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Old 04-08-2016, 09:06 PM   #1
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Slide broom

I've just finished my slide broom and it works great and breaks down for easy storage.
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Old 04-08-2016, 09:58 PM   #2
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I rather like this idea. I was thinking about carrying a collapsible ladder but something like this would save me the trouble.
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I ran across a commercially built one surfing the web the other day. Here's the link.
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I also came across that one also but it would not work on my bedroom slide which is only about 14". So I went with this set up. One sweep of the bedroom slide and two or three for the kitchen and living slides.


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Now if it just had a mirror................
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Great idea. I'll have to work on that!!!!!

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I've just finished my slide broom and it works great and breaks down for easy storage.
I like that a lot. Would you mind sharing details of what you bought and how you assembled it?

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Click on the pictures to enlarge them for a better understanding.
I bought the broom with a collapsible handle and an adjustable flag pole holder at Lowe's. I secured the flag pole holder to the broom with some decking screws. I secured an 1/2" elbow to the handle but had to use some aluminum tape around the holder so that it would fit secure. I used two 45's rather than one 90 on the flag pole holder only because I didn't have a 90 in my plumbing box.

I drilled holes in the 45 on the broom end and in the 90 on the handle end for pins for easy dismantling.

I determined the length of the PVC by measuring from the end of the broom to the pole so that it would match my largest slide.

I plan on adding some dowel rods inside the pipe or redo with 3/4" PVC to make it a little more sturdy, but it does the job as is.

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Thank you, now I will know what to get on my next trip to Lowes!

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Hey Charlie,
Just noticed that you are in Ga.
I'm an old Ga. boy who was raised in Albany, graduated from UGA, and retired in LaGrange. Spent lots of time in your area. Great part of our state!!!!!!
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Handyman,
I've been in N. Georgia for 11 years, I came here after I retired. It is a great place to live. Spent about 30 years in Florida...only go there now to visit!
Let me know when you are in the area, I'll buy you a beer.
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If you make a MOD 2 to add a mirror, don't forget LED lighting.

Looks pretty functional.
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If you make a MOD 2 to add a mirror, don't forget LED lighting.

Looks pretty functional.

This has brooms, mirrors and lights!! No mods needed!
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LOL. I retired in Ga. and moved to Fl.
I'll have a cold one for you too if you are ever down my way.
We will be passing your way this fall as we head for the NC mountains.



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This has brooms, mirrors and lights!! No mods needed!
Now you have given me an idea... I have an RC car....

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Careful.... Don't out do me.... LOL......

But you do have the wheels spinning............. in my head...........

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