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Old June 3, 2017   #1
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Default Dramm Watering Wand Rebuild.

Here is the much needed rebuild on the Dramm Watering Wand I hit with my lawnmower last year.
I made the new bend upside down for a reason.
I wanted to use my thumb to turn it on and off.
The cost of the rebuild was a little less than half of what a new one would cost.
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Did you have to press the new brass in or did the fit matter with the epoxy?
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Did you have to press the new brass in or did the fit matter with the epoxy?
No the fitting was about 1/64th smaller so I mixed the 5 minute epoxy till it was about ready to set and filled the tube end and the end of the fitting.
This put epoxy all over the surfaces of both tube and fitting.
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It looks like reversing the bend also lets you route the hose over your shoulder while touring the target area. I'd do that and use the off hand for hose control and towing. Never broke a plant with the hose. But I could not reach the off switch with just one hand.

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Need to paint it lawn mower proof orange.
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If it gets much shorter, you can call it the "wee dramm"!
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For the price of these things now you would think they would be a little better built out of better materials.
Not that you could hit one with a lawnmower.

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