I enjoy looking for new ways to use plastic pop bottles in whatever way I can. Particularly because they appear to be an endless resource. One problem is that they often need to be braced somehow, especially when inverted. It is easy enough to drill holes in horizontal flat surfaces, but flat surfaces are not always available or practical. Four inch hole saws are also expensive.
This led me to come up with this handy little piece that I thought I would share. It is simple, versatile and can be adapted to a variety of bottles or situations as required.
This instructable will also allow me to refer to this in future instructables, rather than describe in detail on some off topic tangent each time I use one, thus preserving their linear progression.... hope that makes sense.
Ps...If rust would be an issue over time, use coated wire or something else.
Step 1: What You Need
1 ea Wire Coat Hanger
1 ea 2 Litre Pop Bottle
Fasteners as req'd
1 ea 4" Ring Clamp (optional)
Step 2: Straighten Hanger
Straighten hanger as straight as possible.
Cut twisty ends off if necessary.
Bend one end tightly around threaded area of bottle as shown. Remove bottle carefully.
Bend loop and straight piece at 90 degrees as shown.
Cut excess from loop to form a "C" shape semi-circle of just over 180 degrees. Reinsert bottle into the loop, but at the neck. If it does not grip the bottle aggressively, bend wire, tightening the loop until bottle "pops" in and out of loop or "locks" in place. Trim wire as req'd. It will LOCK into place if the loop is tight enough.
5. Bend straight piece of wire so that it hugs the side of the bottle as shown.