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Do I turn the faucet on fully?

I have bought a Water timer Vigoro 196036 and my question is:
I am using a drip irrigation system and that uses very little water and the instructions for the water hose are to only open the faucet very little.
Is that the same when I am using the Water timer?

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Yes, when using an inline water timer, it does not control the pressure of the water, only the "on/off" of the pressure. So make sure to keep the faucet at the pressure you want the drip system set at as if you weren't even using a timer.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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I'd suggest using a trottling valve DOWN STREAM of the on off timer. There are cheap plastic gate valves and even a ball value can be used control flow. Some valve timers do require a minimum pressure UP STEAM to stay open, so throttling UP STREAM of the timer may not work.

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