Step 1: Materials
Please refer to website for visual list of materials needed to complete the project.
Fabrication of wand holder:
Fishing pole holder. We used the Scotty Powerlock Rod Holder purchased from Amazon.com
36 inch plant watering wand
Part A: Cut one donut using ½ inch thick plastic OD = 2 inch ID = 1 - ¼ inch 2 inch
Part B: Cut one donut using 1/8 inch plastic OD = 1 - ¾ inch ID = ¾ inch
Part C: Cut one donut using ½ inch thick plastic OD = 1- ¾ inch ID = ¾ inch c
(7) #12 X ½ inch screws
Rubber grommet OD = 1 - 5/8 inch ID = ¾ inch Inside Diameter
Handle to control the direction:
18 links of ½ inch Loc-line and one flat mount Loc-line www.modularhose.compart# 59896
½ inch conduit clamp
(1) ¼ inch - 20 x 1 - ½ inch bolt with clamping knob
(1) ¼ inch - 20 x ¾ inch bolt with lock nut
Clamp to mount to a wheelchair
Manfrotto super clamp
(1) ¼ inch - 20 x 1-1/2 inch flat head bolt
(4) #12 x ½ inch screws
1 piece 4 - ½ inch x 2 - ½ inch x ½ inch plastic
Step 2: Preparing the spacers
Take Parts B and C and cut them as shown. Discard the smaller piece. These partial donuts will later be screwed into the rod holder to keep the watering wand in position.
Step 3: Attach the spacer to the fishing pole holder
Take the larger half of the modified Part C and screw it into the fishing pole holder about 4 ¾ inch back from the front using (2) of the screws. This will be one part that will secure the sprayer inside the rod holder.
Step 4: Attach Part A to watering wand
Cut a slit in the rubber grommet. Take the cut rubber grommet and place it around the watering wand approximately 13 inch from the hose attachment side. Place Part A around the rubber grommet. It fit snuggly. This piece will stabilize the sprayer and the rubber grommet will stop the watering wand from sliding out of the rod holder.
Step 5: Mounting watering wand to the fishing rod holder
Place the watering wand into the fishing pole holder. The arm of the sprayer should snap into the half circle (modified part C from step 3). Part A around the grommet should fit just right inside the front of the fishing pole holder. Attach part B to part A using 2 screws as shown.
Secure part A through the walls of the pole holder using 3 screws.
Step 6: Building and attaching the handle
Bolt the flat mount Loc-line to the conduit clip using the ¾ inch bolt with lock nut.
Attach the locline links to the flat mount. Attach the handle to the hose end of the watering wand using the 1-1/2 inch bolt with clamping knob.
Step 7: Building and attaching the mount
Take your piece of 4 - ½ inch x 2 - ½ inch x ½ inch plastic. Round the edges and sand smooth.
Locate the ¼ inch threaded insert on the Manfrotto super clamp. Center the piece of plastic over the Manfrotto clamp. Drill a ¼ inch hole in the plastic to line up with the threaded insert in the clamp. Countersink the hold to receive the flat head bolt.
Insert the bolt through the plastic and attached to the clamp.
Attach the base of the rod holder to the plastic using the 4 #12 x ½ inch screws.
Step 8: Finish Project
Connect an try the watering wand
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