Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby andrew881 » June 22nd, 2016, 6:53 am

I am still looking for a neato mod able to suck and mop at same time, any news? The 3d printed item is always unavailable. Anyway a wet mop would need a separate tank to auto refill it.
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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby glnc222 » June 22nd, 2016, 12:54 pm

Besides the 3D printed clip there is a pre-fitted pad on Aliexpress http://www.aliexpress.com/item/2-Piece-2015-Newest-Neato-XV-11-XV-12-XV-14-XV-15-XV-21-Botvac/32542880925.html?spm=2114.01020208.3.1.iHMDJt&ws_ab_test=searchweb201556_7

Converting a Neato into a Scooba does not sound practical or would cost as much as the mopping robot.
Maybe Chinese Ecovacs has a competing device? What about Braava?
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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby mfortuna » June 22nd, 2016, 3:06 pm

Using a wet mop with a Neato would not be a good idea. You should only use a dry mop to prevent the Neato from sucking moisture.
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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby andrew881 » November 1st, 2016, 7:19 am

I think it is way too expensive to be a simple piece of plastic. Plus, i should pay 18 dollars for delivery... for me it is a not. Unless someone here in Europe with a 3d printer wants to print it and sell it for a more reasonable price (i think, nothing more than 10 euro).
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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby andrew881 » January 28th, 2017, 6:25 am

I have finally used the Chinese pad I bought in aliexpress. I added some water and floor detergent (3 caps each 40 ml with a small amount of detergent the rest water). The result is pretty good. The robot did the usual aspiration but left a regular pattern wet floor behind. One wet pad was enough to clear one average room and maybeven it could do something more. It does not scratch the surface so if there are dried marks they will be still there. But the floor in the end was so clean I had never seen it. It also had that good smell it has when you mop the floor. The satisfaction of watching a robot doing my job was more than the actual saving of time... I tried to record a video but the wet spots were not so visible as I could see them only with my own eyes. Anyway it works. I have tried it 4 times and the unit does not seem damaged. The very first time I used maybe too much water and that messed with the wheels sliding over the surface too wet and the unit looked "lost" some times. But when I put the right amount of water it was OK. I found that amount to be about 100/120 ml of water/detergent. I advice to put about 1/10 detergent and the rest water otherwise if you put more detergent the floor can be sticky.
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Re: Any idea on attaching a swiffer underneath it?

Postby andrew881 » January 31st, 2017, 3:49 am

The ideal wold be to stop the suction while it wet mops. Any idea how to do it?
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