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


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)



Screw Driver

Knife ( I used a wood chisel)

Step 2: Make a Pad Holder

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

Assemble the tee with 8" long pipe and elbow.

<p>Very nice.This is awesome.</p>
<p>Genius ! I like it !</p>
<p>Take care Dyson, competitors are there !</p>
<p>is it flexible enough to make a tighter/smaller cut and use it like a jaw/clamp?<br>getting rid of the screws.</p>
<p>pensei a mesma coisa</p>
<p>PVC pipe! What can't it do? This is awesome. I'm going to make one today!</p>
<p>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. </p><p>Nice work!</p>
<p>Thank you. The grout cleaning tool is a good project. I just made a grout cleaning brush. Hope you can see it here: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/Grout-Cleaning-Brush/" rel="nofollow">https://www.instructables.com/id/Grout-Cleaning-Brush/</a></p><p>It would help to protect fingers from stabbing.</p>
<p>length of the screws?</p>
<p>I used 1/2&quot;.</p>
<p>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</p>
<p>I would think a solid section would work better- you can put more pressure on it with out it colapsing. </p>
<p>simple and practical very nice idea</p>
<p>Muy buena idea, genial, pr&aacute;ctico y econ&oacute;mico, gracias por compartir.<br></p><p>Very good idea, great, practical and economical, thanks for sharing.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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: </p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>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 :^)</p>
<p>Thank you.</p>
<p>I agree, the simple ones are the heart of instructables. (I like the complicated ones too.)</p>
<p>Excellent. I'm making one.</p>
<p>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.</p><p>Thanks for the hack.</p>
<p>Thanks for comments everyone. </p><p>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.</p><p>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.</p>
Good and perfect ID I like it.
<p>very clever</p>
<p>Looks like it could be a great back scratcher too!</p>
<p>Great Idea!</p>
<p>instead of pipe why don't you add wooden or plastic stick for handle ?</p>
<p>Very nice. Will try making.Thank you.</p>
this is really useful. thanks for sharing. definitely looks 100% more durable than what you get in shops. :)
<p>This is a great idea. It can be made extra long for scrubbing floor tiles too.</p><p>Thank You</p>
<p>Yes, thanks for your idea. I will make a longer handle to clean swimming pool tiles.</p>

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