Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer

Item no: 7198476 | 0082901237334
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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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2.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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41%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Adjustable settings (18)
  • Easy to use (15)
  • Conserves water (11)
  • Weather proof (11)
  • Comfortable grip (3)

Cons

  • Leaks (8)
  • Poor quality (7)
  • Inefficient (3)
  • Water goes everywhere (3)

Best Uses

  • Outdoor garden (19)
  • Watering the lawn (9)
  • Household plants (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid gardener (16), Master gardener (8), 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

Worked great one summer.

By Jerry

from Houston

About Me Avid Gardener

Pros

  • Adjustable Settings
  • Easy To Use
  • Weather Resistant

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Garden
    • Watering the Lawn

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

    Bought this the beginning of last summer and it worked flawlessly all summer. I took the batteries out and stored it on the garage shelf till this summer. Put new batteries in and it will not shut off. Maybe bugs got in it or something. Next time I'll seal it up. Very easy to program.

     
    1.0

    Clock Accuracy

    By Newt

    from Scottsdale, AZ

    About Me Avid Gardener

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

    • Poor Quality

    Best Uses

    • Outdoor Garden

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

    I purchased this controller for a drip irrigation subsystem. A main drip irrigation timer was set for a short duration time slot for short duration high flow emitters that were to be controlled by this timer. However, the internal clock would not maintain time for more than a couple of days and sometimes it was way off.

     
    4.0

    This system is great.

    By Scott the gardener

    from Milton, Vermont

    About Me Master Gardener

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Adjustable Settings
    • Easy To Use
    • Weather Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Outdoor Garden

      Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

      I can't get over hoow easy this unit is to use. The options are so much greater then other systems I have used.

       
      5.0

      Works perfectly

      By Doug

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Avid Gardener

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

          I've had one hooked up to a drip system for over a year now and it works perfectly. We live in a harsh climate where summer heat takes its toll on products but this has held up well. I would definitely recommend.

           
          3.0

          Timer Tips

          By John

          from Napa CA

          About Me Avid Gardener

          Pros

          • Adjustable Settings
          • Easy To Use

          Cons

          • Too soon to tell

          Best Uses

          • Outdoor Garden

          Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace® Deluxe Digital Water Timer:

          I just bought a couple of these to begin replacing 6 Raindrip water timers. A shot in the dark, since there's no way to predict quality in this type of gadget. After a few years with the Raindrip (R672CT), I urge the following with any of this type of timer:
          Install fine mesh filters and pressure regulator ahead of it.
          Don't over-tighten fittings.
          Protect from sun.
          Remove at end of season and take out batteries.

           
          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

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