Good ... but only for 2 summers
There's a lot to like about this tap timer - it has a good range of different timing options, yet is still quite intuitive and simple to program. I purchased mine in November 2015, and it did its job well for 2 summers, but when I returned it to action this past summer it started squealing whenever it turned on and had water passing through it - and I mean really loud squealing - such that it not only annoyed me, but my neighbours as well. So I can no longer use it to water early in the morning (my preferred time), which makes it semi-useless...now. (I thought maybe a low battery might be causing the problem, but a new battery didn't help. I've tried playing with the tap to adjust the water pressure, but that didn't help either, other than sometimes changing to a lower-pitched but equally loud squeal). So it seems like a decent product, but its most important components - the parts that turn the water on and off - were not built to last.
Easy program and robust - Poor pressure
Just purchased this to replace a fault system. Loved the detachable control panel and how easy it is to set up. HOWEVER i had to detach it as i was stunned and how low pressure my system came on. I have low pressure but with this system i was getting 40% less coverage think something was wrong I detached it and put the water through directly and back to my 100% (which is not great anyways). SO if you have low pressure be very careful as it will decrease the spray distance greatly.
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Gardena water computer flex 1883 works perfectly on “on” but nothing happens on “program”. I have checked all settings.
My controller comes on the first station and turns off after a minute. When the next station comes on it runs for the full time as it is supposed to.
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