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“Toe-Tapper” Valve Gives Hands-Free Hose Control
The Toe-Tapper is a slick foot pedal control device that frees up both hands when using a garden hose to wash vegetables. Inventor Herrick Kimball sent one to FARM SHOW for testing last fall.
  I used it to rinse potatoes in a plastic tub, set on a plywood sheet over some sawhorses.
  I attached a hose to the Toe-Tapper and a second hose from the Toe-Tapper to the tub. It worked great for scrubbing potatoes. Just tap it to start the water and tap it again to stop it. It sure beats letting the water run. You can set up your sink anywhere and move it before the area gets messy.
  An angled plate runs from the base plate to the top of an on/off button on the valve. FARM SHOW readers may see dozens of ways to install the button valve once they’ve seen the idea.
  Kimball used “push button tap adapters” from Gardener’s Supply (www.gardeners.com, ph 800-876-5520) and pvc to make the foot-controlled valve. He’s putting together inexpensive plans for the unit that will be available at his website. He’s also the inventor of the Whizbang Chicken Plucker.
  Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Herrick Kimball, Moravia, N.Y. (hckimball@bci.net; www.thedeliberateagrarian.blogspot.com; or whizbangbooks.blogspot.com).

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2014 - Volume #38, Issue #6