Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves
Disability
 
Disabilities that we address on this site, including the inability to sit, the inability to bend, and the need to keyboard in bed

Automobile safety for the horizontal passenger

Computer setups for the horizontal:

The Adjustment
Remapping Keybd
The Keyboards
Stilt Keyboards
Leg & Back Rests
Building Arm Slings
Tch Typist Armrest H&P Typist Armrest
Building Stilt Keybd
Building Kbd Holder
Build Laptop Holder
Build Laptop Cover
Build Paper Holder
File Holder
Word Macros
Make Back Support
Pillow Modification
Computing on Back
Recliner Chairs
Building Foam Desk
Build a Book Holder
Recliner with Desk

Computer setups for the back-lying

Computer setups for the reclining


Sleeping and reading
accessories for the
side-lying


Reading and writing
stand for the standing


Music keyboard raiser

Food holder

Tray holder and standing assistance acces- sory

Raised work trays for kitchen or workroom

Raised workbench for garage

Raised massage table

Raised sinks, faucets, and towel racks

Mattresses for TV watching and eating

Using a reacher device for dressing, picking things up, and grabbing things that are too high or low to reach without bending or straining

Toilet seat riser

Living Room Floor-Level Back-Lying Remote Holder

Living Room Back-Lying Remote Holder

Two High-Leverage Shower Knobs

Raised Shower Head

Remodeled Counter and Sink Faucet and Faucet Knobs in Bathroom and Kitchen

Left-Click Microswitch and Switch-Adapted Mouse

Xkeys for Easier Drag and Copy and Paste Functions

Bathtub Saddle Remodel for Safety

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves

Accessibility Pool Steps with Reduced Riser Height

Hot Tub with Safety Rail and Safety Pole

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We've deduced after decades of experience that hot tub filter caps and pool equipment valves can be hard to turnóeven for a healthy person with no serious problems. The cap or valve loosening/twisting problem becomes magnified many fold if you're talking weak, sick, injured, small, elderly or young people. Some people develop carpal tunnel or fibromyalgia or arthritis and cannot twist these caps and valves. We even found a defective valve (brand new) on our hot tub heater/filterer system that was almost unturnable by anyone's standards.

All of which leads us to a need to turn a difficult job into a snap, even for weak, sick, injured, small, elderly or young people. Enter: our own invention, the handy dandy valve and filter cap tool. Someone should patent it. Go aheadówe don't care. You have our permission. We want nothing in return. We built the tool with a one by six board and a jigsaw. We made templates by tracing around the pool valve handles and filter caps onto a piece of paper with a valve stem sized hole cut in the middle and a slit from hole to outside so we could put the paper around the stem and trace downward onto the paper. We cut out a hole in the paper the shape of the tracing for both objects. We put the templates onto the wood, traced the inside of the hole on the wood, then jigsawed them out (starting with a drilled hole the width of a jigsaw blade, obviously). The result is seen below. The main thing to remember is that it's easy to OVER-tighten, since the leverage factor is intense!

Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves
Do-It-Yourself Accessibility Wrench for Pool Filters and Valves


PVC Pool Pipe Valve
PVC Pool Pipe Valve


Pool Filter Top
Pool Filter Top