Step 13: Handle and Hanger step 3
Cut a piece of the 1/2" PVC pipe to a length that is both comfortable for your hand and still short enough to not extend beyond the width of the hanger. Then measure the distance you want the handle itself to be above the hanger plate and cut two such lengths of 1/2" PVC pipe.
Now take the two 1/2" end caps and drill holes through the bottom of them as well as the top of the hanger at the point where the handle will come in contact with it. Pass a bolt up through the plate and end cap and, using a suitably sized washer to distribute the load across the entire cap, tighten it in place with a nut.
Cement all of the joints in the handle as well as the handle to the end caps now attached to the hanger.
I personally don't trust the cement to hold the full weight of this so I also drilled holes in the handle to add bolts for added stability. My primary concern was with the vertical joins, so I put a bolt through each end cap and the pipe inside as well as the bottom of each of the 90 degree elbow joints. This is optional, though, and the cement may be enough to hold it all on its own.