Category: Cleaning

Extension Handle For Feather Duster

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DO IT YOURSELF ENTRY --- PURPOSE: To enable individuals who use wheelchairs or limited reach to dust. Included in a chapter entitled "Housekeeping & Getting Around," this article provides detailed instructions with illustrations for adding a lightweight extension handle to a feather duster. Use a dowel to extend the handle and add foam hot-water-pipe insulation at the end of the dowel to form a built-up grip. Use tie wraps or plastic tape to fasten the dowel to the handle of the feather duster. Wrap the foam insulation with plastic tape to secure it. MATERIALS: Lightweight feather duster; one quarter-inch or 3/8-inch dowel, one or two feet long, plastic ties, and plastic tape. SKILLS: Assembly. TITLE: Using Long Handles to extend Your Reach. BOOK: Easy Things to Make to Make Things Easy: Simple Do-It-Yourself Home Modifications for Older People & Others with Physical Limitations. REF: Cambridge, Massachusetts: Brookline Books: p. 78-79. PAGES (including cover) 3. 1997.


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