does it supposedly leak?
                              I rate it very highly because it is designed better than any other timer for the price!
                              I like it so well that I made a visor for it to keep the sun off of it. (Arizona sun eats up plastics over time no matter how well they are made.)
                              Thanks for a great product design in the Deluxe Digital Timer #7198476.
                              Green Valley, Arizona

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Good meter

                              By Noel

                              from Olympia, Washington

                              About Me Avid Gardener

                              Pros

                              • Adjustable Settings
                              • Conserves Water
                              • Easy to set up
                              • Weather Resistant
                              • Well made

                              Cons

                              • Made in China

                              Best Uses

                              • Outdoor Garden

                              Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                              These unit stand the test of time, Really water proof.
                              Simple programing.
                              Valve system built to last.

                              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              1.0

                              Unintelligible controls

                              By TallyHo

                              from Rose Valley, PA

                              Pros

                                Cons

                                • Inefficient
                                • Unintelligible controls

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                  Bought two timers, but the instructions are not comprehensible. Frequency of watering uses some internal codes they don't bother to tell you. After three days of not getting the timers to work, we returned them. One also leaked inside the box so that the electronics shorted out. DON'T BUY!

                                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  1.0

                                  Certainly Not Deluxe

                                  By Louise

                                  from Michigan City, IN

                                  About Me Master Gardener

                                  Pros

                                  • None

                                  Cons

                                  • Never worked

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                    I used another brand of timer, the same one for over 5 years until I left it out and it froze. Never had a problem. This one does nothing but water. I would return it if I could find the receipt.

                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    Bad electronics

                                    By DripGardener

                                    from New York

                                    About Me Avid Gardener

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy to use

                                    Cons

                                    • Built to Fail
                                    • Cheaply made

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Drip Irrigation Systems
                                    • Outdoor Garden

                                    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                    I agree with other reviews. This product is not well made. While disassembled and housed indoors for the winter, mine lasted only one watering season. The electronics totally failed when when reinstalled in spring.

                                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    1.0

                                    No good

                                    By John

                                    from Southern AZ

                                    Pros

                                      Cons

                                      • Leaks

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                        I bought this product to water my vegetable garden. It lasted about 4 months and now the electronics have gone haywire and it leaks from the screw holes in the bottom. I cannot recommend this product.

                                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        1.0

                                        Lasted less than 3 days!

                                        By jasinjersey

                                        from Collingswood, NJ

                                        About Me Getting Started

                                        Pros

                                        • Conserves Water

                                        Cons

                                        • Leaks

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          I bought this the day my sod got put in our backyard. I needed something to water the yard every morning and with our schedule, we'd either forget to turn it on, or forget to turn it off. I did not want to spend [$] for something that looked like a cheap kitchen timer, but needed the convenience. I installed it Tuesday afternoon and everything seemed to be working fine. I called my wife on Thursday to make sure it was on and sure enough, it was doing the job. Friday I go out to do a little watering before bed and am unable to press the manual on/off button. I try all of the buttons and can't press any of them. I noticed what looked like rusty water marks leaking at the battery compartment (remember, this is now only the 3rd day in use). When I started unscrewing the screws for the battery compartment water started squirting out with tremendous pressure. No wonder I wasn't able to press the buttons - it had filled itself so tight with water, the buttons couldn't budge. This thing is completely shot now. If you're reading this - the other recent reviews are all correct. This Ace product DEFINITELY is cheaply made. Although, if you want a [$] door stop, this is what you're looking for.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Not rugged enough for Texas

                                          By Gale

                                          from Wimberley, Texas

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Pros

                                          • Not rugged enough for TX

                                          Cons

                                          • Not ugged enough for TX

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Household Plants

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          I don't know if it's the relentless Texas sun or poor design or cheap parts, but I have six of these timers and I have had to replace three of them. Eventually the electronics goes haywire (I suspect leaks eventually develop in the battery compartment or the timer itself...or the circuitry just fries in the Texas heat).

                                          Bottom line: while easy to program, these little gizmos generally fail within a year or so. Ace should be willing to warranty timers. Might see some improvement in the quality then.

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Lasted less then a week

                                          By DLD

                                          from Globe, AZ

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable Settings
                                          • Conserves Water
                                          • Weather Resistant

                                          Cons

                                          • Leaks

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor Garden

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          Would not buy this product again.

                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          2.0

                                          lasted only one year

                                          By Bill

                                          from Detroit, MI

                                          About Me Master Gardener

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable Settings
                                          • Comfortable Grip
                                          • Conserves Water
                                          • Precise Spout

                                          Cons

                                          • Life time too short

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor Garden

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          Seal of the battery leaked and ruined system in first season

                                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          1.0

                                          Broke in less than 2 months

                                          By Tom

                                          from Central Texas - Zone 8

                                          About Me Avid Gardener

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable Settings
                                          • Conserves Water

                                          Cons

                                          • Flawed Design and Quality
                                          • Leaks

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor Garden
                                          • Watering the Lawn

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          I had hope for this model after a recent success (2 years) with another Ace badged model of circular shape (probably a Nelson). However, after less than 30 days of use it Broke internally, filled with water and shorted itself out, due to poor design and isolation of the valves from the electrical... duh.
                                          I believe that these cannot be used in winter due to heating and cooling of the plastic parts inside which makes them brittle/shrink when cold, etc. That is my theory, anyway. When the unit opened the valve (when it worked ok) you can hear a good slapp sound, but when it broke and filled with h2o, it made a final, crack type sound. I think the issue is with its design and inability to take standard household pressure. Avoid this one and try one of the Orbit models. BTW, If you get one full year of good use out of any of these electronic timers, you have done well. There are boutique caliber options out there but are pricy... Only buy a timer with a good duration Warranty and return to store ability :)

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Much better then Orbit product

                                          By nycsfo

                                          from San Francisco

                                          About Me Getting Started

                                          Pros

                                          • Adjustable Settings
                                          • Easily Programmed
                                          • Weather Resistant

                                          Cons

                                          • Not sure about "wireless"

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Household Plants
                                          • Outdoor Garden
                                          • Terrace patio watering
                                          • Watering the Lawn

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          This is a much better item then the Orbit item; it may be a bit more to spend but well worth the accuracy and reliability of the start and stop function.
                                          Not sure why it is labeled "wireless" but perhaps an unactivated feature set.
                                          Good stuff.

                                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Easy to use

                                          By Green Guy

                                          from Torrington, CT

                                          About Me Professional Landscaper

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy to program

                                          Cons

                                          • None

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Outdoor Garden
                                          • Watering the Lawn

                                          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

                                          The easiest Timer to program that I can find, and it works well.

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