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  1. #11

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lady Hobbs View Post
    I have the type with the little pegs that slide forward or back. So easy to use. I don't even mess with them during our time changes here. Who cares if the lights are on 12-6 or 1-7? LOL But I know what you mean. I got another type at Home Depot and have never been able to figure them out and of all things, didn't even come with directions.
    +1 for old school timers. I also dont bother to change them during time changes...they have also never failed me to work properly.

    IMO sometimes technologically improved equipment just has too many functions to make it practical for daily use, if they tick you off that bad get rid of them IMO.
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    Rue, My timer is a power bar type with night and day outlets, it has a battery backup built in so when power comes back nothing has changed. So lights go on and off as scheduled. Got mine at Canadian Tire as well.
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    I don't think I've seen those! I'll have to go look...thanks!

    In the meantime...with the mechanical times...at least if the power flickers off...like it does most of the time (for 2-3 seconds)...I don't have to reset the entire thing. And if the power is off for 2-3 hours...it's still easier to reset...so for my individual lights that I like on a timer...it's just less work...
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    Lady Hobbs, your electronic timer came without directions? Isn't that nice! Drag out the crystal ball and let's have a look. Maybe there'll be some revelations in there on how to set it.

    Seems that even when directions are included, it takes a PhD just to understand them, sometimes. And, of course, they always leave out some vital piece of information that you only learn about when you've followed everything else they tell you and it still doesn't work. The way instructions are written these days can be more frustrating than not having any.

    And of course, if you contact the manufacturer and try to get clarification, you might, if you're lucky, get someone who knows the answer and is willing to tell you -- in English. OR, you might get someone who either doesn't know or doesn't want to take the time to explain it clearly. Then, you're back to square one.

    I've experienced all of that . . . Maybe I should get a job writing directions. Believe me, they would be clear, easy to follow, and COMPLETE.

    Hubby does both of my electronic timers, and even though he's an electronics genius, even he doesn't always get them right. Instructions? Nope! Haven't seen any, yet. He must have gotten my timers at Home Depot, too.

    Now, don't let me get started on our programmable portable phones/answering machines. No instructions there, either. Just have to "figure it out".

    Isn't advanced technology FUN?
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