As best shown in , a fan blade cleaning tool 10 according to a first embodiment comprises a box-shaped housing having first and second openings 14, 16 on opposing sides with a passage extending therebetween for receiving a fan blade B. A dust gutter 18 extends outwardly from, and adjacent to, first opening 14.
A dusty ceiling fan can damage the motor. Dust can fly around whenever you turn it on, too. Some people can reach their fan with a step stool or small ladder, but even that can be a hassle. There are ceiling-fan cleaning tools that have an extension pole, but why buy a tool when you can use items you already own?
is a perspective view of a fan blade cleaning tool according to a first embodiment of the present invention, with a fan blade positioned within a housing of the tool;
The present invention is directed to a fan blade cleaning tool having a box-shaped housing. The housing has first and second openings on opposing sides, with a passage extending therebetween for receiving a fan blade. A dust gutter extends outwardly from, and adjacent to, the first opening.
telescoping pole of stronger steel, plus 8 great attachments
In accord with the invention a fan blade cleaning tool is provided which includes a cleaning element removably mounted within a housing, the element having interior surfaces defining a centrally disposed passageway aligned to frictionally engage an outer surface of a fan blade for removing debris therefrom. An elongated handle is affixed to the housing for moving the cleaning element over the length of a fan blade to substantially clean the entire fan blade. Preferably the element is formed from a deformably resilient material with the passageway extending from an inlet end portion to an exit end portion. The inlet end portion is vertically and horizontally tapered from a wide open inlet end to an interior in which the vertical tapering terminates, and the passageway thereafter is tapered only in the horizontal direction to its exit end portion. The passageway also has a decreasing transverse width from its inlet to its exit. Other aspects include the provision of an improved cleaning tool wherein the passageway includes an inlet defined by a pair of oppositely disposed and facing trapezoidal surfaces with a first surface declined rearwardly from a horizontal plane and a second surface inclined rearwardly from a horizontal plane, and a pair of oppositely disposed trapezoidal upright walls connected longitudinally along their respective upper and lower edges to the trapezoidal surfaces. A material having fibers protruding therefrom is affixed to the internal surfaces defining the passageway for gently cleaning and capturing the debris when the cleaning element engages and is passed longitudinally of a fan blade.
Cleaning Dirty Dusty Ceiling Fans-Living Areas
Referring now to FIG. 1, the fan blade cleaning tool is shown generally at 10 and comprises a housing 11 in the form of a hollow shell with top 12 being parallel to bottom 13, and parallel side walls 14, 15. The housing 11 is formed with a front wall 17 having an opening 16 defined by integrally-formed, inwardly-directed flanges 18a and 18b which function as a front restrainer or retainer for cleaning element 19 as will be more apparent hereinafter. The rear face 21 of housing 11 (see FIG. 6) has an opening 22 defined by inwardly-directed flanges 21a and 21b which also operates as a rear retainer for cleaning element 19. Thus, the hollow shell of the housing 11 is enclosed except for the front opening 16 (FIG. 1) of the front wall 17 and the rear opening 22 (FIG. 6) in rear face 21.
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The present invention is directed to a fan blade cleaning tool having a box-shaped housing. The housing has first and second openings on opposing sides, with a passage extending therebetween for receiving a fan blade. A dust gutter extends outwardly from, and adjacent to, the first opening. A method of cleaning a fan blade using the disclosed tool is also provided.
Referring now to FIG. 4, the arrangement of the fiber clad surfaces of passageway 22a are shown in a manner which facilitates a description of the operation of the cleaning tool 10. Handle fitting 23 is an integrally formed part of housing 11 and has integrally molded threads 11a into which is secured a handle 24. The handle 24 preferably includes a rubberized sleeve 24a substantially covering the entire handle 24 to provide a more secure grip and greater comfort for a user. The handle fitting 23 is angled so that a person using the fan blade cleaning tool 10 may easily operate the tool 10 which compensates for the blade angle and permits the user to grasp the generally vertical handle 24, with the user's shoulders generally laterally of the blade being cleaned and pass the tool through its back and forth cleaning stroke. Also, this arrangement allows for better visibility by a user and prevents any debris knocked loose from the fan blade in either direction from falling directly onto the user during use thereof.