It stole everything
I bought this timer to set it to turn on for 2 minutes to 15 minutes on manual so i didn't have to go back down to the barn to turn it off so it was only to turn on a one off time. Bought it on 29/11/19 at bunnings. The first weird thing happened a few weeks ago when my son came home after work late and said the pump was on and i said it cant its not on the timer only manual, he said he turned it off anyway. So I put fresh batteries in and a few days ago on th 06/02/19 I went to unlock all my chooks, 5 pens and 5 water bowls that are linked to ...my pump and the 9000 ltr water tank and on this pump is the Holman timer. I noticed all the damp soil everywhere. The piece of S--t timer turned itself on and drained all my 9000 ltr tank all night when on the dial I had 2 minutes set on the left and manual on the right and that was the last setting i used and it should not have turned on until i pushed the centre button again. In this terrible drought I bought the Holman timer to save water and it stole the entire tank of 9000 litres. Thanks Holman! Im taking it back to Bunnings this week to get my $27.55 refund and you Holman owe my 9000 Litres of water, a full night of electricity running and my 1 year old pump that went into failure as it ran dry.
Affordable option when running several timers
I"ve used these for years and currently have 7 running on taps for fruit trees, veg garden, and general plants. I have two spares just in-case as I have had trouble with one that wouldn't turn off and another which wanted to water whenever it decided to. But overall I am happy with these. (I only use the 2 dial ones, not the digital screen). One thing I don't like about the new model is waiting 24 hours after setting. I like the older model that started straight away after setting the timer. On average mine have lasted 3-4 years. To Holman....If people stop buying your timers, I'll gladly be sent a box full ... saves driving 5 hours to the nearest Bunnings to purchase. As in saying that the price is affordable when running as many as I do.
Unfit for purpose
Bought 4 Holman 2 Dial Electronic Tap Timer CO1601 at Bunnings in the last month
Initially they worked well for about 2 weeks
One literally cooked a battery guess have to blame the heat but poor product design if a tap timer exposed to the elements can't tolerate heat
All the others proved to be impossible to seal properly on the tap resulting in loss of water when timer was off. Once again poor design, the tap collar very thin plastic allowing flexing
My biggest complaint with all 4 was random (increasing in occurence) failure to switch off at the end of set watering time. Shudder to think what the next water bill will be like
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