--- "DO IT YOURSELF" ENTRY ------- PURPOSE: Adaptation for garden hose to make it easier to carry for wheelchair users. Tie a 4 foot dowel or broom handle for the end of a hose. The rigid hose is much easier to carry without getting wet. Includes drawing. SKILLS REQUIRED: Assembly. AUTHOR: Ocone, L, Thabault, G, editors. TITLE: Tools & Techniques for Easier Gardening. REF: Monograph: Gardens For All, 180 Flynn Ave., Burlington, VT 05401: p 24. PAGES (including cover):1 1984.
The Telescoping Water Wand is a garden hose extension designed for use by individuals with mobility or upper extremity disabilities or arthritis. The unit is made of rust-resistant coated aluminum, and it has a spray head that can rotate 180 degrees and has seven spray patterns. It has a slip-resistant, rubberized soft-grip handle and is equipped with an ergonomically designed sliding thumb valve allows for water-flow control. DIMENSIONS: The wand's length adjusts from 36 to 55 inches.