Can you help me set my timer?

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by ams3651, Nov 20, 2008.

  1. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    I dont knwo where to post this and since this timer controls my heat bulb for my water......

    Anyway, I have a First Alert brand 24 hour timer. It has little peg type things you lift and a dial to set what time it is now. A switch at the top says timer on / outlet on. I opened it a few weeks ago and now that I have to use it I cant find the paper. I set it ( i thought) and plugged it in and its on? if I lift the tab for now it turns off but when it comes back on it stays on. Any one use a timer before, any idea what Im doing wrong?
     
  2. backintime

    backintime Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel your pain. I bought a $20 timer a week ago and I do HAVE the stupid paper and STILL can't make it work.

    If I manually advance the knob the light turns on and off when it's supposed to (when the little pins trip it) but when I walk away and come back a few hours later, the TIME OF DAY is all screwed up. Even after a few hours the time goes goofy.

    I'm beginning to wonder if my hubby wired it backwards . . . does TIME go backwards if a timer is wired backwards?

    Anyone out there who can help us timer-challenged folk?
     
  3. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    my timer does go ok by itself but the face of the timer is a little hard to figure out, it seems to be made to go backward.
     
  4. digitS'

    digitS' Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    If you post a photo that may help. There really easy to use if you get the clickers in the right places.
     
  6. ams3651

    ams3651 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 23, 2008
    NE PA
    Quote:its got pegs already around for each hour, how do you get them in the right places?
     
  7. Colored Egg Farmer

    Colored Egg Farmer Chicken overload

    Quote:its got pegs already around for each hour, how do you get them in the right places?

    There are many different types If they are a smaller type you usually pull them out and insert them to get the timer. I would suggest first finding out which tab does which. aka turn off and turn on. Then when you find that put the turn on when you want the lights to come on and the off where you want them off. If its a slide one you just unscrew the tab a little and slide it. But I think the one your taking about is a pull out one.
     

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