Best Hose Timer?


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I'm putting in a new garden, and I would like to use a soaker hose on a timer for watering. Any advice on what's the best sprinkler/ hose timer?
 
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Are you using pressure or gravity fed water?
Some need pressure to open the valve, others just open electronically.
 
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Are you using pressure or gravity fed water?
Some need pressure to open the valve, others just open electronically.
that's a good question. I was going to experiment using a rain barrel in the future to water the front yard, but we do also have a hose hook up right by the garden that I was planning on using now.
 
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Then you want a gravity fed timer, since it will work fine with the hook-up short-term.

I use this model:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B003LQRU94/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I have a number of gravity-fed systems, and these all worked for a full season, reliably on one set of batteries.
I spend a lot of time away at my holiday home in Scotland, (I'm there now) and reliability is first concern for my greenhouses and polytunnel.
 

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