Gardena water timer
mat_boyle Posts: 6
I installed a Gardena micro drip system and the instructions weren't really too helpful so I'm unclear on a number of things. I'm using the timer to shut off the water (leaving the faucet open) and, when I turn on the water (using the Gardena timer) ... quite a bit of pressure has built up and results in more water coming out initially. Do all systems do this? I've been reluctant to leave the faucet on and control everything with the time for fear of the timer breaking and water going every place. Any thoughts?
Usually the pressure reducer sorts out the flow but it may depend on how many outlets you are running.
The supply was left on for 15 days at a time to power two sprinklers - one small one in the greenhouse and one bigger one for all the pots I gathered together at the back of the house in my work area. I set the timer for about 30 minutes at 2am. Never had any problems.
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I have a couple of connectors which needed metal hose clips (Jubilee clips in the UK) added to keep them secure. I have also used nylon tie-wraps which seems to hold especially on the thin walled distribution pipe.