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Hi, I have to reset 3 Nelson water timers (old model) which are battery operated with a dial. Shown is "A,B,C,...) on the PM side and numbers on the A.M side. They are all hooked to separate faucets. How do I go about setting them?

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At that website above at the top left is an instruction manual, this will help you set up these units. Below is the maker website. You can contact them, i am sure they would be happy to supply any information you do not have.

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