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R675CT Timer Install Guide
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R672CT Water Timer Instructions (Model YL1214 or higher)
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R672CT Faucet Timer Guide Quick Start
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  • Smart Watering Made Easy

    Smart Watering Made Easy
    Smart Watering Made Easy
    More time enjoying your garden, less time watering it. Raindrip is an automatic, precision watering system for your landscape.
  • Raindrip Watering Kits

    Container and Hanging Baskets kit
    Step-by-step installation of our Container and Hanging Basket Kit
    Step by step installation of our Automatic Watering Kit for your containers and hanging baskets. Installation should take 20 minutes and can be done in 3 easy steps.
    Ground Cover and Flower Bed kit
    Step-by-step installation of our Ground Cover and Flower Bed Kit
    Step by step installation of our Automatic Watering Kit for your ground cover and flower beds. Installation should take 20 minutes and can be done in 3 easy steps.
    Flower, Shrub and Tree kit
    Step-by-step installation of our Flower, Shrub and Tree Kit
    Step by step installation of our Automatic Watering Kit for your flowers, shrubs and trees. Installation should take 20 minutes and can be done in 3 easy steps.
    Drought Buster Kit
    Step by step installation of our Drought Buster Kit
    Step by step installation of our Drought Buster Kit. This kit help s you convert your pop up sprayhead system to a drip irrigation system in three easy steps.
  • NEW Drought Buster Watering Kits

    Drought Buster 1/4" Dripline Kit
    Drought Buster 1/4" Soaker Hose Kit
    Drought Buster 25' Pre-assembled Bubbler Kit
    Drought Buster 25' Dripline Kit
    Drought Buster 25' Soaker Hose Kit
    Drought Buster 4-Port Adjustable Soaker Hose Kit
    Drought Buster® Universal Connection Kit
  • Programming Raindrip Timers

    How do I program my Raindrip Timer R675CT?
    How do I program my Raindrip Timer R675CT?
    Step by step instruction on how to program your Raindrip Timer model R675CT.
    How do I program my Raindrip Timer R672CT?
    How do I program my Raindrip Timer R672CT?
    Step by step instruction on how to program your Raindrip Timer model R672CT.
  • DIY Drip System Expansion and Additions

    Expand your drip system with dripline
    Expand Your Dripline System
    Step by step instruction on how to expand your dripline using Raindrip’s Universal Smart Loc™ coupler.
    Expand your drip system with supply tubing
    Expand Your Dripline System From the Water Source
    Step by step instruction on how to expand your drip system using Raindrip’s Universal Smart Loc™ coupler.
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  • How do I program the R675CT Timer?

    Please see timer instructions or visit www.raindrip.com to view our “How to” video that takes you through, step by step, on how to program and install your Raindrip timer.
  • How do I connect the ¼” tubing to the ¾” Hose Swivel x ¼” Adapter?

    • Cut the tip of the tubing at a 45° angle, push the tubing onto the adapter and then turn the collar. At least ¾” of the tubing should be inserted onto the swivel to secure a proper connection.
    • Alternatively, you can also leave tubing outside, exposed to direct sunlight or use a hairdryer to heat up the tubing. This will cause the tubing to become softer and help ease installation.
  • What is the gallons per hour (GPH) per dripper?

    ½ GPH.
  • Is an Anti-Syphon device necessary?

    An anti-syphon device is only necessary when the water will be traveling uphill, or when your planter box will be at a higher elevation than the hose bib or faucet.
  • What do I do when there is an irregular water flow through the system?

    • Check the water pressure. It must be 15 to 35 psi.
    • Check for kinks in the tubing.
    • Make sure timer is operating correctly (refer to timer instructions)
    • Flush the supply line.
  • How high can I install the drippers?

    Raindrip recommends that all Pressure Compensating Drippers (PC Drippers) should not be installed more than 8 feet above water source.
  • Is Raindrip tubing UV resistant?

