Orbit Programmable 2 zone Water Timer(28159)

Item no: 7436736 | 082901277699
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  • Programmable: Yes
  • Number of Zones: 2 zone
  • Product Type: Water Timer
  • Expandable: Yes
  • Number of Programs: 1
  • Computer Software Compatibility: No
  • Battery Backup: No
  • Drip and Soaker Hose Compatibility: Yes
  • Rain Switch: Yes
  • Power Source: Battery-Powered
  • Automatic Delay Shutoff: Yes
  • Digital Display: Yes
  • Color Family: Gray
  • Feature 4: Manual bypass for easy faucet use
  • Feature 7: For cold water outdoor irrigation use only
  • Feature 5: Watering frequency from every 6 hours up to every 7th day
  • Feature 3: Timed watering up to 240 minutes
  • Feature 2: Easy to set and use
  • Feature 1: 1 dial automatic 2 outlet timer
  • Feature 6: Rain delay for water conservation
  • Manual bypass

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ACE HARDWAREAce 2 outlet Programmable Battery Powered Dial Timer (28159)

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from Tangent

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Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 2 outlet Programmable Battery Powered Dial Timer (28159):

Bought this timer at the beginning of summer, with thoughts of getting my back patio a bit more maintenance free. Just yesterday I finally set up my two lines with various drippers and programed the two stations only to see that station 1 valve doesn't close. There is a constant bit of water running to half my planters. I'd return this not so inexpensive piece of junk but it's 60 days past the return policy.

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  • Couple No Kids

You can run it manually without messing up the timer program

By Colleen

from Seattle, WA

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  • Can use manually without messing up program
  • Easy to use


  • Only one program per outlet

Best Uses

  • Outdoors

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 2 outlet Programmable Battery Powered Dial Timer (28159):

It's been really dry here this summer, so I like that I can give my plants some extra water by manually turning on each outlet without messing up the programmed times. So far mine has been running every other day for 2 months without having to change the batteries. I haven't had to use it yet, but it also has a delay function that you can use if it rains, that allows you to tell it how long to delay before starting the next cycle.

For the reviewer who was not able to use the 2nd outlet on manual; after you press the manual button, press the station button to switch between 1 and 2, then adjust the minutes using + or -.

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  • Couple No Kids

Keep looking. This is no good!

By Mark

from Pensacola Beach, Florida

Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 2 outlet Programmable Battery Powered Dial Timer (28159):

This timer is set up to water two planters, one at a time, once a day for 2 minutes each. The new Alkaline batteries last between 7 to10 days. I have replaced batteries for over a month now thinking I was somehow doing something wrong. Now out of the 30 day return window. DO NOT BUY this timer. A total waste of money!

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  • Family Older Kids

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Can't run manually on station 2

By Dave

from Orinda, California

About Me Midrange Shopper

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  • Attractive Design


    Best Uses

    • Outdoors

    Comments about ACE HARDWARE Ace 2 outlet Programmable Battery Powered Dial Timer (28159):

    I recently purchased one of these and set it up today. Because I've barely used it as yet, I can't say a lot about it. However, I'm writing this because I'm very frustrated with the manual operation feature. The timer has 2 outlets, or "stations," but there doesn't seem to be any way to manually (as opposed to automatically, via programming) operate station 2. Manual operation works for station 1, but I'm unable to change it to station 2. This means that I can't test station 2 operation manually, but can only program it for automatic operation and then check at the programmed time to see if it is operating properly. Has anyone else run into this problem, or am I missing something?

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