DIY Watering Wand – 8 feet tall!

This was a surprise gift from Billy The Gardener (aka. my Step-Dad).

He was over one day and noticed that we had a 10 foot ladder in the garage.  I explained to him that I needed it to water my flower box above the garage.

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

It’s about 1 1/2 storeys up – and that’s a fake window (there isn’t a room behind it, just attic space), so each week I pulled out the ladder,  and climbed up to give my babies a little shot.  With this heat of late, you can see I should be going up there more.

You can get watering wands at hardware stores, but they are only about 2-3 feet long and the shower head only rotates to 90 degrees – which would wash my window, but not water my plants.

Store bought watering wand - too short and the sprayer only goes to 90 degrees.

I didn’t think too much of the conversation, until a few days later when he showed up with this:

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

They recently did a bathroom remodel and he had a few spare parts in his garage….  parts + brains + fear of your daughter breaking her neck = an 8 foot watering wand!

He soldered/sautered an old hand-held showering head to some pipe and created the perfect angle,

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

then he sautered/soldered an outdoor faucet to the other end.

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

Finally, he added a small length of hose so that I could attach it to my garden hose easily.

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

The faucet head lets me turn the water off and on so that I don’t get soaked carrying it around.

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

It’s light, easy to use and the perfect height!

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

Isn’t this fantastic?!

I never would have thought of this – but I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

I asked him if it was DIY-able and he said that it was “so easy”.  I guess soldering irons go for around 20 bucks and last a lifetime – so well worth the investment.

DIY Watering wand - made from a shower head, pipe and an outdoor faucet!

Now I can water my babies every couple of days without lugging the ladder and the watering can in and out.

Absolutely BRILLIANT!

Thank you so much Bill!!!

Have a great one!

Too funny

2018-06-18T13:42:03-04:00July 22nd, 2015|BUILD IT, DIY, REPURPOSE|5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. Jan July 22, 2015 at 7:58 am - Reply

    I bet he’s an inventor of all sorts of things! I think he should apply for a patent!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca July 22, 2015 at 11:41 am - Reply

      I think so too! I love this thing and it’s just brilliant! He’s absolutely fantastic at solving problems – and I’m very fortunate. Thanks for taking the time to comment – I’ll pass your compliment along!

  2. delia July 22, 2015 at 5:30 pm - Reply

    What a great idea. I think a patent is in the works. You are so lucky to have him around. Love it.

  3. Vicki August 29, 2015 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    What a great idea, but more than that, what a thoughtful person Bill must be!! My deceased dad was a Plummer and would have got a kick out of that! . I wish he were here to make me one!! If I get ambitious enough, Maybe I will make one to wash my gutters without taking them down!

    • Shelly @ 100Things2Do.ca August 31, 2015 at 8:11 pm - Reply

      He is kind of wonderful – and he told me it was very easy to make. I’ve told him he needs to patent it – but he’s enjoying puttering and my project list tends to keep him pretty busy. lol Thanks for taking the time to comment.

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