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Fri May 8, 2015, 08:46 AM

I need a watering can, and suggestions.

I'm thinking I want something made entirely of copper or brass that comes with a 'rose' (or whatever they call those spout covers that break the water up into smaller droplets) that's made in the States (prefer this), or Canada, Scandinavia or Germany. (Places I trust the quality control.) Something durable that will last forever, not leak from the seams, not be made from dubious metals. Being somewhat decorative would be nice as well, but not if it results in poor function or dubious construction or metals. Oh, and at least hold a gallon, preferably more. 2 gallons would probably be best.

Anyone know of a good source for such?

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Erich Bloodaxe BSN May 2015 OP
mopinko May 2015 #1
Erich Bloodaxe BSN May 2015 #2
kentauros May 2015 #3
Brainstormy May 2015 #4
Curmudgeoness May 2015 #5

Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 08:57 AM

1. antique store?

srsly. every metal one i have is crap. i have a plastic one that has made it through about 5 years so far.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #1)

Fri May 8, 2015, 09:02 AM

2. Now I wish I'd made one back when I was doing metalwork in art classes in college.

I had access to the tools I'd have needed, heck I could have even cast one with no seams to leak. Be more useful than the things I did end up making.

I saw a decent looking 'beehive' one, but the second site I hit looking at it had a review that suggested it was a piece of crap as well, and had actually rusted. (And it was advertised as 'all copper'. Copper doesn't rust, so somebody was lying.)

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 11:22 AM

3. Sounds like you either need to find some metalworker to custom-build one,

or do it yourself, as you seem to have some metalworking skills

Build your own metal shop


Also, figuring how Smith & Hawken started their stores from British gardening tools, here's some sources of British watering cans that might be worth investigating:

Haws Watering Cans (UK)
Haws Watering Cans (US)
Gardenista: 10 Easy Pieces - Garden Watering Cans by Michelle Slatalla (I may have to look at this one, too!)
The Sweet Home - The Best Watering Cans ("expert" review)

Hope that helps

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 11:53 AM

4. Fiskars, 2.6 gal, from Lowe's

May be available elsewhere, too. Every time I use the thing I almost laugh out loud at how much I love it. It's plastic, tho. A little hard for me to carry when it's completely full but the thing holds a LOT of water. Also has the sprinkler spout and a great moveable handle.

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Response to Erich Bloodaxe BSN (Original post)

Fri May 8, 2015, 03:43 PM

5. I have to second the antique store

or flea market or garage sale, or wherever you can find old things. I have an old one just like you want, only it is not copper or brass, I don't know what it is but it is gray metal....and it is not decorative. All the ones I see new are not that sturdy, but they are decorative. You will probably have to make a decision what is more important. If I had to get a new can, I would probably go with a plastic one with just a spout so that I can just water the soil and not the plants as well....but that is just from some problems I have had with some plants.

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