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Add expansion tank to my above-ground setup?

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As much as I would love a true irrigation system, we probably won't be living in this house but a couple more years realistically. So I bought one of the Orbit B-Hyve wifi faucet timers a few weeks ago, and I really like it so far, but...

Every time it cuts on and off, it sounds like the world is coming to an end. I'm concerned with potential for plumbing malfunctions if I keep this up for too long. My dad had a pretty good theory that because my old setup had the timer at the actual sprinkler (I can't do this now because I'm using two sprinklers now), the hose was able to expand and absorb the shock when the water shut off. His idea was to add the smallest expansion tank I could find and hook it up between the faucet and timer.

I'm thinking about trying this one after I look and see how it actually connects and if it would even be possible.

But before I do I just wanted to see if anyone else has run into this and had any other potential solutions.
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g-man said:
This is an easier method to handle the water hammer from openning and closing of the valve.

Sioux Chief Mfg 660-H 3/4-Inch Female Swivel Hose Thread by 3/4-Inch Male Hose Thread Mini Rester
That's a pretty cool solution. I used to use one of those faucet timers and the spring loaded valve snapped pretty hard when it closed.

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