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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by Phils View Post
    I have an Echo backpack blower that replaced the handheld I pained my back with for years. I don't remember when I bought it, but I'd guess 5 or 6 years ago....
    Thanks for the tips! My dad had an Echo back in the 60s/90s. I think my sister still has it. Pretty good quality stuff.
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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Zebra View Post
    I use Moss' leaf blower procedure after every mowing use. When changing oil
    I layer up disposable shop towels in the bottom of the tub to get spillage. Then wipe up any oil that was missed. Hose it out once or twice a year whenever it sees mud.
    I do that paper towel thing, too. I also crack the filter a half turn, then I slip a gallon zip lock back under and up around the filter, then remove it the rest of the way. Catches pretty much every drop and prevents spills.

    I thank whoever on TBN told me of this tip several years ago!
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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by MossRoad View Post
    I do that paper towel thing, too. I also crack the filter a half turn, then I slip a gallon zip lock back under and up around the filter, then remove it the rest of the way. Catches pretty much every drop and prevents spills.

    I thank whoever on TBN told me of this tip several years ago!
    Ok, that procedure will be used on my cars and trucks too. Wow, something so obvious....I never thunk of it before.

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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red Zebra View Post
    Ok, that procedure will be used on my cars and trucks too. Wow, something so obvious....I never thunk of it before.
    Yeah, it kills me when someone says "Why don't you try XXXXX next time?" and it is so simple I just stand there with my mouth open catching flies, often too stunned to slap my forehead with my palm!
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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    used plastic shopping bags work well too.

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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Quote Originally Posted by SpringHollow View Post
    used plastic shopping bags work well too.

    Ken
    I use that method as well.

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    Default Re: How often do you clean your tub?

    Dear Carl,

    After Sedgewick, I clean it whenever there is debris in the tub. (I check after every use.) I think the risk of ignition is too high with chaff and oil and fuel in the tub. I hand pick out all the big stuff, then blow out what I can and move to water. I always use detergent (dawn or simple green) on all oil spots in the tub after an oil change. That way, if I see a dirt patch, I know I have an oil weep from something and I can get on top of it while it is still just weeping, not spraying.

    I powerwash it about every other month, or whenever I think I won't be able to see the weeps. Like MR, I get all of the solids out first, then use detergent and water. I haven't actively washed the tunnel, so I think I'll have a look see to figure out what I have been missing.

    Love the ziplock idea; it sounds better than the little plastic tray that I've been using.

    All the best,

    Peter

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