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Posted by @melrkersley on
My idea for recycling a left over part of a broken sola light!

How many of us bought those cheap Chinese made sola lights with the crackle glass orbs? Quite a few I think! They were so badly designed that the first shower rain allowed water to run all over the on/off switch and battery housing, causing inevitable corrosion! I ended up with some quite nice crackled glass orbs and the rest in the the local tip! So they sat there in bag in the shed for a while! A few months later I had installed a small pond( at the wife's request!) and this idea hit me! I bought a pack of those green plastic coated plant support rods, the ones with the bent over loop at top! ( I used the 6mm diameter ones!) five were set in a length of tube with the help of cable ties to keep them bunched ( find a size they will fit in snuggly or wedge them in with a packer of some description, I used some plastic wall screw plugs!) bend the supports in an arc with the loop facing up and spread them out with a little coaxing! pop the glass orbs on the end! I was a bit dubious about wind movement , but they have proved very stable, and just nod in the strongest wind! From a distance the rods almost disappear! This actual description is for the larger size orbs but will work on the small ones with thinner rods! Hope this gives you an idea for these orbs! If you haven't throw them away already!
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Comments and Discussion
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Bubbles by sungod3826 Feb 23, 2024 12:52 PM 0
Orb by sprout22 May 6, 2023 4:55 PM 0
!!!!!!!!!!!! Why is the author so breathless? by bart2018 Jun 21, 2022 11:29 AM 15
All the water in the country in my backyard by Mebhammy Aug 3, 2021 11:23 PM 4
Bubbles by dyblgb Jul 29, 2021 8:57 AM 3
More info please by Plantaholic2 Jul 18, 2021 12:17 PM 0
What an ingenious idea! by GardensJohn Jul 11, 2021 3:22 PM 0
Wonderful! by plantladylin Jul 10, 2021 2:22 PM 5

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