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I have a VPT24-1PZ 24 hour programmable timer.My question relates to after you progam the astronomic clock there is an off set option to add or subtract time from the sunup/sundown time.By pushing the up arrow you add time or pushing the down arrow you subtract time.My question is by pushing the up arrow are you adding time the light is on between sunset to sunrise or are you adding time to when the light is off between sunrise and sunset?

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The timer lets you adjust the preset astronomic time for your area.
This is because actual local times vary.
If the preset time for dusk is 8:00pm and you add 12 minutes, then the timer will turn off-or-on at 8:12.
And then you can change the preset time for dawn by adding or subtracting.

If this is not what exactly you are asking, then set your timer and see what happens, and then add a comment with your findings.
Open following link to download on-line manual

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How do you cancel the sunrise sunset program and just use your own times?

Most dawn-dusk wall timers have programmable option... except aube/honeywell.
Most plug-in timers have various options... but some are just astronomic and not programmable
Following link will help identify timer so you can download possible manual with instructions.


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How to set the clock using 24 hr and 12 hr clock

Copy following link to identify timer and download possible manual:
Add comment and describe timer in detail.
Usually if a timer offers choice between 24-hour clock with 1-thru-24 displaying for current time, vrs 12 hour am- 12 hour pm, then the choice is first thing you set before programming. The choice is made before setting current time, and usually this is accomplished with single button push that toggles between 12 and 24 on the display.
The product manual has specific steps.
Not every timer offers 12-24 choice.
Again, add comment and describe timer in detail, or attach photo for best available resources.

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Uhow do you program a 24 hour timer? Lost the instructions.

Timer is not identified.

1) Open following link for setting analog timer by experimenting with features:

2) If you have analog box timer, the following link might be helpful

3) Most programmable timers are 7-day. But some are 24-hour like Intermatic ET100 box timer, etc.
If you have programmable timer, then add a comment and describe timer in detail

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Have a first alert et220 timer. After setting it and turning back to current time, pm light goes out and clock does not run. Manual switch works fine

Timer is not identified for certain. Expert does not have instruction manual and can only guess at cause of problem.
For example not all timers are rated for CFL or halogen bulbs.
Loose light bulb filament, or loose light bulb, or dirt in light bulb socket can cause problem, replace light bulb.
Conflicts in timer programming can cause problem with digital timer.
Read more options listed below:

1) Add a comment and describe timer appearance and if timer is programmable or has a rotary dial.
Describe what buttons appear on timer.

2) Take photo of timer and post on flickr and add comment with link to that photo.

3) Scan your timer instructions into file format. Post this file to Flickr and then add a comment with link to those instructions.

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Have a taco 24 hr timer on water heater of home we purchased. pls descvribe how to set it to circulate the water just twice a day for a couple of hrs. thx, mg

Your question is very big because recirculation systems have a lot of parts and options.

Please open following link for re-circulation system resources that show pictures of how the system works. After reading information, add a comment with more questions.
The page shows two different types of Taco timers. One timer is programmable and the other timer is called analog timer where the timer dial rotates just like a clock. Small pins located on dial face are set inward or outward. As the dial rotates, the pins move a tiny on-off lever that turns the pump on-off. The pump can also be set to operate thermostatically. You choose either timed operation or thermostatic operation using slide-switch located under timer dial.

Look at, and read information on link above. Try some things on your timer so you are familiar. And then add a comment with specific description of your Taco timer, and include what you have done so far.

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I have a TORK 920L timer for our church parking lights. The timer is supposed to be a 7 day timer according to the dial. Right now it is turning one revolution per 36 hours. How do I get it to turn in an...

1) It sounds like the clock motor is not operating correctly.

2) This timer is not supposed to be connected directly to the lighting circuit, and should control contactors instead.
See what contactors look like

3) I cannot find replacement clock motor for that timer.

4) Tork 920L mechanical dawn-dusk timer seems to sell for $1200

5) Contact NSI Tork directly to find sellers:

6) Intermatic shows 1:1 replacement for tork brand timer is Intermatic T51211BC
Electric wholesale on-line showsT515211BC timer for $1000.

7) Contact Intermatic directly for more information, for example their second generation astronomic electronic time clocks can perform the same functions.

Intermatic electronic Astronomic dawn-dusk ET8015C sells at 1000Bulbs for $179

8) Add a comment and explain what kind of electrical load you have, for example a small church with simple 120V lighting can use inexpensive timer like T101 that sells for $60 at Amazon. Timer trippers would need to be reset.

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I have a 4003 osz time clock and it does not turn lights on and off. Where can I get new insides for the same box.

As of November 2010 or before, Paragon is no longer making timers or parts except Defrost timers.
4003 0SZ is not a defrost timer.

0SZ suffix appears to be 120Volt astronomic time clock that turns ON at Dusk and OFF at Dawn
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7200Z DPST
MR Supply sells 7200

Intermatic mechanical astronomic clocks:
These time clocks are Indoor-outdoor and can control 3 different 120V Loads, for example store light in front, outdoor light in back, and outdoor sign. All Loads turn on-off at same time.
Beverly Hills shows the V4547r

Intermatic also makes electronic astronomic time pieces where voltage is selectable, with many timing options (programming is detailed and complicated):
NEMA1 is indoor box
NEMA 3R is indoor-outdoor box.
SPST means timer can control 1 Load
SPDT can control 2 120V Loads
1000 Bubs sells the ET8115C

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How do I program Woods digital timer 59203?

Link shows all Woods timers and manuals
If instructions below do not match your timer, look through timers on Woods page to identify, and then add a comment.

Manual for 59203

Instructions below are for Woods 59203 & GE 59203 plug-in programmable timer with 2-prong polarized outlet:
Plug timer in until battery is charged.
If display will not show, then timer battery needs to be recharged, or timer may be busted, or electric circuit is tripped off, or electric circuit heeds to be tested with circuit analyzer.

Set current time:
Press and hold CLOCK button.
Press HOUR and MINUTE to set correct time with am and pm.
Press Day button to set current day.
Release clock button.

Program timer:
Press PROGRAM button until "1 ON" displays. This is program1 ON.
Press MINUTE and HOUR buttons to set ON time for program1
Press DAY button to choose day or group of days for program1 ON

Press PROGRAM button until "1 OFF" displays. This is program1 OFF
Press MINUTE and HOUR buttons to set OFF time for program1
Press DAY button to choose day or group of days for program1 OFF

Press PROGRAM button until "2 ON" displays. This is program2 ON.
Repeat steps above to set ON and OFF time for 5 programs.

When programming is completed, press CLOCK button to exit programming.
Press ON/AUTO/OFF button until Auto displays.

Make sure lamp is turned on.
Make sure bulb is good.

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You need a programmable interval timer.
Intermatic and Tork make digital timers with interval settings that can be set for specific short-duration with 1 minute minimum.
(Or set to pulse bell ringing with 1-127 seconds.
10 minutes is 600 seconds)
For example ET70115 single-channel timer.
The timer would be set for 24-hour operation, and then programmed for Pulse, and then set timer with 24 programs, with 1 program for each hour.

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