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I want to set my Vigoro timer #196-036 to water once a day (every 24 hrs) for 1 hour. Seems I don't have this option the closest being twice a day (every 12 hrs). There is no 24 hr setting maybe? help!

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SOURCE: vigoro water timer 196 036 water timer programming

every x days vs every x hrs. (once a day or every 12 hours)

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It comes out of the holes because the water goes in the holes. That might sound dumb but Vigoro designed these only to be in dry conditions, such as attached to the water line. I used them for sprinklers, but the water poured into the timer so bad it shorted it out in a week. I did find a vigoro timer with no holes and a sealed unit, and they work great. But I can't find them anymore.

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SOURCE: vigoro 196-036 water timer manual

Here is theinstruction:1. Install the battery2.Use left attor to decrease and right arrow to increase numbers < > to set current time to nearest hour at the time, noting AM and PM3. Repeat above instructions to set "start time: to desired time for day to begin watering4. Use left and right arro <> buttons to set "how often" (watering frequency) to select an hour/day increment (8 hours=3 times per day, 2 days=every other day).5. Use left and right buttons < > to set "how long" (watering duration) to select a min. or hr increment.6Activate the watering program by pressing the Program on/off buttin: a horizontal bar will be displayed to signify the program is on. Press the program on/off again to disable the programTo avoid accidentally changing the current program, the arrow button will be "locked out" or inaccessible if "program on" is selected.To create a new program, press Program on/off if necessary to disable current program.

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