Frustrated with a cheap watering wand that broke in my garden, I decided to make my own.
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
These copper fittings must be sweated to make a watertight seal. If you don't have the tools for sweating copper pipe, you could substitute the copper pipe for PVC and PVC glue.
Step 3: Assembling the Watering End
Here is the watering end sweated together.
Step 4: The Final Wand in Action
I added a quick connect adapter to my hose and wand so that I could quickly swap the wand with other attachments.
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.
If you're into vegetable gardening, you can also check out my gardening blog at http://www.closertothedirt.com
russ_hensel made it!