Someone asked what timer we recently purchased, and I figured I should post it here, since it seems to work pretty well.  We bought the "Meinor Aqua Flush", I chose this one because it was the only one available at Target while I was buying our third sprinkler (I should do reviews on the sprinklers, since most of them were junk - I don't think the manufacturer can claim 45' x 45' coverage area when it can't do that with a 55psi 10 gal/minute connection.  Perhaps they need an * next to that which says, "when connected to a fire hydrant on full blast).

Hopefully this review will be worth more than lots of the ones I've seen recently - that say things like:

  • I don't know if it works yet, but it looks lovely in the box
  • I've had it for 3 hours, and so far it has worked great.
  • It broke as I tried to put it together, but I'm still giving it 5 stars.

We've had the timer for a month or so; the primary reason was so we wouldn't have to ask our neighbors to water our garden while we are on vacation.  The garden is alive and well after abandoning it for two weeks, so I'd call that a success.

It has various options, and the battery is supposed to last a season or so.  It appears to be waterproofed - hasn't seemed to mind getting rained on - though I think the bottom is less waterproofed than the top, so it should probably be oriented correctly.  The hose connections look a little weak to me, so my rule is that we always leave the hose wrapped around the hose hanger at least a wrap or two, so there isn't any strain on the connectors.  But, since it works so well, I don't think anyway touches the hose at all.

The boys can turn on the sprinkler with just a easy push, and can run around near the garden to get wet.

I just set it to run for 10 minutes every morning, but it can be configured for more complex schedules as well.

Posted by Jon Daley on August 3, 2010, 1:27 pm | Read 8203 times
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Still working well five years later.

The hoses and sprinklers it has powered have all been replaced, but it keeps ticking.

Posted by jondaley on August 10, 2015, 10:04 am
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