Standard garden sprayers come with a wand too short for spraying stuff on the ground without bending over. For the last 50 years, I have regularly extended the wands to make the sprayers more user friendly. Garden sprayers are much better and cheaper today than they were 50 years ago, in that they are made of plastic instead of the old non rust resistant metal of yore, but still they are provided with winpy little wands. Here are the parts you will need: A wand kit, some solder, and a small piece of 3/8" copper tubing

Cut the parts as shown with a tubing cutter.

The punch shown is to open the copper tubing enough to allow the wand parts to be inserted. Clean the parts with some fine steel wool. Fit the parts together, and using a butane torch, solder the parts together. Here is the result:


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