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Water Hose Timer Buyers Guide


WeT HeaD KnowledgeThese days we all try to save money anyway they can. If you look hard enough at the every day things that you do, you could find ways to save money. In the winter we can use a timer to set out thermostats so we can control how much heat we are using and only use the heat when it is necessary. In the summertime, we use a timer to set our air conditioners to run when we need it the most. Most commonly we use timers to set our lights when we are out for the night or on vacation.

But have you ever considered a timer for your water hose? Often times in the summer we use our water hoses to run our sprinkler systems. We also tend to forget that the hose is on and we waste so much money on water and we wonder why at the end of the month when we receive our water bills. We have put together a buyers guide of water hose timers, these will be a great help in saving you money in the summer time. We will profile the Eazy Set Electronic Easy Set Water Timer, the Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer and the Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer. Let’s check these out and see which water hose timer could start saving you money.

Eazy Set Electronic Easy Set Water Timer

The Eazy Set Electronic Easy Set Water Timer is very easy to program. This water hose timer is simple in concept. It has one on and off cycle per day so there the water hose isn’t on at different times of the day. This water hose has a 2 dial system with easy to find and easy to read labels. To set the timer, simply press the enter button to confirm the program that you entered. The Eazy Set Electronic Easy Set Water Timer will repeat at the intervals that you have already set. This timer has an easy connector that swivels on and off. This will help guarantee accurate connections to the faucet and without leaking. Programming this timer is easy; the first step is to select the run time from the top dial. Then you want to choose the watering frequency on the bottom dial and then simply press enter and the timer will turn on when the time comes. When you want to choose to turn off the timer off early then you will turn the timer to the off position. You can choose to set the timer from 10 minutes to 120 minutes. The water frequency starts from 6 hours to 7 days.

You can find the Eazy Set Electronic Easy Set Water Timer in your local Home Depot and Lowe’s Stores. The price of these timers is about $ 29.96, it would be a good idea to read consumer reports on any product that you are going to buy, especially one that you are using to save time and money.

Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer

When you are looking to save money on water and conserve water at the same time, the Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer may be a step in the right direction. This water hose timer has a digital readout for accuracy and it has an easy to use start time and you can even set the timer for a duration in which you want to use the water for. The Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer comes with hose connections and one dial for the Start Interval and one for the duration of the water.

On the Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer, you can set the timer as little as 2 minutes or a long as 120 minutes. There are interval settings of 2 hours to 12 hours and then 2 days to 7 days. Anytime you need to set the timer for use, it is so easy to do. Some customers had some mixed feelings about this timer. While some raved about how easy it was and how reliable it is, others complained that the dials sometimes got stuck and some dials even fell off. That is why it is important to read and do some research before spending any money on products. The cost of the Orbit Irrigation 2-Dial Digital Timer is about $ 29.16 and can be found at your local Lowe’s Home Improvement store.

Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer

The Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer is a different style of water hose timer. This timer is a single timer with a hose connection on both ends. This mechanical water timer is an automatic shut off timer. This water timer is a continuous watering operating mechanical timer. It can operate for up to 120 minutes with a manual on and off in case you want to shut if off early.

The Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer has an easy swivel on connector that will guarantee a swift and accurate connection with no leaks. Customers who have tried the Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer have good things to say about it. Customers have said that the timer is accurate and doesn’t leak. On a rating scale the Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer rated a features a 3 out of a 5, the value and design was rated a 2-1/2 out of 5 and the ease of use was 3 out of 5. The Gilmour Mechanical Water Timer is priced at $ 14.98 and it available at your local Lowe’s Department store. There are so many different Water Hose Timers on the market that it can be hard to tell which one to buy. Some people simply buy the first one they see because they don’t realized that even the most overlooked things such as the water hose or sprinkles don’t need to have a great timer. But if the goal of the timer is to help you save time, water and money then finding the right water hose timer can be necessary.

Lowe’s has a wide variety of different water hose timers. The idea is to choose one that will best suit your needs. So next time you are looking to save money with a water hose timer, check out any of the three water hose timers we showed you. If none of these water hose timers is what you are looking for then there are plenty of others in the Lowe’s inventory to help you water your lawn and save water.


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