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Flexible System Easily Automates Your Outdoor Faucet
Orbit 58872N Complete Yard Watering Kit
Orbit 58872N WaterMaster Complete Yard Watering Kit
Orbit 58872N SunMate Complete Yard Watering Kit
Item# 31034
Price: Normally $96.03 
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  • Fully automatic yard watering kit turns your hose faucet into a 4-station sprinkler
  • No digging is required to easily install this watering system
  • Controls up to 4 stations (comes with 2 valves that control stations, purchase additional valves separately)
  • Up to 3 start times per day (cycles A,B,C)
  • Waters from 1-240 minutes per start time (per valve)

Essential Info

This fully automatic yard watering kit turns your hose faucet into a 4-station sprinkler system. No digging is required to easily install this watering system. Connects to standard hose faucet to provide four 3/4 inch hose outlets with 4 independent controls. National Hose Thread manifold connection to hose faucet.

The control unit features a rain delay setting and allows for manual watering at any time without interrupting your programmed schedule.

Attention International Customers: This item is not intended for use in Europe, the threading on this product is not compatible with European standards.

Note: This unit includes 2 valves. Additional valves are available here.


Important notes:
Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
Manufacturer contact information: Orbit Irrigation Products, Tel: (800) 488-6156


31 Ratings
5 star: 48%  (15)
4 star: 26%  (8)
3 star: 13%  (4)
2 star: 3%  (1)
1 star: 10%  (3)
Average Customer Rating
(31 customer ratings)
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STUART -- gardnerville, NV   7/10/2014
Works well so far. Easy to program. I would recommend this product/
CHARLES -- southfield, MI   6/19/2014
This is the ultimate in hose timers...I use it to control 2 drip irrigation lines and the other two outlets to supply normal hose applications. The drip irrigation systems produce the largest healthiest plants I have ever had...all without daily attention on my part. Easy to program and then does it thing unattended. GOT TO TAKE IT INSIDE FOR THE WINTER...or plan to buy new each year.
SUSAN -- berkeley, CA   6/18/2014
Excellent and easy to program. I ordered another value so I could have three stations. The third valve did not work and I had to return it.
DENNIS -- old bridge, NJ   8/9/2013
Overall pleased with performance. We were hoping to program different zones for different days. A good unit and very easy to install and program. Our son has the same one and is equally pleased.
MICHAEL -- los alamos, NM   7/7/2013
So far, works almost as anticipated. While this model provides for watering on specific days of the week (works with water laws/rules), it does not provide for watering times to be different by zone. In other words, all zones programmed get the same duration of water unless operating manually. Otherwise, easy to use and set up; and reliable so far (owned 1 month). Also would have benefited from a package with all 4 ports, rather than just two and having to purchase 2 separately.
Charlie the gardner -- Oregon   5/1/2013
I like this product . if it wernt a piece of junk. I have been through 3 knobs , 2 manifolds. now I use pliers to turn the plastic shaft on the unit. Don't buy this product if you can help it. But there is nothing like it on the market.
helios -- fort worth,Tx   10/14/2012
Now after about 1.5 years of use another problem popped out-the dial wheelwhich is nearly 3 inches in diameter is connected to the shaft with a molded plasticit is integral piece of the dial wheel tube .350 O.D. The wall of the tube is ONLY .05!!!!. So from 2.9 dia down to .250Dia.350 O.D.minus.05wall x2=.100=.250 inner dia - it is 11.6 times the power you use with your finger on the wheel exerted on the little tube,with .05 wall thickness.It doesn't turn very freely-hence the dial diameter is older folks and ladies can do it. So it is another purposely designed in flaw.And I cannot find replacement nowhere. Buy a complete new system?!No way ..this company produces very low quality product on purpose!
Sonofsun -- fort worth,Tx   10/14/2012
I have bought 4 station Orbit 58872N SunMate. After a year the manifoldwhere the valves are attached broke. The thread, which screws the manifold to the water cock coming out of the wall of my house is made out of the zinc casting, which is very porous and it is very well known,that zinc suffers from oxidation,especially when other types of metal are aroundwhich is the case here. This is not design error,that is built in obsolescence -manufacturer making sure,they create spare part sales.Only 1 year of life for piece,which costs over $10.--which is about 20% of the total cost. This thread is fairly easily removed and can be replaced froI guess less then a Dollar...but they do not sell itthey make it, because it is part of original
