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Old 04-30-2018, 05:01 AM   #1
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Yesterday I washed my yurt with water and a bit of dish soap - prior to a nice rain (final rinse) and before the hordes of spring bugs arrive. It was very easy and looks fantastic! But higher up on the roof could use a scrub too - even more so.

The step ladder only allows a certain amount of reach. And there are steps and a walkway around a 1/3 of the yurt that makes step ladders not feasible.

I have an extension ladder too, but not sure if I can carefully lean it against the edge wo/hurting the canvas. Maybe some sort of homemade ladder attachment that distributes the weight and protects the vinyl with a soft, cushy layer?

Unless discouraged to best just live with a dirty roof, I'll probably make some sort of long handled tool with a scrub brush attached and perhaps weighted a bit and gently clean what I can. But figured I'd see if anyone else has thoughts, ideas, or experience with cleaning yurt roofs. Thanks!

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Old 04-30-2018, 08:56 AM   #2
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My advice is to find an old pool cleaner. You can usually dig one up at a yard sale or craigslist.
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In order to access the ring on my 16'er I simply lean extend my 24' extension ladder and lay it on top the rafters, parallel with them. Never had an issue with that.
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I have not tried to buy one, but I have used a friend's loooong handled brush that he borrowed from another friend who worked at a truck stop, washing over the road trucks. If there is a truck stop near you that offers such a service, you might ask to borrow, or rent it for an afternoon.

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