Turns out I am one lazy bastard!
I am just too lazy to walk around and turn on the garden hose... then come back later and turn it off...
But my Elk M1 has a spare output I could employ to activate a valve, etc.
Home Depot has battery operated digital timers that screw onto an outside faucet, then you attach the hose to it.
Not good enough. I've tried them before!
Anybody have a solution?
I would like to power it externally, as opposed to battery power internally...
Perhaps a normally closed valve that requires, say 12 volts, to hold it open...??
Keep in mind this isn't a sprinkler system, just a faucet on the side of the house. With a hose hooked to it...