    Yes, Raindrip tubing is made out of polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors.
  • How do I connect the ¼” tubing to the ¾” Hose Swivel x ¼” Adapter?

    • Cut the tip of the tubing at a 45° angle, push the tubing onto the adapter and then turn the collar. At least ¾” of the tubing should be inserted onto the swivel to secure a proper connection.
    • Alternatively, you can also leave tubing outside, exposed to direct sunlight or use a hairdryer to heat up the tubing. This will cause the tubing to become softer and help ease installation.
  • Is an Anti-Syphon device necessary?

    An anti-syphon device is only necessary when the water will be traveling uphill, or when your planter box will be at a higher elevation than the hose bib or faucet.
  • What do I do when there is an irregular water flow through the system?

    • Check the water pressure. It must be 15 to 35 psi.
    • Check for kinks in the tubing.
    • Make sure timer is operating correctly (refer to timer instructions)
    • Flush the supply line.
  • What is the gallons per hour (GPH) per emitter?

    ½ GPH per emitter at 12-inch spacing.
  • Is Raindrip tubing UV resistant?

    Yes, Raindrip tubing is made out of polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors.
  • Can the drip tubing be buried?

    No, drip tubing cannot be buried. However, if you would like to cover the tubing, Raindrip suggests you cover it with mulch.
  • How do I program the R675CT Timer?

    Please see timer instructions or visit www.raindrip.com to view our “How to” video that takes you through, step by step, on how to program and install your Raindrip timer.
  • How do I connect the supply tubing to the Universal Adapter Smart-Loc™?

    1. Ensure exposure of the tapered end by rotating collar clockwise.
    2. Using force, insert tubing onto tapered end.
    3. Twist counter-clockwise to cover tubing and secure with the collar.
    4. Install fittings according to garden design.
  • Do I need a pressure regulator?

    Yes, all Raindrip systems should have a pressure regulator. The filter included in this kit has a built-in pressure regulator.
  • What is the gallons per hour (GPH) per dripper?

    Each dripper has a flow rate of 2 GPH.
  • Can the feeder line be extended?

    Yes, and it is very easy to do so. To extend the feeder line simply remove the ¼” tubing from the barb fitting, add the additional length of tubing, and then reconnect to the barbed fittings. Simply purchase the additional tubing needed.
  • Can the supply tubing be extended?

    Yes! Multiple Flower, Shrub & Tree Kits may be connected to each other. You may also remove the flush cap at the end of the supply tubing and then add a ¾” hose swivel x 0.71” Compression Adapter. Please note that the supply tubing has an outside diameter of 0.71”.
  • Is Raindrip tubing UV resistant?

    Yes, Raindrip tubing is made out of polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors.
  • Can the supply and feeder tubing be buried?

    Yes, the supply tubing and feeder lines can be buried. You may also cover the tubing with mulch.
  • How can I help protect emitters from being damaged by small animals?

    To help alleviate or minimize this problem Raindrip suggests you fill small containers with water and scatter them around your area. Squirrels and other rodents chew on Raindrip product due to the ease of accessing water. Providing them with other sources of water can deter them from chewing up your product. If this solution does not help with your problem, you can use wire screen mesh to protect the product from ease of access by these rodents. Note: the mesh may interfere with the spray radius of the sprinkler heads.
  • What do I do when there is an irregular water flow through the system?

    • Check the water pressure. It must be 15 to 35 psi.
    • Check for kinks in the tubing.
    • Make sure timer is operating correctly (refer to timer instructions).
    • Flush the supply line.
  • How do I program the R675CT Timer?

    Please see timer instructions or visit www.raindrip.com to view our “How to” video that takes you through, step by step, on how to program and install your Raindrip timer.
  • How do I connect the supply tubing to the Universal Adapter Smart-Loc™?

    1. Ensure exposure of the tapered end by rotating collar clockwise.
    2. Using force, insert tubing onto tapered end.
    3. Twist counter-clockwise to cover tubing and secure with the collar.
    4. Install fittings according to garden design.
  • Do I need a pressure regulator?

