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Old 10-09-2015, 03:56 PM   #1
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Cleaning debris off slide top

23IKSS, no topper on kitchen slide (not an option, I think?). With awning retracted, get decent amount of tree debris up there. Besides ladder and broom, any other ways to clean it off before retracting?

Getting pelted by acorns as I type.

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Old 10-09-2015, 04:01 PM   #2
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I have been using 30 feet of 3/8 nylon rope with a towel tied to one end.

Throw the rope over and then pull the free end, three or four times works well for me.

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Old 10-09-2015, 04:02 PM   #3
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I made a broom that makes an upside-down J to sweep my slide off before retracting. I can't see if it's clean, but several swipes and nothing else falling is an indication that it's all off. I get on top and clean them really good once in a while.
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Old 10-09-2015, 04:05 PM   #4
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Some people tie a rope to each end of a towel and with one person at each end work the towel back and forth along the slide. Others use a leaf blower. I'm sure others will post other methods.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:40 AM   #5
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I go up on top and sweep. Gives me a chance to check the roof, too.
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Old 10-10-2015, 11:47 AM   #6
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I go up on top and sweep. Gives me a chance to check the roof, too.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:30 PM   #7
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x3. you'd be amazed how much gunk gets all over the slide roof....
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:34 PM   #8
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I bought a Stihl electric leaf blower with a gutter cleaning kit. It works great for me. I bought them both at my local ACE Hardware.
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Old 10-10-2015, 12:45 PM   #9
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However u decide to clean it is very important to get debris off your slide. Pine cones hickoy nuts acorns can ruin your gaskets.
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Old 10-10-2015, 08:04 PM   #10
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I climb up on mine to sweep it off occasionally too, but recently a good friend was doing the same thing when he fell off suffering severe brain damage. So please be careful when doing this.

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