July 11, 2018 at 5:09 pm #4551rodneygt3Participant
Any suggestions to stop the water from leaking under the collar when the timer is activated?Spread the love!July 12, 2018 at 6:58 pm #4586RyanParticipant
Hello rodneygt3, are you using the washer/screen for your timer? Also have you checked to make sure it’s clean?Spread the love!July 13, 2018 at 11:01 pm #4655rodneygt3Participant
It is the top part of the timer that goes into the spigot. I am using the times as is from the vendor with the screen. So, I did not add anything to the timer device. No issue with the bottom of the timer to the garden hose.Spread the love!July 16, 2018 at 2:09 am #4725fnkycldParticipant
I’m having the same problem. My outdoor water valve is connected to a 4-way splitter (each output with its own on/off switch) that’s connected to 3 b-hyve timers and a hose. All of the b-hyve timers are leaking water from the bottom of the “collar” that screws onto the 4-way splitter no matter how tight I make it. The amount of water varies from a slight drip to an actual spray, depending on which timer is in use.
For your reference, 2 of the timers are being used for drip irrigation and the other for sprinklers. The two being used for drip irrigation have 30 psi pressure regulators connected to the outputs – any reason that would be problematic? It’s pretty standard for a drip system so I would imagine not, but figure it’s worth calling out. Additionally, all 3 timers have dedicated filters (positioned after the timers) as well.
Note that when I replace the b-hyve units was my previous “non-smart” timers, the leaks are no longer present… Can you advise on what might be going on here?
Thanks in advance.Spread the love!August 20, 2018 at 12:11 am #20198IgoricomParticipant
I’ve just found out the solution for that. Just got my brand new B-hyve timer and it was leaking exactly like you guys described, and pretty strong! The thing is: I was using too much teflon tape for sealing the connection and this was preventing me from screwing it all the way into the faucet. You need to hear a “click” for it to be fully in. So I just removed a bit of the tape and voila, no leaking at all. Hope it helps you guys! Cheers!Spread the love!August 22, 2018 at 6:26 pm #64457StephenKeymaster
@rodneygt3 If your timer is leaking and you have the included hose washer w/screen filter attached to the timer, then it is likely that the timer will need to be replaced. I’d be happy to do that for you! Please email us at [email protected] and reference this forum thread with your telephone number, mailing address, and name and I can get you a replacement timer.
@FNKYCLD If you could do the same as rodneygt3, that would be great!Spread the love!April 13, 2019 at 8:37 pm #77120Manfredo FraccolaParticipant
Hello, I got my brand new hoce faucet and it leaks as for the previous users. I got it from a retailer in the US, living in Italy. I don’t want to return it as it took 3 weeks to arrive and I would like to repair the leak with a hydraulic tape.
Have you got any suggestion?Spread the love!January 23, 2021 at 3:46 pm #79006greyim11Participant
Orbit Manual Tap timers leaking from O ring… darn…Spread the love!
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