    Yes, all Raindrip systems should have a pressure regulator. The filter included in this kit has a built-in pressure regulator.
  • What is the gallons per hour (GPH) per sprayer head?

    Each sprayer will put out a water flow of 0-24 GPH. The spray radius and flow can be controlled with the adjustable valve.
  • Can the feeder line be extended?

    Yes, and it is very easy to do so. To extend the feeder line simply remove the ¼” tubing from the barb fitting, add the additional length of tubing, and then reconnect to the barbed fittings. Simply purchase the additional tubing needed.
  • Can the supply tubing be extended?

    Yes! Multiple Flower, Shrub & Tree Kits may be connected to each other. You may also remove the flush cap at the end of the supply tubing and then add a ¾” hose swivel x 0.71” Compression Adapter. Please note that the supply tubing has an outside diameter of 0.71”.
  • Is Raindrip tubing UV resistant?

    Yes, Raindrip tubing is made out of polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors.
  • Can the supply and feeder tubing be buried?

    Yes, the supply tubing and feeder lines can be buried. You may also cover the tubing with mulch.
  • How can I help protect emitters from being damaged by small animals?

    To help alleviate or minimize this problem Raindrip suggests you fill small containers with water and scatter them around your area. Squirrels and other rodents chew on Raindrip product due to the ease of accessing water. Providing them with other sources of water can deter them from chewing up your product. If this solution does not help with your problem, you can use wire screen mesh to protect the product from ease of access by these rodents. Note: the mesh may interfere with the spray radius of the sprinkler heads.
  • What do I do when there is an irregular water flow through the system?

    • Check the water pressure. It must be 15 to 35 psi.
    • Check for kinks in the tubing.
    • Make sure timer is operating correctly (refer to timer instructions).
    • Flush the supply line.
  • Where can I buy Raindrip product?

    You can buy Raindrip product at Raindrip.com or visit our Where to Buy tab on the website to find a retail store in your area.
  • What is the difference between ¼”, ½”, ⅝” and 0.71” tubing?

    • ¼” tubing maximum flow capacity is 15 GPH (gallons per hour)
    • ½” tubing maximum flow capacity is 150 GPH
    • ⅝” tubing maximum flow capacity is 180 GPH
    • 0.71” tubing maximum flow capacity is 188 GPH
  • What is the flow capacity of ¼”, ½”, ⅝” and 0.71” tubing?

    • ¼” tubing maximum flow capacity is 15 GPH (gallons per hour)
    • ½” tubing maximum flow capacity is 150 GPH
    • ⅝” tubing maximum flow capacity is 180 GPH
    • 0.71” tubing maximum flow capacity is 188 GPH
  • What is the maximum length I can run ¼”, ½”, ⅝” and 0.71” tubing?

    • ¼" tubing maximum run length is 50’
    • ½” tubing maximum run length is 200’
    • ⅝” tubing maximum run length is 200’
    • 0.71" tubing maximum run length is 200’
  • Is Raindrip tubing UV resistant?

    Yes, Raindrip tubing is made out of polyethylene with built-in UV inhibitors.
  • Can Raindrip tubing be buried?

    Raindrip supply tubing and feeder lines can be buried. However, drip tubing should not be buried. If buried, you risk clogging the emitters. If you do not want your drip tubing exposed, you can cover it with mulch.
  • What is the flow capacity of the ¼” porous soaker tubing?

    The flow capacity is 1 GPH (gallons per hour) per foot if your run is kept under 15 feet. Runs longer than 15 feet will result in inconsistent and uneven watering.
  • How do I install the ½” or ¼” tubing into the ¾” hose/pipe swivel compression adapter fitting?

    If you are having problems connecting your tubing into the swivel adapter, we suggest trying the following:
    • Cut the tip of the tubing at a 45° angle, push the tubing onto the adapter and then turn the collar. At least ¾” of the tubing should be inserted onto the swivel to secure a proper connection.
    • Alternatively, you can also leave tubing outside, exposed to direct sunlight or use a hairdryer to heat up the tubing. This will cause the tubing to become softer and help ease installation.
  • What are the different types of drippers?

