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Automatic Christmas Tree Waterer š
You can spend up to
$50.00 for a waterer, but you canít beat my waterer for less than $5.00.
You'll never have
to crawl under the tree again to keep your tree watered.
Build it with your
son, daughter or Grandchild. It's a simple siphon and will be a great learning
Automatic Christmas Tree Waterer Parts:
1 Gallon or greater Plastic Jug (Milk or liquid
laundry detergent container will work).
A Milk† Jug is a little flimsy, but
the price is right. The red bucket is a Paint Bucket from Home Depot.
1 BoltĖIn Tire Valve, available at an Auto Parts Store.
You may be able to get used Metal Tire Valves at a local tire store free,
††4 ft. or
longer 3/8 OD X ľ ID Clear Vinyl Tubing, available at your local Home
Automatic Christmas Tree Waterer
Drill or cut a hole the size of the tire valve your
using near the bottom of the container.
Remove the Tire Valve Core with a valve cap like this,
it's threaded. If you don't have one,
take it to a tire store and they will remove it
Attach Tire Valve thru hole.
Vinyl tube to the Tire Valve after warming end of tube in hot water. It
should not need a clamp. Check for leaks.
Wrap a box to cover the waterer and it will look
great. Cut a small slot near the bottom for the tube.
Be sure to only fill the container to a level less
than the height of your tree stand. Itís a good idea to
test the Waterer before you set up your tree so it wonít overfill the tree
stand, then mark the inside of the container.
Place your Christmas Tree Waterer next to your tree, fill the container, and
place the vinyl tubing into the bottom of tree stand. Taping a weight to the
end of the tubing or screwing on a nut will help keep it at the bottom. †
Lift the Christmas Tree Waterer† up
to start the siphon. Youíll see the water flow through the Clear tube. Keep
the container filled to the proper level and your tree will never be thirsty.