Deliberate Agrarian
Snippet #33

Toe-Tapper Faucet Switch
Progress Report

Dateline: 22 May 2014

It's an overcast, rainy day here in Central New York State. I'm waiting for a truck with a shipment of rubber plucker fingers to show up, and working in my shop on my first production run of prototype Planet Whizbang Toe-Tapper Faucet Switches.

In the picture above (click to see enlarged view) you can see a  pile of parts I've cut out. The material is 3/4" HDPE plastic. It's strong, durable, and totally water resistant. The toe-Tappers will consist of four HDPE components, assembled with stainless steel hardware, and, of course, the special water valve. 

I am still waiting to hear from the company that sells the valve to see if they will sell it to me wholesale. This is not usually a problem. I buy components wholesale from various manufacturers. But this company is, for some reason, different. They wanted to know all about my company. Getting an answer is taking more time than I thought it would. If I have to buy the part at retail price, I will.

I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from people about this Toe-Tapper Faucet Valve. That's a good indication. I'm excited to get these made and get them out to those of you who can put them to good use. I'm feeling very confident that this unique new product is something that you are going to really appreciate.

The price will be less than $30. And I'm pretty sure that price will also include the cost of USPS Priority mail shipping (which isn't cheap). 

Stay tuned….


Karin said...

I bought a copy of your garden book and love it. Sign me up for your Toe-Tapper Faucet Switch! Keep the great ideas coming!

jon c. said...

interested in testing out the prototype as well!

Herrick Kimball said...

Karin & jon,

Thank you. I hope to have the Toe-Tappers very close to done by next weekend.

Anonymous said...

Put me down for that toe tapper faucet!
D. Kirkland