    Raindrip makes four different types of drippers: Pressure Compensating, Mini In-Line, Button and Flag.

    Pressure Compensating drippers are used in landscapes and container planters and will maintain a constant flow rate even on hillsides or long circuits.

    Button drippers are appropriate for most drip watering applications on a flat terrain.

    Mini In-Line drippers are best for irregularly spaced plants and short rows. They will connect to ¼” tubing on both sides.

    Flag drippers can be used for potted plants or in other flat terrain plantings, and are the only the drippers designed to be taken apart for easy cleaning.
  • Why are Raindrip drippers made in different colors?

    Drippers are color coded to differentiate the different flow rates outputs:
  • Can I combine both drippers and sprinklers on the same line?

    You should never mix drippers with sprinklers, because of their varying flow rates. The flow rate of a sprinkler may vary from 0 to 20 GPH (gallons per hour). Pressure Compensating, In-Line, Button, and Flag Drippers have a flow rate of ½ GPH, 1 GPH, 2 GPH and 4 GPH.
  • What is the difference between Pressure Compensating Drippers & In-Line Drippers?

    A PC Dripper is a terminating dripper that has only one arrow head barbed connector. It should be installed at the end of ¼” tubing or inserted directly into a ½” tube.

    An In-Line Dripper works very well with plants that have been spaced out. It has two arrow head barbed connectors, one on each side. The In-Line Dripper takes ¼” tubing on both sides. The length of the tubing between In-Line Drippers should match the distance between plants.
  • Can you connect drippers to an Adjustable Water Manifold?

    No, drippers should never be used with an adjustable water manifold. If drippers are used, a back pressure will be created between the dripper and the manifold which will cause the ELI connection to pop out (the ELI is the ¼” barbed elbow that connects the ¼” tubing to the manifold).
  • How do you control water flow out of the manifold?

    Water flow is regulated by adjusting the screws on the manifold itself.
  • How can I help protect drippers and/or sprinkler heads being damaged by small animals?

    To help alleviate or minimize this problem Raindrip suggests you fill small containers with water and scatter them around your area. Squirrels and other rodents chew on Raindrip product due to the ease of accessing water. Providing them with other sources of water can deter them from chewing up your product. If this solution does not help with your problem, you can use wire screen mesh to protect the product from ease of access by these rodents. Note: the mesh may interfere with the spray radius of the sprinkler heads.
  • Do you offer replacement caps for fan and stream bubblers?

    No.
  • Will Raindrip fittings work with another manufacturer’s tubing?

    Raindrip fittings having barbs that allow them to be used with other manufacturer's; however, the only universal fittings Raindrip offers are our Smart Loc™ fittings and ¼” fittings. Our ½”, ⅝” or .710” fittings will work with other manufacturer's tubing as long as the I.D. (inner diameter) is within tolerance. For example, our ½" fittings will work with any manufacturer’s tubing with an I.D. of .620” - .630”.
  • What will cause my connections to leak?

    Mismatching threads or cross-threaded connections are the main cause of leaks. Raindrip makes both pipe & hose thread parts, so to prevent a leaky connection, it is important to match hose thread to hose thread and pipe thread to pipe thread.
  • Can fertilizer be used with the “Y” Filter?

    Yes! A liquid, water soluble fertilizer will work fine with the “Y” filter.
  • My Raindrip Kit came with a filter washer and a flow control; where do they go?

    The flow control goes inside the swivel adapter with the black rubber washer facing up. The filter washer goes inside the faucet connection. If you try to set both the flow control and filter washer inside the swivel adapter, there will not be enough thread on the adapter to make a connection.
  • Do I need a preset Pressure Regulator with my Raindrip system?

