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Orbit Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer

The Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer provides programmed watering for up to three different areas. Easy installation and simplified programming saves time and water. Set it and go.
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Questions & Answers for Orbit Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer

Question

Do all 3 outlets have to be used or can one only attach two hoses and shut off the 3rd?

asked 2 years, 2 months ago
By
an anonymous customer
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
7 answers
Answers
answer 1
You can attach any number of hoses from 1 to 3.

Simply do not program a start time for the faucets you don't wish to connect.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 2
You set each separately so yes, you can have as many as you want off.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bedtimehappy
answer 3
Don't set the third. It will have dashes on the screen. If you have set it and don't want to used it any more, RESET the timer and set station 1 & 2.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 4
By clearing the programming on the stations that you do not want to use, you can, indeed, use only one port.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 5
I have one of my timers set up for watering schedules on 2 nozzles and occasional hose use on the 3rd...which means it's off until I want it. So yes...you can use just 2.
answered 2 years ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 6
Each outlet is controlled separately. I'm using the timer with only two hoses connected and haven't had any problems.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
CaptnM
 - St. Louis, MO
answer 7
I do not have this exact model, but I do have an older Orbit two-station version. Mine allows me to set the watering time for either station to zero minutes, so it won't run at all on that station if desired. I would assume this three-station model allows for the same. See the picture I've included (the third outlet on mine is for a manual bypass faucet).
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answered 2 years, 2 months ago
By
SamwiseCrackers
Question

Does programming include odd/even days to deal with 31 day months

asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Dave
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Does not include odd or even days
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
TheRealBill
answer 2
No.

You can only program intervals.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 3
no
answered 8 months ago
By
mylasthome
answer 4
It provides programmable cycle duration period (in days) individually for each tap.
answered 11 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 5
It has the ability to water every ? number of days. Like every 2 days, every 1 day. I don't know how high the number can go. I use 1 and 2.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 6
Our technical support team is happy to help you set your timer. Please contact them at 1-800-488-6156 or techsupport@orbitonline.com.

Thanks for the question!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

Does this allow individual timed control of each port or only all 3 at one time?

Would like clarification if this lets you set each port separately or does it just allow 3 connections that all must come on at the same time.
asked 1 year, 2 months ago
By
Joe
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
6 answers
Answers
answer 1
Different times
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
TheRealBill
answer 2
you set each port individually.

In fact, you can cause ports to malfunction if you set them up such that two ports try to open at the same time.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 3
You can program each outlet individually with limits. The main program decides how many times a day each outlet runs and then you can program each outlet for a separate time. Or you can just have it repeat every 4 hours or so.
answered 8 months ago
By
mylasthome
answer 4
Individual timed control of each tap: on-time, duration and period (in days). Manual control override and rain delay are also provided.
answered 11 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 5
You can set each differently.
answered 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Bedtimehappy
answer 6
This timer will allow individual timed control of each port, but not all three at once. Each port can have one timed schedule on it, and they all must be set for different times.

Thanks for the question!
answered 1 year, 2 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

No Battery?

If it doesn't have a battery, how is it powered?
asked 2 years, 4 months ago
By
JDinGainesville
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
You add 2 aa batteries.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 2
It is battery powered (2 AA). The batteries are not included with the unit.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 3
It runs on batteries.
answered 2 years ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 4
I don't have the unit yet, but I too wondered how it ran if the ad says no battery. I think it might mean no batteries included....because one person that rated the unit talked about replacing the batteries.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
LincNebr
 - Lincoln,NE
answer 5
Description is wrong. This unit is powered by 2 aa batteries - not included.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
By
theairdog
Question

Can this be programmed for individual days of the weeK? ie Mon, Tues, Thurs, etc

asked 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
Ella
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Yes. You can tell it to start on a particular day, and then skip the next 6 days.
answered 2 weeks, 6 days ago
By
gsH2O
answer 2
No just days 1-2-3-4-5
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
TheRealBill
answer 3
No.

You can only program watering intervals for each zone. Twice a day, Once a day. 48 hours, etc.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 4
No, the Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Water Timer cannot be programmed for individual days of the week.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
CommunityAnswer
answer 5
No, this timer cannot.
answered 3 months, 3 weeks ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

support and still leaks

the three port timer leaks from joint under connection, tried to attach to house for support and leaks worse.

Any suggestions or did we get defective product?
asked 1 year, 3 months ago
By
Kelly
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
Call Orbit at 801-299-5555 M-F
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
TheRealBill
answer 2
defective product.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 3
mine seems to drip a little from the house connection, I think it should have a sturdier female connection, heavy brass, so that one can tighten without worry.
answered 11 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 4
When I installed mine it was fine. Then I twisted the whole unit. It began the spray. I turned the connection to tighten and it stopped. I have two units and it happened on both and I tightened both with no problems since.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 5
Our trained technical support team is happy to help with any product related questions. You can also contact them about warranty issues on our products! Feel free to call them at 1-800-488-6156 or send over an email at techsupport@orbitonline.com.

Thanks for the question!
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

will this work with soaker hoses?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
By
an anonymous customer
 - McMinnnville, Oregon
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
5 answers
Answers
answer 1
yes.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 2
Yes, used it all summer with one. The hose crumbled away when touched at the end of summer with the 127 degree heat we had, but it did water it fine.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bedtimehappy
answer 3
Yes
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 4
I run my timers for hoses, soaker hoses and drip lines...perfect in every case!
answered 2 years ago
By
rosebud14
 - Reno, NV
answer 5
Yes, this timer will work with soaker hoses. It will work with any hose that has a 3/4" connection.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

spec states it does not contain a battery if so how is it powered

asked 1 year, 4 months ago
By
bud
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
It doesn't come with a battery. It takes two AA batteries.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 2
You put in two 2 AA batteries.
answered 1 year, 3 months ago
By
drshoppers
answer 3
Yes, it is battery powered (2 AA), but batteries are not included with it.
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
weirtonflowerlady
answer 4
Two AA type batteries are required to operate this timer. They, however, are not included in the packaging though Walmart.

Thanks for the question!
answered 1 year, 4 months ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
Question

How do you stop these from leaking? I have had mine for 2 yrs. and can't find any info on repairs.

asked 3 months ago
By
mabird
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
Call ORBIT at 800-488-6159 M-F or 801-299-5555 M-F
answered 3 weeks, 1 day ago
By
TheRealBill
answer 2
You can't.

This is a rather cheaply manufactured valve with plastic parts. I have bought 4 or five of these over the years. If you can get 2 years out of them, you do well.

After all, they only cost $50.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 3
Please call our technical support to first help diagnose what is causing the leak and then we can provide solutions. 800-488-6156
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
answer 4
Be sure it didn't freeze and split, you should empty them before the cold weather comes. Use plumbers tape before screwing in the hose.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bedtimehappy
Question

Can each port be programmed to operate every 24 hours at different times for model #56082.

asked 1 year, 1 month ago
By
Dano
on Orbit 3-Port Digital Hose Watering Timer
4 answers
Answers
answer 1
no.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
theairdog
answer 2
Yes.
answered 2 months, 4 weeks ago
By
Bedtimehappy
answer 3
yes
answered 11 months ago
By
Geezer48
answer 4
This will run the station in sequence one right after the other for every start time that is put in the timer for the minutes that you set the stations for and can be set for every day which would be 24 hours.
answered 1 year ago
By
OrbitIrrigation
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