Saturday, March 30, 2013
This spinkler is a simple recycle project that can be a lawn spinkler or just a device that the kids can use to get wet!
1 Empty 24oz soda bottle
1 Plastic coat hanger with or without hook
2 Large rubber bands
1 Hose end replacement kit 5/8"($1.67 at Lowes)
1 Rubber washer for swivel hose endMighty Putty
Drill & bits
1. The most difficult part of this project is adapting the water hose to the soda bottle. I made 2 different adapter, one way was to cut the swivel end of an old water hose off keeping about 4" of hose and attach another swivel end to the short hose(see photo below). The other way is to drill a 3/4" hole in the soda bottle cap and insert the stem of a hose end replacement kit into the hole in the bottle cap and apply mighty putty around cap and stem to secure(see photo below).
2. Attach soda bottle to plastic hanger with rubber bands as in photo(tie bands to hanger with half hitch).
3. Drill 1/16" holes in the top & sides of the soda bottle, use a pattern that will give you the most spray coverage.
4. Attach adapter to bottle. With the hose type adapter you will need to add 1 extra rubber washer inside the swivel before screwing onto the bottle because the threads are different and only screw on part way. The best adapter is the second one where the cap fits nicely onto the bottle.
5. Attach water hose and you have a recycled bottle sprinkler.