Chametz that is found on a high surface such as on top of a closet or bookcase

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Chametz that is found on a high surface such as on top of a closet or bookcase:[1]

One is obligated to destroy a Kezayis of Chametz even if it is found on a very high surface.[2] [Furthermore even less than a Kezayis should be destroyed.[3]] The above obligation applies even if one already nullified his Chametz. Thus, one is obligated to bring a ladder on the night of the 14th [or prior to it] and take the Chametz down from on top of his closets, dressers, book cases and the like.

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[1] Admur 438:11

[2] The reason: The reason for this is because it is possible for the Chametz to fall and one may then forget and come to eat it. [Admur ibid] It is thus not similar to Chametz found in cracks and crevices that are unreachable by hand, as there is no worry that such Chametz will become reachable over Pesach.

[3] Although in 438:11 Admur writes “a kezayis” is to be destroyed from a high surface [and not less-as rules the Elya Raba 438:7 and Olas Shabbos 438:2] nevertheless in the Kuntrus Acharon he questions this ruling and seemingly leans to be stringent.

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