Introduction: PVC Tiles Clean Pad

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To clean bathroom tiles, I found if the clean pad has a handle will very helpful for heavy duty work. I went to many stores try to buy a clean pad with a strong handle, but I didn't find what I want in the stores. I decided to make one by myself. It is made with PVC. Simple and very helpful. The cost is less than $2.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

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Materials:

3/4" PVC Tee x 1 ($0.42/pc)

3/4" PVC Elbow x 1 ($0.48/pc)

3/4" PVC Pipe 8" Long x 1

1/2" Pex Pipe 2" Long x 1

Screws x 2

Scouring Pad x 1 ($0.59/2pc)

Tools:

Saw

Screw Driver

Knife ( I used a wood chisel)

Step 2: Make a Pad Holder

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Cut out 3/8" on both side of the 3/4" PVC tee.

Saw a gap on the tee.

Chamfer the tee with knife.

Put the 1/2" Pex pipe in Scouring Pad, roll and slide into the tee.

Screw the tee, pad and Pex together.

Step 3: Assembling

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Assemble the tee with 8" long pipe and elbow.

Comments

jabonga (author)2016-10-04

Very nice.This is awesome.

andrefierens (author)2016-08-06

Genius ! I like it !

rafununu (author)2016-07-28

Take care Dyson, competitors are there !

muneefmufee (author)2015-04-01

awesome

turbiny (author)2015-03-23

is it flexible enough to make a tighter/smaller cut and use it like a jaw/clamp?
getting rid of the screws.

lrohde (author)turbiny2015-03-26

pensei a mesma coisa

sickdog74 (author)2015-03-22

PVC pipe! What can't it do? This is awesome. I'm going to make one today!

alcurb (author)2015-02-26

I scoured the stores looking for a tool like the one you created. Simple, elegant, useful. Now I need to scrape around for a grout cleaning tool. I found that copper wire brushes work best, but they have an affinity to stab your fingers in a moment of inattention.

Nice work!

amjohnny (author)alcurb2015-03-13

Thank you. The grout cleaning tool is a good project. I just made a grout cleaning brush. Hope you can see it here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Grout-Cleaning-Brush/

It would help to protect fingers from stabbing.

f4ablue (author)2015-02-25

length of the screws?

amjohnny (author)f4ablue2015-02-25

I used 1/2".

bmr20060 (author)2015-02-23

excellent idea of using the pvc pipe and scrubbing pad, i am thinking that interfacing it onto a telescopic floor mop pole will be a very handy tool for people like me with limited mobility

shantinath1000 (author)bmr200602015-02-25

I would think a solid section would work better- you can put more pressure on it with out it colapsing.

sarathsama (author)2015-02-24

simple and practical very nice idea

alfafer (author)2015-02-23

Muy buena idea, genial, práctico y económico, gracias por compartir.

Very good idea, great, practical and economical, thanks for sharing.

MichaelAtOz (author)2015-02-22

If you put an end-cap on the handle, may need a bit of glue, it won't let fluid drip thru the tube and onto your wrist. If you use it to plunge, like in a toilet, it will stop water entering the tube via captured air.

amjohnny (author)MichaelAtOz2015-02-23

Yes, put a cap on the end has good looking and likes a finished product. I'm worry some dirty water stay in the handle, so I choose open end. An elbow is good for hold the handle and you can make a hook for it:

jwmock (author)2015-02-23

Very nice. You can also just use a dowel pushed in the tee inside the cleaning pad to hold it in place. No need for screws to replace the pad.

lbrewer42 (author)2015-02-22

Genius! I love to see fast, easy, durable, and inexpensive fixes. Your post is exaclty what, to me, is the at the root of what makes instructables.com so great :^)

amjohnny (author)lbrewer422015-02-22

Thank you.

ClareBS (author)lbrewer422015-02-22

I agree, the simple ones are the heart of instructables. (I like the complicated ones too.)

urdivine (author)2015-02-22

Excellent. I'm making one.

JerryTrottmann (author)2015-02-22

Sweet Hack. I have a perfect application and will be making three. Will be cleaning camping pit toilets and a long sturdy handle is a must. Cheap is good.

Thanks for the hack.

amjohnny (author)JerryTrottmann2015-02-22

Thanks for comments everyone.

My 1st prototype is for cleaning toilets. I didn't show it here since it is made with waste pipes and fittings and too ugly. For cleaning toilets, it's better to make the head ( I mean the pad holder) smaller. Cut more on both side of the tee.

I have another good idea to improve this handle pad for cleaning toilets. But up to now I haven't found a way to hold the camera to make a video since I need to show how to use it by two hands.

rashid1978 (author)2015-02-22

Good and perfect ID I like it.

gwfong (author)2015-02-22

very clever

twestheimer (author)2015-02-22

Looks like it could be a great back scratcher too!

f5mando (author)2015-02-22

Brilliant!

sniffydogs (author)2015-02-22

Great Idea!

asujath2000 (author)2015-02-22

instead of pipe why don't you add wooden or plastic stick for handle ?

pravs2k (author)2015-02-15

Very nice. Will try making.Thank you.

hardlydavidson (author)2015-02-07

this is really useful. thanks for sharing. definitely looks 100% more durable than what you get in shops. :)

sway (author)2015-02-07

This is a great idea. It can be made extra long for scrubbing floor tiles too.

Thank You

amjohnny (author)sway2015-02-07

Yes, thanks for your idea. I will make a longer handle to clean swimming pool tiles.

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