LEE -- moab, UT   8/2/2012
I love this timer! It was easy to program and install, and so far has worked like a charm. I did have to use some teflon tape around the threads to prevent water leakage, but once I did that it worked fine. I'm a bit concerned about how it will hold up over time in our strong desert sun, as I have it attached to a free-standing faucet that is in full sun, but that has nothing to do with the product design or quality. I highly recommend this timer.
ANGELA MARIA -- rio de janeiro, XX   6/4/2012
I loved!
KATHERINE -- los altos, CA   11/20/2011
Seems to work well so far. Not the easiest thing to use without a user guide, but so far Ok. We'll see how it holds up over time--other brands of irrigation timers lasted less than a year.
MEGAN -- oakdale, CA   11/19/2011
We had to send this item back because it didnt work for our house. The seller was very prompt and gracious during the return
ELAINE -- houston, TX   11/15/2011
Very pleased with the product. It is easy to use and works well. It would be great if it had a waterproof cover to protect the controls. I covered the controls with a heavy duty yard bag and that keeps it dry.
DONALD -- west islip, NY   9/24/2011
Added for extra water monitoring in lawn areas requiring special low and high watering on varied days/times. Set and forget it. Am now enjoying a lush growth without time consuming days/hours of constant hand held hose watering. At age 75, this is very important feature, allowing freedom to get on with more important aspect of having a life to live to fullest.
ANH TUAN -- gatineau, QC   9/9/2011
In general, this system performs well. The configuration and programing are simple and I had my yard watered on the programmed times. One weak point I found is the power consumption : Two AA batteries are used to feed the entire system operation, including commanding the water valves, which does not provides sufficiently power. The batteries quickly run out of power after only three runs then the valves are not able to open when they are commanded to do so.
BAO -- sugar land, TX   9/1/2011
Used it for about 1 weeks now. It works as expected. Farily easy to program.
DOUGLAS -- atascocita, TX   8/31/2011
A low cost alternative to a buried sprinkler system. The timer is easy to program and has worked perfectly since it was installed. I ran 1/2 inch UV resistant gray PVC coduit pipe on the surface to buried rotary sprinklers (one per valve) and used PVC female hose thread connectors on each valve. I did have a problem mounting the timer. It did not clear the hose bib valve knob and the support rod would not reach the wall. I used a hose Y fitting mounted vertically, and connected the timer to the lower arm of the Y. That got the required clearance and a more vertical position that allowed the support rod to reach the wall.
RALPH -- ralph, AL   8/14/2011
The system provides an excellent alternative to digging up the ysrd. The instruction sheet was written by someone unfamiliar with the english language.
HAROLD -- jonesboro, AR   8/8/2011
a great item to water your lawn while you sleep turns on and off with timer. the only drawback is it only uses one valve at a time but that is not a bad thing you still have full water pressure to each sprinkler. I think that this is a gread device for watering you lawn with hoses. SMARTHOME is a great place to buy from fair priceing and fast shipping.
RODRIC T. -- waynesville, NC   8/6/2011
I have used SunMate for several years. Have a total of 4 and just had to replace 1 perhaps a year or 2 old. I find SunMate easy to use and program, although there was a bit of a learning curve. I was disappointed that the unit I replaced had failed (seemed to be water in the battery compartment) but after shopping other brands decided to stay with Orbit. The units are very versatile and installation is a snap and run, at least for me. In one case I buried the half-inch piping for a 25-foot run, with no problems. I don't give it 5 stars because of the problem with the one unit that had to be replaced. But I replaced it with Orbit, which says something. Oh, I buy all my pipes, tubes, sprinklers, etc. from Orbit brand. They aren't losing money on those things, but they work and are very sturdy. And Smarthome was a good, prompt seller; no surprises.

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