    Yes, a preset Pressure Regulator is necessary when installing a drip system. A drip system is designed to work with a pressure of 25 to 35psi. Any pressure over 35psi will damage the system over time.
  • R672

  • R675CT

  • How do I program the timer?

    Set Frequency (hours in-between watering). Set Run Time (length of watering in minutes). Make program dial setting at the hour of the day (5am, 6am, 7am, etc.) you want watering to start. Watering will begin X hours later; where X is the Frequency hours.
  • When will the timer turn on and start watering?

    Watering will begin in X hours after making program dial settings; where X is the Frequency hours. EXAMPLE: If you finished making dial settings at 5:00 am, and Frequency is 12, then watering will start 12 hours later (5pm). If Frequency is 24, then watering will start 24 hours later (5am the following day).
  • How do I set the date and time?

    A date and time setting is not needed for this timer. See item 1) above – How do I program the timer?
  • How long will the batteries last?

    Watering frequency will affect battery life. Battery replacement is recommended once every season (approximately 3-4 months) or promptly when the low battery indicator is on.
  • How long will the timers last? Is the timer good for only one season?

    The severity of the environment will affect the life of the timer. Proper maintenance and storage will prolong the life of the timer. Prior to cold weather and freezing conditions, remove timer from the faucet, drain out any remaining water, and store the timer indoors. Remove batteries from the timer during storage to avoid battery acid leaks and corrosion damage.
  • How do I water manually?

    Turn the Run Time dial to “ON”, then back to “OFF” when done. Set the Run Time dial to the desired setting after manual watering is complete.
  • Does the timer have hose thread or pipe thread?

    The timer has hose thread for both the inlet and outlet connection.
  • Will the timer turn off when batteries are low?

    The batteries should be replaced promptly when the low battery indicator is on. This will avoid a timer malfunction due to weak or dead batteries.
  • Can the timer be installed flat?

    The recommended installation is to attach the timer directly to an outdoor faucet.
  • Where can I buy a timer?

    You can purchase our timers right here on raindrip.com, or at Lowes, ACE, True Value, Orchard Supply Hardware, dripwatering.com or amazon.com.

    Check out our NEW R675CT timer with added features!

  • Click here to replace your broken collar for the R672CT timer

  • How do I put batteries into the timer?

    Locate the battery compartment on the back of the timer. Pull up on the battery tray tabs. After placing (2) AA batteries in the battery tray, slide the tray into the timer. The tray will only fit into the timer one way. Firmly push down on the battery tray to ensure it is fully inserted into the timer.
  • What type of batteries can be used?

    It is recommended that (2) new alkaline or lithium ion AA batteries (1.5 volt rating) be used at the beginning of each season. Do not use rechargeable batteries because they do not meet the voltage requirements.
  • How long will batteries last?

    Lab testing of the timer showed that the batteries in the timer lasted in excess of 30,000 on/off cycles. However, we recommend that new batteries be installed at the beginning of each watering season.
  • How do I program the timer?

    The day and time are not set on this timer. The timer must be set at the time of day that the watering is to begin. If you want the watering to begin at 7:00 am, then the timer must be programmed at 7:00 am. Before you begin programming, set all dials to either the RESET or OFF position. To set the start time, turn the FREQUENCY dial to the desired setting at the time of day watering is to begin. The frequency is how often you want the water to come on. Setting the dial to “1” means that the water will come on every hour (24 starts per day). Setting the dial to “48” means that the water will come on every 48 hours (every other day). After setting the FREQUENCY dial, turn the RUN TIME dial to the desired setting. Run time is how long the water will run for, in minutes. Note: The Frequency must be a longer duration than the run time.
  • When will the water turn on and start watering?

    See the table below to see how many starts per day and when the watering will start:

    Frequency
    # of starts per day
    Watering will start
    2 Hours
    12
    2 hours later
    6 hours
    4
    6 hours later
    12 Hours
    2
    12 hours later
    Week
    1 watering cycle per week
    1 week later
  • How do I change the frequency or run time?

