Sep 062013
 
Understanding the ESP timer's program selector switch

With 3 programs, 4 start times available per program, and advanced watering cycles, it’s easy to see why programming a Rain Bird ESP timer can be a daunting process. I’ve been getting many questions lately about the use of the program selector switch on the Rain Bird ESP timer. There is a common misunderstanding that […]

Jan 072013
 

Each program on the Rain Bird ESP series timer can run in one of four watering cycles: CUSTOM waters on the day of the week you select. ODD waters only on odd-numbered day of the month. EVEN waters only on even-numbered days of the month.  CYCLIC water on a selected daily interval. For example: every other […]

Dec 272012
 
Rain Bird ESP Timer Troubleshooting: Alarm LED is lit

Possible cause: Click on the image for a larger view. Shorted Station – A short circuit in the solenoid or valve wiring has disabled the station. The display will show “# Err,” where # is the valve number at fault. Identify and repair the fault in the circuit. Seasonal Adjust is at 0% – The […]

Nov 032012
 
Seasonal Adjust feature on a lawn sprinkler timer

The seasonal adjust feature on a lawn sprinkler timer lets you increase or decrease the run times of all sprinkler stations on the timer by a percentage from 0 to 200 percent in one step. This feature allows you to cut back watering during cool periods of the year or increase watering during dry, hot […]

Jul 102011
 
Orbit Indoor 6 Station Slide Timer

iScaper rating – 3 stars ★★★ This easy-to-program 6-station timer has text messaging in English, Spanish, and French. The convenient one touch sliding bars adjust watering duration of each station, making it ideal for sun versus shade, lawn versus flowers, and differing soil conditions. The 3 independent programs can set your watering time from 1 […]