Step 1: Gathering the Parts.
- spray head - 3/4"
- 3/4" female screw-on adapter
- 3/4" male screw-on adapter
- 45 degree bend
- 3/4" copper pipe
- rubber grip
The valve sits between the wand and the hose and allows you control the flow right from the handle. I used the valve and spray head from my old broken wand, but both are available separately at nurseries and hardware stores. I also used the rubber grip from the old wand, but you could substitute a rubber bike handle if you can't find a grip. The grip helps if the wand gets hot from sitting out in the sun.
Step 2: Assembling the Hose End
Step 3: Assembling the Watering End
Step 4: The Final Wand in Action
The wand is heavier than most commercial wands, but should hold up to a lifetime of being left out in the garden and stepped on.
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