    The frequency or run time can be changed at any time by simply rotating the dial to the new position.
  • Does changing the frequency or run time change the start time?

    No. Changes made to the frequency or run time will not change the start time. The dials can pass over the off and reset without affecting the start time. Changes are not made to the programming until AFTER the confirmation flash by the LED lights on the timer (about 2 seconds after stopping on the desired setting).
  • How do I change the start time?

    Set the FREQUENCY dial to the RESET position. The LED light will blink confirming the change. Follow the steps in question 4 to set the timer at the new desired start time.
  • How does the Manual Watering cycle work?

    The manual watering cycle is used to water your plants between automatic watering cycles. Before running a manual water cycle, the top dial must be set to the RESET position. After the confirmation flash of the light, the dial can be set to the desired run length. If the dial is already on RESET, rotate the dial to the desired run length. The manual watering durations range from 3 to 90 minutes. After the manual watering cycle completes the timer will return to automatic mode. You do not need to return the dial to the RESET position.
  • How does the Rain Delay work?

    This timer has the ability to delay the start of the next watering cycle for 24, 48, or 72 hours. Before running a rain delay cycle, the top dial must be set to the RESET position. After the confirmation flash of the light, the dial can be set to the desired delay length. Rotate the top dial to the desired length to delay the start of the automatic watering cycle. If the dial is already on RESET, rotate the dial to the desired delay length. After the rain delay cycle completes the timer will return to automatic mode. You do not need to return the dial to the RESET position.
  • Does the timer have hose or pipe threads?

    The timer has hose thread on both the inlet and outlet connections.
  • Can the timer be installed flat on the ground?

    Yes. However it is recommended that the time be installed above ground and directly to the hose bib.
  • What are the minimum and maximum water pressures that can be used?

    The timer requires a minimum of 15 psi water pressure to operate. The timer should not be used in locations with water pressure greater than 90 psi.
  • How do I winterize the timer?

    The timer should be removed from the hose bib at the end of each watering season. After removing the timer, remove the batteries and shake the remaining water out of the timer. The timer should be stored indoor until the next season.
  • Will the timer turn off when the batteries are low?

    Yes. The battery indicator light will show the power level of the batteries. Once the battery level gets low, the timer will shut the valve off and will not turn on until the batteries are replaced.
  • My timer did not water. Why not?

    Before contacting Raindrip Technical Services, please check the following:

    1. Make sure the water is turned on at the hose bib.
    2. Check the power level on the batteries. After the batteries are initially installed the timer checks the power level of the batteries. If the total voltage is less than 2.6 volts, the indicator light will blink repeatedly signaling a problem. After the initial battery level check, then timer will check the battery level to be sure that there is enough power to shut the valve off.
    3. Check that the batteries are correctly installed in the battery tray.
    4. The FREQUENCY dial must be set to a duration longer than the RUN TIME.  The indicator light will blink until the frequency is increased or the run time is decreased.
  • How do I know if my battery power level is low?

    Battery Power Level Indicator Light Action
    Good 1 blink every 4 seconds
    Low – After 20,000 cycles 2 quick blinks every 4 seconds
    Very Low – After an additional
    10,000 cycles
    3 quick blinks every 4 seconds
How do I Install a Swivel Adapter?
How to install a swivel adapter
Make installation even easier. Lay the tubing in the sun for 10 minutes, or place the end of the tube in hot water for 3 minutes to soften it up.
What are the Differences Between Tubing Sizes?
What is the dfference between various tubing sizes
Half inch, five eights and 0.710 tubing is considered the main supply tubing. Quarter inch tubing is used primarily as an extension or feeder line.
Do Pressure Compensating Drippers Offer any Benefits?
What are the main benefits of pressure compensating drippers
Pressure compensating emitters dispense water at pre-set gallons per hour regardless of terrain slope or grade.
How do I Protect my System From Animal Damage?
How to prevent damage by animals
Unfortunately there is no easy solution to animal proofing your drip system. Animals are instinctively seeking water.