Sunday, July 15, 2012

Homemade Diaper Sprayer

We've decided to cloth diaper our baby girl! To make life easier we wanted to install a diaper sprayer to the toilet. Now, you can buy one from BumGenuis, or you can make your own. Making your own can be cheaper (if you buy a cheap sprayer hose), however our reason for making one was the BumGenuis didn't seem very sturdy to us. So here's a tutorial of how we made it. :)

Tools you will need: Pipe wrench, Channel-lock pliers, Small flat-head screwdriver && Hack-saw.
Parts you will need: Kitchen sink sprayer kit, 1/4" Ball-Valve, 3/8" - 5/16" Tee, (2) 5/16" Barbed-fittings, (5) Metal hose clamps (NOT PICTURED - TEFLON TAPE)
You also might want...a handy husband! :)

Step one: Lay a towel down underneath the area you're working in (some water WILL leak). Turn the water supply off. Flush toilet to make sure all the water is drained from the hose. Then using your Pipe wrench, take the hose off.

Here's what it should look like..

Using your saw, cut the hose in 1/2 (don't scratch the sink!!)

Here's what it should look like..

Put the tee in between the two pieces of hose and secure with two hose clamps.

Using your saw again, cut the end off the sprayer hose.

It should look like this..You can throw the piece you cut off away, you won't need it.

Put Teflon tape around the ends of your barbed fittings to help waterproof them.

Attach your sprayer hose to the third section of the tee with a hose clamp. Be sure to tighten all hose clamps really good!

Using your saw, cut the sprayer hose like you see below. This is where your shut off valve will go.

It's always nice to have help!! :)

Place the ball valve in between the sprayer hose and the first hose piece. (where you just cut) Secure the ball valve to the hoses using two hose clamps. Tighten well. Congrats!! This is your finished product! Now hook it back up to the toilet and turn the water back on.

I used a potty hook (which is actually meant for holding a over the toilet potty seat) to hang my sprayer on the side of the toilet.

Here's what it looks like completely done!!

Now, go play with your new fluff sprayer!! The water pressure ROCKS!

The end cost of this product was about $40 Hope this tutorial helps you!!



















4 comments:

  1. Oh my word, I didn't even know that there was such a thing as a diaper sprayer! I am going to cloth diaper our little one that is due Aug 30th. My husband is a plumber (a cute one) and I showed this to him, he said he could and would totally do it for me.

    Found your blog through the August Birth Club and am your newest follower. Feel free to check out my blog if you get a chance:

    Http://www.meg-silverthorn.blogspot.com

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    1. Congrats on the baby!! From everything I've heard, diaper sprayers make cloth diapering 1000 times easier, I'm so excited to try ours out after our little one gets here. I'm due August 2nd :) Good luck with your project! I'll definitely check out your blog. Thanks for following me!

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  2. This. IS. AWESOME. My hubs is going to LOVE it! (Also a Carolina fan!!). Thank you so much for sending me here... I can't wait to show him!

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