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    360° Sprinkler Head Shield

    Have you ever tried to adjust the flow rate of a 360° sprinkler head while it is running? By the time the adjustment is completed, I am completely soaked. There has to be a better way! I doubt this is the best way, but it is a better way.

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    http://rick.sparber.org/360SHS.pdf


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    That's a clever solution, Rick

    I just wait for a hot day, put on shorts and a thin shirt, barefoot and enjoy getting soaked. We have hot summers here in LaLaLand too and I actually enjoy sprinkler adjustment. The only problem I have is that I leave my glasses in the house and then can't easily find the slot in the adjustment screw.

    I know what Phoenix in summer is like so it might work for you too.

    Incidentally, that cutoff milk jug, if turned upside down, becomes an excellent "parts funnel". Dump out a drawer of small parts to search for the desired size and then simply dump the sorting tray into the funnel to put them back in their storage container.
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    Marv,

    It would be fun to start a series of tools based on re-purposed milk jugs.

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    Yes, indeed. Repurposed one liter soda bottles as well. My understanding is that they are made of a plastic that will shrink if exposed to flameless heat from a hot air gun. This opens all sorts of possibilities for making wood or metal forms and shrinking plastic around them to produce all sorts of useful items.
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    Marv,

    I think pop bottles will shrink a little but they mostly distort. Maybe plastic bottles and PVC pipe will be a winning combination when heat is applied. I'll be thinking about it.

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    Thanks Rick! We've added your Sprinkler Head Adjustment Shield to our Farm and Garden category, as well as to your builder page: Rick's Homemade Tools. Your receipt:



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